May 5, 2009
ECE graduate student Dan Morris has been awarded a fellowship by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Global Research Consortium (GRC).
The SRC GRC was created in 1986 to attract exceptionally talented students to academic areas of interest to GRC members. GRC Fellows are encouraged to conduct research leading to novel, high-payoff solutions for the technology challenges faced by the semiconductor industry at and beyond the time horizons of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.
Morris' research demonstrates integrated circuit design methodologies that exploit extremely regular patterning techniques capable of sub-32nm manufacturing. These methodologies reduce the cost of moderate volume chips by binding memory cells and logic gates to shared grating patterns. This convergence of patterning also enables novel arrangements of logic and memory in new chip architectures. Morris' thesis advisor is Professor Larry Pileggi.
Fellows entering GRC member companies upon graduation facilitate the transfer of new science and technology from the participating universities to the supporting organizations. Fellows joining faculties at universities worldwide carry with them the expertise to stimulate new research activities and to encourage additional student interest in semiconductor-related fields.