The digital systems and microelectronics faculty at Mississippi State University have expertise and perform research in a wide range of topics covering every level of the computing, communication and electronics community; specialties include novel electronics device materials, robotics, embedded systems, and engineering education. The range of expertise of the faculty and the synergistic overlap enables the group to address complex challenges in the area of digital systems and microelectronics. As the cost of computing drops ever lower, new applications will demand on-board computing. These new applications will present new challenges as we deploy computing into applications involving extreme environments and low-power, wireless, and inaccessible design constraints. All of these challenges must be addressed concurrently for success to be possible The digital systems and microelectronics faculty at MSU are working together to make the ubiquitous computing system of tomorrow possible.