July 27, 2007 – The Semiconductor Research Corp., a university-research consortium for semiconductor technologies, is being recognized by the US government with the National Medal of Technology — the nation’s highest honor for technological innovation — for its “critical” contributions to both the domestic and global chip industries.
Specifically, the research consortium is being recognized “for building the world’s largest and most successful university research force to support the rapid growth of the semiconductor industry,” and proving the viability of collaborative research. It also is being recognized for its efforts to organize more than 1000 top technologists worldwide to define the methodology that evolved into the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
“SRC was instrumental in making the U.S. semiconductor industry the most innovative and successful producers of integrated circuits in the world,” said Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel and a member of the SRC, in a statement. “I know of no other industry collaboration that has had such a major impact on moving technology forward.”