Allying with Strategic Partners
To ensure an adequate supply of technology workers, and to keep technology moving forward at a pace that tracks with our relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law, Intel developes strategic relationships with organizations that have similar goals.
Filling the pipeline with trained innovators begins with promoting science, technology, engineering and math in K-12. It continues at the graduate level and beyond, where the focus intensifies on electrical engineering, computer and materials sciences, and advanced technology research.
As transistors shrink, and the size of the wafers grow, Intel collaborates with over 250 standards and industry groups to ensure the ecosystem is in place to support such technological leaps.
SRC’s mission and impact
One organization that shares our vision is the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) which works with member companies and universities to advance precompetitive technologies through collaborative research.
For 30 years, members of SRC programs have invested millions in cutting-edge semiconductor research supporting thousands of elite students and hundreds of faculty members at scores of universities worldwide. The combination of use-inspired research experience and contact with real-world engineering allows them to hit the ground running in industry positions.
Intel and SRC
Intel has supported SRC since its founding in 1982, serving on the board of directors, working closely to define research priorities, and providing technologists to mentor students involved in research. As one of the SRC’s largest contributors, Intel has significant influence on the selection of funded projects and works to recognize outstanding faculty and technical achievements.
Intel collaborates with the SRC and industry partners to provide funding for some 700 faculty and 1500 students who are working on projects related to devices, interconnects, packaging, nanomanufacturing, design, circuits, systems, test, and more.
Other strategic research relationships
Intel also partners with other organizations that share our passion for training the students who will become the next generation of technology leaders, including:
- The Center for Integrated Systems (CIS) at Stanford University which works with Intel and other firms to produce world-class research and Ph.D. graduates in fields related to integrated systems.
- Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT supports research and education in micro- and nano-systems.
- Imec conducts world-leading research in nano-electronics with its partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy.
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Creating a Foundation for the Future
"SRC supports the university research that establishes the foundation for the industry, and provides the next generation of engineers and scientists. It is through these two actions that SRC helps the industry be competitive around the world."
Craig Barrett, Former Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation