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Electronics and Microchips

Technologies based on the manipulation of electrons and, increasingly, photons

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Robert E. Kahn is the CEO of Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which he founded in 1986. He received a B.E.E. from the City College of New York in 1960, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1962 and 1964 respectively. He worked on the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and then became an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT.
Mr. Andreas Olofsson joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office in January 2017. His interests include intelligent design automation, system optimization, and open hardware.
Mark Papermaster is chief technology officer and senior vice president of Technology and Engineering at AMD, responsible for corporate technical direction, product development including system-on-chip (SOC) methodology, microprocessor design, I/O and memory, and advanced research. He also oversees Information Technology to deliver AMD’s compute infrastructure and services.
Lynn is widely known for her seminal work in computer architecture at IBM in the 60s and in very large scale integrated system design methodology at Xerox PARC in the 70s. Her contributions, framed in the famous Mead-Conway textbook "Introduction to VLSI Systems", led to a worldwide revolution in silicon chip design and rapid chip prototyping during the 80s, including the spawning of DARPA’s MOSIS System. As Assistant Director for Strategic Computing at DARPA, Lynn led the planning and start-up of DARPA’s 80s initiative to coalesce DOD’s technology-base for intelligent weapons systems. She then joined the University of Michigan as Professor of EECS and Associate Dean of Engineering, where she continued her distinguished career.
Microelectronics support nearly all Department of Defense (DoD) activities, enabling capabilities such as the global positioning system, radar, command and control, and communications. Ensuring secure access to leading-edge microelectronics, however, is a challenge. The changing global semiconductor industry and the sophistication of U.S. adversaries, who might target military electronic components, suggest the need for an updated microelectronics security framework.