Integrated Microsystems: The Next Technology Transition
Zachary J. Lemnios, John C. Zolper
Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA)
Keywords: Integrated Microsystems, DARPA
Over the past 30 years there has been an incredible explosion of solid state technology that has allowed for storage and processing of, and interaction with, massive amounts of information. To extend this capability for the Department of Defense, DARPA has launched a major initiative to start the next technology revolution, to establish Integrated Microsystems. There new Microsystems will integrate sensing, processing, actuation and power management functions to achieve multispectral functionality, adaptability in response to a changing environment, and real time data analysis. This revolution will result in commercial and military products that exploit component integration and performance in novel ways.