Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT) Call for Research

Funding Agency:
Semiconductor Research Corporation

Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT) member companies are pleased to solicit white papers for possible funding in 2022.

The call is open to all domestic and foreign universities and may be addressed by an individual investigator or a research team. Our selection process is divided into two stages. Interested parties are requested to submit a 1-page white paper, which should identify what can be done in a three-year period beginning January 1, 2023. A successfully selected white paper will result in an invitation to submit a full proposal. These proposals will be further down selected for SRC research contracts.

These projects will address existing and emerging challenges in information and communication technologies (ICT) and associated technologies, as outlined in the Decadal Plan for Semiconductors, and accelerating innovation in application

It is the intention of the members for selected projects to be reviewed and renewed annually, but we anticipate that a project will have a lifetime of 3 years which should help support a mix of research scholars.  SRC projects typically involve 1 or more research scholars doing a variety of doctoral dissertations, graduate research, undergraduate projects, and some post-doctoral work.  

SRC expects to support each project up to $95K (USD) per year.  The number and size of the contracts awarded will be determined by the availability of funds, the support of the research needs, and by the number of high-quality proposals. Proposals offering funding leverage (other funding resources related and beneficial to the proposed work) are encouraged and details should be described (ex. Fellowships, student support, fabrication support, etc.).

Some of the research selected will be funded through TxACE, directed by Prof. Ken O at the University of Texas – Dallas.

Each researcher may be involved in no more than two white papers as either a principal investigator or co-principal investigator.

Deadline for White Papers: June 9, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

SRC has released a document called the Decadal Plan for Semiconductors ( which describes five “Seismic Shifts” facing the electronics industry in the coming decade. Research should address issues arising from one of them:

• Smart Sensing – The Analog Data Deluge

• Memory & Storage – The Growth of Memory and Storage Demands

• Communication – Communication Capacity vs. Data Generation

• Security – ICT Security Challenges

• Energy Efficient – Compute Energy vs. Global Energy Production

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

June 9, 2022