The Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp., which is part of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, has received another $17 million in funding from the Pentagon to complete a project related to semiconductors.

A spokesperson for the SRC said that private industry members of the chip research group also were providing financial support for the project at MARCO, which is the organization’s acronym.

The secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is backing the program. According to a DARPA announcement, the program should be finished by October.

Various university partners are working with the SRC on the DARPA effort, the SRC spokesperson said.

The $17 million in federal funding will be divided among SRC partners in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Cambridge, Mass., Berkley, Calif., and Los Angeles.

The mission of the SRC is to advance the design of semiconductors and also to help develop talent for its industrial partners.