The Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN), a National Institute of Excellence, has been organized to build on the best interdisciplinary talents in the field of nanoelectronics in the world. WIN's mission is to explore and develop advanced research devices, circuits and nanosystems with performance beyond conventional scaled CMOS. For the first phase, the proposed research will focus initially on nano spintronics and nano plasmonics extending from material, devices, and device-device interaction all the way to circuits and architectures.

WIN will initially be made up of scientists and engineers from four leading academic institutions with equal emphasis: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSB and Stanford.

WIN is based in Los Angeles, CA, USA