Office: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office
FOA Number: DE-LC-0000023.0001
Link to Apply: Apply on EERE Exchange
Available Funding: $4 Million

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this Lab Call will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by spurring technology leadership in microelectronics -- a foundational technology for clean energy -- and to stop exponential growth in microelectronics energy use.

From 2010 to 2020, microelectronic energy use doubled every three years, and since 2020, microelectronics energy use has increased beyond 10% of global electricity use. This unsustainable trend has created an unprecedented need for rapid increases in microelectronics energy efficiency for everything from nanoscale devices to artificial intelligence software.

This Lab Call is focused on flattening the slope of microelectronics energy use as part of AMMTO’s broader microelectronics R&D roadmapping effort now called “Energy Efficiency Scaling for two Decades.”

Topic Area

Topic 1: Lab Seedlings for Devices that contribute at least 10X to Energy Efficiency Scaling for 2 Decades (EES2)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to align proposals with the research directions and approaches articulated in the workshop report from the 2021 Semiconductor Workshop 2 – Ultra-Precise Control for Ultra-Efficient Devices. Like that workshop, this topic is focused on R&D to drive ultra-precise control of manufacturing for ultra-energy-efficient (e.g., >10x over today’s metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor) semiconductor devices. These devices (e.g., transistors used for logic, memory, and communications) are the building blocks for integrated circuits and affect nearly every aspect of our modern lives including some of the fastest growing industries (e.g., telecom, internet, and the internet of things).

Key Dates

Lab Call Release:

April 19, 2023

Full Application Submission Deadline:

June 6, 2023, 5:00pm ET

Expected Decision Date:

July TBD

Expected Beginning Award Issue Date(s):

August TBD

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