Acronyms and Sponsors

MTL prefers to list sponsors with full names instead of abbreviations. Here is a guide for your reference.

However, these acronyms do not need to be spelled out in full.

  • IBM (MIG member)
  • IEEE
  • TSMC (MIG member)
  • NIH
  • NSF
  • NASA
  • SRC
  • There are some acronyms that are accepted as commonly understood in this field, and there are many that may be unfamiliar to a general audience. Please spell out your acronyms at least once.

    Some Common Technical Acronyms
    ADC Analog-to-Digital Converters
    AFE Analog-front-end
    ALD Atomic layer deposition
    CMP Chemical mechanical polishing
    CMOS Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor
    CNT Carbon Nanotubes
    DRIE Deep-reactive ion etching
    FET Field-effect transistor
    MOSFET Metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor
    U.S. Government Agency Acronyms
    AFOSR U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    AFRL U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
    ARL U.S. Army Research Laboratory
    ARL-CDQI U.S. Army Research Laboratory Center for Distributed Quantum Information
    ARPA-E Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (DOE)
    DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
    YFA DARPA Young Faculty Award DoD, U.S. Department of Defense
    DOE Department of Energy
    EFRC U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Frontier Research Center (Center for Excitonics)
    DTRA U.S. DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    IARPA Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
    NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    NDSEG National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
    NIH National Institutes of Health
    NCI National Cancer Institute
    NSF National Science Foundation
    CIQM NSF Center for Integrated Quantum Materials
    CSNE NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
    E3S NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science
    GRFP NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    MRSEC NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
    NEEDS NSF Nano-Engineered Electronic Device Simulation Node
    ONR Office of Naval Research
    DRIFT-MURI Design-for-Reliability Initiative for Future Technologies – Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
    MIT-Related Acronyms
    BE Department of Biological Engineering
    Biology Department of Biology
    ChemE Department of Chemical Engineering
    CICS Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems
    CMSE Center for Materials Science and Engineering
    CMSE/IRG CMSE Interdisciplinary Research Groups
    DMSE Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    EECS Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    IMES Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
    JWAFS MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab
    KI David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
    LL Lincoln Laboratory
    MAS Program in Media Arts & Sciences
    MechE Department of Mechanical Engineering
    MEDRC Medical Electronic Device Realization Center
    MIG Microsystems Industrial Group
    MIT-CG MIT/MTL Center for Graphene Devices and 2D Systems
    MITEI MIT Energy Initiative
    MIT-GaN MIT/MTL Gallium Nitride (GaN) Energy Initiative
    MISTI MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives
    MIT-SUTD MIT-Singapore University of Technology and Design Collaboration Office
    MIT Skoltech MIT Skoltech Initiative
    MTL Microsystems Technology Laboratories
    NSE Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering
    Physics Department of Physics
    S3TEC Solid State Thermal Energy Conversion Center
    Sloan Sloan School of Management
    SMA Singapore-MIT Alliance
    SMART Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center
    SMART-LEES SMART Low Energy Electronic Systems Center
    SUTD-MIT MIT-Singapore University of Technology and Design Collaboration Office
    TPP Technology and Policy Program
    Other Acronyms
    ACE4S ATIC-SRC Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Electronics Systems
    CONACyT Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Mexico)
    IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    IHP Germany Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics Germany
    ISSCC International Solid-State Circuits Conference (IEEE)
    LEAST SRC STARnet Center for Low Energy Systems Technology
    MASDAR Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    NSRC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)
    NTU Nanyang Technological University
    NUS National University of Singapore
    NYSCF The New York Stem Cell Foundation
    SRC Semiconductor Research Corporation
    LEAST SRC STARnet Center for Low Energy Systems Technology
    MARCO Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation
    TSMC Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company