Aiming to revive Japan's semiconductor industry
As a part of the MEXT Initiative to Establish Next-generation Novel Integrated Circuits Centers (X-NICS), aiming for a game change to green the Japanese integrated circuit industry and supply chain, integrated research on systems, circuits, devices, processes, and materials and human resource development are promoted in order to realize green semiconductors with low environmental impact. To do. Bringing together top researchers in Silicon electronics, mainly from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology, and Hiroshima University, and promoting joint research with companies, new integrated circuits that will be the key to creating new markets such as EV and AR. Promote technology research and development. In addition, we will work on practical human resource development with a view to 30 years from now by a team that includes participating companies in the semiconductor industry as well as technical colleges. In addition, we will share the prototype line and design environment for experiencing all the processes of integrated circuit production, and enhance recurrent human resource development for working adults.
We have formed a consortium with universities and companies to promote integrated Green-niX research and human resource development for integrated semiconductor engineers.
Leader：Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Tokyo Institute of Tchnology
Research Unit Leader, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
He has joined the Tokyo Institute of Technology since FY2013 after his experiences in NEC Corporation, MIT and Sony Corporation. He has been also the Research Supervisor of PRESTO on Information Carriers and Their Integrated Materials/Devices/Systems, and the Director of the Japan MOT Society from FY2019.
Sub-Leader：Kazuaki Sawada, Toyohashi University of Technology
Graduated doctoral course of Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT), Research Associate at Shizuoka University Electronics Engineering Research Institute, after working as a visiting professor at Technical University of Munich, Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Director of Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) of TUT.
Sub-Leader: Akinobu Teramoto, Hiroshima University
Graduated doctoral course of Tohoku University, after working LSI laboratory of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, after working as an associate professor and a professor at the Future Science and Technology Joint Research Center, Tohoku University, currently Dirctor of Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Science, and visiting professor at New Industry Creation Hatchery Center(NICHe) of Tohoku University.
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