MTO Office Panel: Computation and the Electronics Resurgence Initiative
Transistor scaling, the central mechanism for electronics progress, faces an inflection point under Moore’s Law. At the same time, the cost of integrated circuit design is rising rapidly, making the most advanced technology available only to the largest companies, and limiting innovation. To maintain the traditional U.S. economic and security advantage in microelectronics, MTO has established the Electronics Resurgence Initiative, a collaborative effort to bolster innovation and to establish a base layer of new semiconductor technologies to meet the computing needs of tomorrow’s technology. MTO Program Managers will discuss their efforts to enable this future. Their research areas include new material options and transistor architectures for integrated circuits, methods for dramatically reducing the time and cost of application specific circuit design, advanced machine learning techniques to understand context and learn continuously, and low-power hardware architectures to enable complex computation in embedded military applications. Program Managers will also address how to best protect military hardware during design and fabrication.