The Multiscale Systems Center (MuSyC) is one of six national research centers chartered by the Focus Center Research Program, administered by the Microelectronics Advanced Research Consortium (MARCO).

The Six Focus Centers are:

Multiscale Systems Center (MuSyC)

Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC)

Center for Circuits, Systems, Software (C2S2)

Interconnect Focus Center

Materials Structures and Devices Focus Center

Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics

The Focus Centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA), U.S. companies in the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). MARCO and DARPA jointly manage the overall program. Each Focus Center has one lead school, and many member schools.

In addition, our research is carried out in conjunction with a number of affiliated research organizations including the Berkeley Wireless Research Center. We also work very closely with a number of the MARCO member companies, listed on the Sponsors page.


Berkeley Wireless Research Center


Other Participating Universities:

California Institute of Technology
North Carolina State University
Rice University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Diego
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Pennsylvania