Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC) is a key source of
knowledge, objective data, and independent thought about the
rapidly changing global information industry. It brings together
industry executives and researchers to discuss industry issues
and new research findings. The center conducts basic and applied
research and is an ongoing industry resource for understanding
industry trends, analyzing emerging markets and technologies,
and providing insights about new developments.
Participants include industry executives and university faculty
and graduate students from UC Irvine and Syracuse University,
as well as other universities for specific projects (Fudan University,
Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC San Diego).
The center was established with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation of New York, with additional funds from industry,
the universities and the U.S. National Science Foundation. The
PCIC is one of 23 Sloan Industry Centers established by the
Foundation. It is engaged in collaborative research with
other Sloan Centers and affiliates in semiconductors, data storage,
flat panels, product-level electronics, software, and venture
capital,creating a network of researchers whose expertise spans
the computer, communications, and consumer electronics industries.
Access to this research network is an additional advantage of
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