The topic area of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute is wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor power electronic devices. This foundational technology is broadly applicable to multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact. By using less electricity, these highly efficient and reliable semiconductors can produce low-cost, better performing electronics that will meet the power needs of the future. Additional information can be found on the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office website.
Read about wide bandgap semiconductors for power electronic devices. and its FOA
Go to the White House Press Release: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/09/obama-administration-launches-competition-three-new-manufacturing-innova
Go to the DOD Manufacturing Institutes
Read the FAQ about the three new Institutes and National Network for Manufacturing Innovation: NNMI_FAQ.pdf