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MIT RECEIVES $1.19 MILLION CONTRACT FROM SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CORP.

 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston has been honored by the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) with the designation as an SRC Center of Excellence. The designation is accompanied by a $1.19 million research contract for 1994.
 A Center of Excellence is a premiere research institution charged with a unified set of tasks with a long-range focus of strategic interest to the semiconductor industry.
 The MIT/SRC Center of Excellence will conduct research in microsystem technologies and will bring together a broad range of design and processing expertise. Ten faculty members and 17 students will be involved in the research, with Professor Dimitri Antoniadis of MIT directing the center.
 "MIT will continue to emphasize technology modules but will also work to integrate sensors and circuitry to create more cost-effective structures for SRC member companies," said William T. Lynch, SRC director of microstructures sciences. "The unique aspect of the MIT research program will be its emphasis on systems integration of technology."
 MIT is the sixth SRC Center of Excellence in the U.S. Others are located at Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, U.C.-Berkeley, Stanford and Michigan.
 The work at the MIT/SRC Center of Excellence will encompass six SRC research interests: design techniques, advanced devices, advanced technology, technology computer-aided design, plasma etch and reliability.
 The SRC is a consortium of more than 60 member companies and government agencies that conducts a national program of university research in order to strengthen the competitive ability of the U.S. semiconductor industry. In 1992, the SRC sponsored $30 million in research at 60 major universities.
 The SRC was created in 1982 by the Semiconductor Industry Association and is located in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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 /CONTACT: Larry W. Sumney, president, or William T. Lynch, director of microstructures sciences, of Semiconductor Research Corp., 919-541-9400, or Ben Kittner of TechKnowledge Communications, 919-821-0900/


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