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SC-Sponsored Reports

Workshop and roundtable reports sponsored by the Office of Science about topics related to microelectronics.

Microelectronics at the Department of Energy  

Microelectronics are everywhere — embedded in our consumer products; underlying our power, transportation, and information infrastructure; and fortifying our national security. These and other microelectronics applications are also intricately linked with America’s energy and decarbonization goals. The Biden-Harris Administration has articulated clear priorities that apply to the microelectronics industry. DOE is well positioned to support these administration priorities. However, sector competitiveness will ultimately be driven by the vitality of the semiconductor industry in the United States. Close interaction between DOE programs and the private sector across the Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment continuum is critical. To bolster coordination, this paper outlines DOE’s current, broad-ranging capabilities in microelectronics, future opportunities, and role in interfacing with industry to drive U.S. competitiveness.

Basic Research Needs Workshop for Microelectronics  

This report is based on a workshop on Basic Research Needs for Microelectronics, which was held October 23–25, 2018, and sponsored by ASCR, BES, and HEP. The goal of the workshop was to identify basic research needs associated with advanced microelectronics technologies for applications relevant to the DOE mission, including computing, power grid management, and science facility workloads.

Neuromorphic Computing – From Materials Research to Systems Architecture Roundtable  

The Office of Science, through its Offices of Basic Energy Science (BES) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), convened a roundtable consisting of 20 national lab, university and industry experts to evaluate computing architectures that go beyond Moore's Law and mimic neuro-biological architectures. The focus was on both advanced materials and scientific computing research opportunities to support development of a new paradigm for extreme and self-reconfigurable computing architectures.

5G Enabled Energy Innovation Workshop (5GEEIW)  

On March 10-12, 2020, the Office of Science (SC) organized a three-day workshop to deliver a community-based report highlighting 5G and beyond basic research, development, applications, technology transition, infrastructure, and demonstration opportunities in support of the U.S. DOE mission. The brochure and report will help the DOE Office of Science understand both the challenges and the opportunities offered by 5G and emerging advanced wireless technologies in the areas of basic research, development, and integration into scientific user facility operations.

Neuromorphic Computing – Architectures, Models, and Applications Workshop  

This workshop report describes basic research and development challenges and opportunities in the area of Neuromorphic Computing relevant to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program office. The focus of the workshop was to define a 10-20 year basic research and development roadmap for neuromorphic computing, a beyond-CMOS approach to future computing. The workshop was held during June 29 to July 1, 2016, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, TN.