CRISP is part of a $200 million, five-year national program that will fund centers led by six top research universities: UVA, University of California at Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, the University of Michigan and the University of Notre Dame. The Joint University Microelectronics Program is managed by North Carolina-based Semiconductor Research Corporation, a consortium that includes engineers and scientists from technology companies, universities and government agencies.
Current Sponsors of the JUMP program include:
- Analog Devises Inc.
- ARM Limited
- DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
- EMD Performance Materials (a Merck KGaA affiliate)
- IBM Corporation
- Intel Corporation
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Micron Technology, Inc.
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Raytheon Company
- Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd.
- SK hynix Inc.
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.