Who Funds This?
In the early years, this work was funded by NSF; now it is supported entirely by industry.
Supporting the program gives members the following benefits:
Interested? Talk to us.
- Direct access to our graduate students ... and preferential treatment
when those grad students start inteviewing. Note that these students know more about
memory systems than just about anyone else in academia.
- Direct input into the topics we study. Want a question answered? a design space
explored and evaluated? an anomaly explained? a next-generation design created?
Suggest it, and we'll do it.
- Early access to our research results. Industry supporters see the results of our studies months,
perhaps years, before they go public ... or, in many cases, the results never go public (see the
- Proprietary research. We prefer to do research that can be published, but
in the past we have certinaly done NDA-covered, unpublished
research specific to a company's needs.
- Intellectual Property issues need not be an issue. The IP issue has been addressed
by others in academia who have set this precedent, so we are not doing anything novel here.
We've signed NDAs (and kept to them); we've done agreements wherein the IP we develop
resides with the company, etc. Anything is possible.
Prof. Bruce Jacob -
Traditional correspondence can be sent to
Prof. Bruce Jacob
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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