The University of Notre Dame has renamed its recently established center for nanoelectronics research the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND).
The change from the previous name – Midwest Academy for Nanoelectronics and Architectures (MANA) – was made to avoid possible confusion with the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance, which uses the MANA acronym.
Led by Notre Dame, MIND is a research consortium designed to discover and develop the next nanoscale logic device, which will be the basic building block of future computer technology.
In collaboration with the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the support of the state of Indiana and city of South Bend, the MIND consortium also includes Purdue University, the University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
The SRC-NRI has previously funded three other centers at the University of Texas, UCLA and the University of Albany. The addition of MIND to the current national Nanoelectronics Research Initiative brings the considerable research expertise of Midwestern universities, and national laboratories located in the region, to the effort to develop a new class of semiconductor materials and devices.
SRC is a consortium of six major companies in the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing business that includes IBM, Intel, Micron, Texas Instruments, AMD, and Freescale.
_Editor’s Note:To view the original news release announcing the establishment of MIND, please go to: /content.cfm?topicid=27066 _