Accession Number : ADA117459

Title :   An Assessment of the Impact of the Department of Defense Very-High-Speed Integrated Circuit Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : St Clair,Jack ; Einspruch,Norman G ; Howard,William G ; Levin,Richard C ; Parker,Gerhard H

PDF Url : ADA117459

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : The technical and economic effects of the Department of Defense's (DoD) development program for very-high-speed integrated circuits (VHSIC) are examined. The probable effects of this program on the domestic aspects and international position of the integrated-circuit (IC) industry as they relate to the interests of the general public and the DoD are considered. The report presents a review of the unique DoD needs that motivate VHSIC research and development; an estimate of the degree of which these needs are likely to be met by the VHSIC program; a discussion of the effects of the program's demands for manpower, materials, and design and processing technologies; the problems connected with the program's technology export controls; and an assessment of the impact of the program on the structure of the U.S. integrated-circuit industry, its continued development and production of civilian consumer products, and its international competitive position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Integrated circuits, *Military planning, *Industrial production, *Research management, *Economic analysis, Planning programming budgeting, Department of Defense, Military applications, Impact, Manufacturing, Electronic equipment, Digital systems, Industries, Marketing, International trade, Semiconductors, Universities, Research facilities, United States Government, Manpower, Military requirements, Logistics support

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE