Industry Engagement

ASAP seeks to fulfill the mission of NSF's I-UCRC program to generate "breakthrough research by enabling close and sustained engagement between industry innovators, world-class academic teams, and government agencies with significant benefits to all entities." 

Benefits of Membership

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  1. Access to faculty members with deep expertise in materials science, device physics and engineering, and circuit design from three different labs in Grainger College of Engineering.
  2. Existing infrastructure for basic and applied research at UIUC with high-quality synthesis, fabrication, characterization, modeling and simulation tools.
  3. High caliber graduate students from the U.S. and all over the world.
  4. Access to IP from research projects.
  5. Ability to leverage NSF $ for management resources and leverage further for additional grants with only 10% overhead for the IUCRC program as opposed to standard ~60%
  6. High return on investment—leverage one membership fee across projects and updates from all projects
  7. Excellent Open Innovation program – leverage outside experts and use ASAP as a platform to collaborate across different sectors of the industry (foundry, tool company, defense company, start-up, clients, etc.)

Member Organizations

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
  • IBM
  • Intel Corporation
  • LG Innotek Co., Ltd. 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Lab (MIT LL)
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC)
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Sandia