A report from Semiconductor Research Corporation and Semiconductor Industry Association says the U.S. needs to boost investments in information technology research with an emphasis on future Internet-of-Things and big data usage.
SIA and SRC said Tuesday those investments should go through the National Computing and Insight Technologies Ecosystem program, a research initiative between the government and industry partners to promote technological advancements in IT.
SIA and SRC created the report based on insights from academic, government and industry leaders who attended the National Science Foundation-backed Reebooting the IT Revolution Workshop in March.
The report cited several critical IT areas identified by workshop participants that demand research investments, including cyber-physical systems, real-time communications platforms, scalable and multilevel security, intelligent storage, insight computing and test platforms for Internet-connected devices.
“Addressing the fundamental research challenges outlined in this report is essential to creating the infrastructure that will enable the conversion of data to insight and actionable information with appropriate security and privacy,“ said Ken Hansen, president of the SRC.
The report also calls for industry to link their IT research and development initiatives to government programs such as the National Nanotechnology Initiative Grand Challenges, National Strategic Computing Initiative and the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies program.