SRC Liaison Program

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Delivering Maximum Value through Effective Connections

What is the Liaison Program?

Liaisons are member company employees who sign up on one or more SRC research efforts. By doing so, they provide a helping hand, and reap benefits for their companies in terms of early transfer of useful findings and technology.

The joy of this program is in its flexibility. While the basics are simple—liaisons connect their companies to the research and to researchers—implementation is really up to you and your company.

Develop the Workforce

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Liaisons serve as mentors, providing guidance and inspiration to graduate students preparing to enter the semiconductor industry. Liaisons help students achieve academic excellence through real-life exposure to industry practices. Often the mentoring relationships lead to internships or summer hires, and liaisons frequently serve on a student's thesis advisory or final exam committee.

Contribute to Research

Encouraging dialogue and technology exchange between the university and industry communities is a major role of liaisons. Their expertise, equipment, and feedback—as well as guidance and material assistance—bridge the conventional gap between academia and industry. Through this cooperation, research is use-inspired, and results are more rapid and relevant.

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Academia Contributes to Industry

Academia can provide an out of the box approach to current problems which enhance industry research and development enables a differentiated product for the market place. They can also provide an outside perspective adding diversity to the thought process of how best to attack a challenge.

Access New Technology

Liaisons are ideally positioned to ensure that new research breakthroughs are actually applied in a timely manner. Through their work with university researchers, liaisons gain valuable insights into the problems and solutions that will ultimately impact industry competitiveness, and they provide an effective way to deliver actionable research results directly to their companies.

Identify the Best

Each year, GRC, JUMP and nCORE members identify the most compelling research from current and recent tasks and themes. Because of their close association with research efforts, liaisons are often invited to participate in this assessment.


For further information, contact the Liaison Coordinator or log into Pillar to get started.

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