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Title: External Review for Sandia National Laboratory Microelectronics and Photonics Program 1998 Review

Abstract

The committee regards Sandia's Microelectronics and Photonics Program as a vital and strategic resource for the nation. The Microsystems (MEMS) and Chem Lab programs were assessed as unique and best-in-class for the development of significant application areas. They contribute directly to the Sandia mission and impact the development of new commercial areas. The continued development and integration of Radiation hard silicon integrated circuits, micromechanical systems, sensors, and optical communications is essential to the national security mission. The quality of the programs is excellent to outstanding overall. MEMS and Chem Lab activities are examples of outstanding programs. The committee was pleased to see the relationship of the microelectronics development programs to applications in the mission. In a future review the committee would like to see Sandia's research programs and a vision for connectivity to potential national security needs. (This review may be based on analysis and assumptions about the strategic needs of the nation.) In summary, the Microelectronics and Photonics capability affords Sandia the opportunity to deliver exceptional service in the national interest across broad technology areas. The presentations were excellent and well integrated. We received ample pre-reading materials, expectations were well set and the documents were high quality. The committeemore » was provided an agenda with sufficient time among us and some selected one-on-one time with the researchers. The composition of the committee held representation from industry, universities and government. Committee contributions were well balanced and worked as a team. However, the committee was disappointed that no member of Sandia executive management was able to be present for the readout and final debriefing. (A late, higher priority conflict developed.) The members of the EST Program and the committee put substantial effort into the review but a written report like this one is not a substitute for direct feedback in helping SNL leadership assess the value of these programs.« less

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12652
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0147
TRN: AH200120%%456
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Feb 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; COMMUNICATIONS; FEEDBACK; INTEGRATED CIRCUITS; MANAGEMENT; MICROELECTRONICS; NATIONAL SECURITY; RADIATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SILICON; VISION

Citation Formats

MCWHORTER, PAUL J., and ROMIG JR., ALTON D. External Review for Sandia National Laboratory Microelectronics and Photonics Program 1998 Review. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12652.
MCWHORTER, PAUL J., & ROMIG JR., ALTON D. External Review for Sandia National Laboratory Microelectronics and Photonics Program 1998 Review. United States. doi:10.2172/12652.
MCWHORTER, PAUL J., and ROMIG JR., ALTON D. Mon . "External Review for Sandia National Laboratory Microelectronics and Photonics Program 1998 Review". United States. doi:10.2172/12652. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12652.
@article{osti_12652,
title = {External Review for Sandia National Laboratory Microelectronics and Photonics Program 1998 Review},
author = {MCWHORTER, PAUL J. and ROMIG JR., ALTON D.},
abstractNote = {The committee regards Sandia's Microelectronics and Photonics Program as a vital and strategic resource for the nation. The Microsystems (MEMS) and Chem Lab programs were assessed as unique and best-in-class for the development of significant application areas. They contribute directly to the Sandia mission and impact the development of new commercial areas. The continued development and integration of Radiation hard silicon integrated circuits, micromechanical systems, sensors, and optical communications is essential to the national security mission. The quality of the programs is excellent to outstanding overall. MEMS and Chem Lab activities are examples of outstanding programs. The committee was pleased to see the relationship of the microelectronics development programs to applications in the mission. In a future review the committee would like to see Sandia's research programs and a vision for connectivity to potential national security needs. (This review may be based on analysis and assumptions about the strategic needs of the nation.) In summary, the Microelectronics and Photonics capability affords Sandia the opportunity to deliver exceptional service in the national interest across broad technology areas. The presentations were excellent and well integrated. We received ample pre-reading materials, expectations were well set and the documents were high quality. The committee was provided an agenda with sufficient time among us and some selected one-on-one time with the researchers. The composition of the committee held representation from industry, universities and government. Committee contributions were well balanced and worked as a team. However, the committee was disappointed that no member of Sandia executive management was able to be present for the readout and final debriefing. (A late, higher priority conflict developed.) The members of the EST Program and the committee put substantial effort into the review but a written report like this one is not a substitute for direct feedback in helping SNL leadership assess the value of these programs.},
doi = {10.2172/12652},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {2}
}