Join the CALCE EPS Consortium
Companies and government organizations are invited to join the EPS Consortium.
Current CALCE EPS Consortium Members can be seen
here. All Members are required to sign the CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Consortium Membership Agreement.
Consortium membership options and benefits are shown below. Policies on
using CALCE Materials and Software along with copyright and patent
procedures are also listed below. For more information, please refer to
FAQs and ROI or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALCE EPSC Membership
CALCE EPSC Membership levels are based on company size and benefits.
Full EPSC Membership: requires an annual membership payment of
Associate EPSC Membership: is available only to those companies
having less than 250 employees and requires an annual membership payment
The CALCE EPSC Memberships listed above are assocated with a single location (Designated
Site). To support other sites, companies may at their option obtain a
*Initiation Fee: All new members shall pay a one-time initiation fee of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
Super EPSC Membership: allows assignment of unlimited designated sites
and requires an annual membership payment of
Site Membership: is for an individual designated site and requires
an annual membership payment of $15,000.
CALCE EPSC Membership Benefits:
Access to and use of information on CALCE Members's Only Area of the CALCE Web Site.
Access to and use of the latest copy of CALCE software at initiation of membership
User support for CALCE software in accordance with the CALCE EPSC Membership
Members may designate supporting organizations (non-EPSC members) for CALCE software licenses. The software licence fee will be charged based on an annual fee for each designate supporting organization business location.
Information on state-of-the-art trends in electronic packaging
Free attendance for Member employees to Technical
Priority enrollment for Member employees in CALCE short courses, workshops and seminars
Discounts on CALCE courses, workshops and seminars
One day on-site Software training and on-site annual presentation of
CALCE research activities each year, at a mutually agreeable
time (for Full EPSC Members and Super EPSC Members only)
IV. COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS
Participation in cooperative programs with University
Upon request, specially tailored programs to assist Members with recruiting
University of Maryland students
Representation on Industrial Advisory Board**
**[IAB: Each Full and Super Member may appoint one voting member to the
IAB. The IAB reviews and provides advice on Consortium practices
and research priorities to ensure that they are consistent with industry
concerns; guides and oversees EPSC research; and provides valuable advice
is considered in shaping the policies (contracts) and directions of the
Consortium Research Project
CALCE performs Consortium research projects on an annual basis. These
research projects are developed in collaboration with CALCE EPSC Members.
Consortium Projects are designed to be consistent with the Consortium
Thrust Areas that are developed by the Center to address the needs
of Members and the Consortium as a whole. Consortium research proposals
are presented at the Planning Meeting and become part of the next year's
research agenda at the Fall Review Meeting. The results of Consortium
research projects are shared with all CALCE EPSC Members (including additional
sites and small companies). CALCE does not publish results or findings
of Consortium Research Projects until six months after project completion.
Exceptions to this rule must be presented at IAB meeting and pass with
no decenting votes.
Software and Materials Policy
The use of Materials and Software developed by the CALCE
Center is available to Members of the CALCE EPSC according to the terms
and conditions of the CALCE Membership Agreement.
Members can download, install, and utilize the CALCE Software and
access the Members' only area of the CALCE web site. Use of the Materials
is restricted to the Member's Designated Site. Updates, enhancements,
and bug fixes are also posted periodically. Site membership can
be obtained for additional Desginated Sites. A Super EPSC Member can specify
unlimited Designated Sites.
Copyright and Patent Procedures
CALCE follows the Copyright and Patent Policy approved by the University
of Maryland's Board of Regents.
Policy on Copyrights, approved by the Board of Regents on May
31, 1990, governs intellectual property rights in materials subjects to
Policy on Patents, approved by the Board of Regents on May 31, 1990,
and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)
on Patent and Technology Transfer
approved by the President on August
1, 1991, govern intellectual property rights and procedures for applying
for patent protection in inventions conceived of and developed at or in
association with the University.
All material generated by the CALCE Center is owned and copyrighted
by the University of Maryland. CALCE encourages Members to work with CALCE
investigators to help identify and develop publications and presentations
to dissiminate the copyrighted material. With regards to intellectual
property, CALCE investigators will pursue intellectual property protection
on any material that is preceived to have commercial value. CALCE
will inform members of all intellectual property disclosures at the annual
meetings or through email. CALCE Members are encouraged to work with CALCE
investigators to intellectual property in the development of new products
Publication of results and finding from CALCE Consortium Research Projects
outside of the Consortium sponsored meetings will be withheld until six
months after the completion of the project. Exceptions to this policy
can be sought at a CALCE IAB meeting. An exception will be granted
so long as there are no objections.
CALCE investigators seeking to use Member specific material within a
report or presentation will work directly with the Member who provided
the material. The Member has up to ninety (90) days to review a report
or paper prior to submission for publication or public presentation for
the inclusion of proprietary and confidential information provided by the
member and request the deletion of such information or a delay in publication
so that the Member may take appropriate steps to protect its rights in
such information. Any concerns by a sponsor regarding publication
must be communicated in writing to the Director of the CALCE Center within
sixty (60) days of receipt of the advance copy of the publication.
The University of Maryland Commitment
Membership fees are entirely dedicated to the CALCE EPSC research efforts
and the programs of Consortium and education. The University has
made a commitment not to include its overhead charges in the membership
fee and provides over 25,000 square feet of space.