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Imec: world-leading research center for nano- and digital tech

Imec is a one-of-a-kind and world-class research center in the field of nanoelectronics, and boasts excellent software and ICT expertise.

Diverse yet focused research areas

Imec’s research areas include digital components, organic electronics and scaling-driven nanoelectronics. In addition, the research center is not only home to cleanrooms for cutting-edge research into next-generation information and communication technologies; it also has state-of-the-art imaging, bio- and network labs.

Using its specific know-how and infrastructure, imec goes to great lengths to develop disruptive technologies and solutions in applications areas as diverse as health, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

In February 2016, imec joined forces with iMinds, Flanders’ strategic research center for digital innovation.

Facts and figures

  • 3,500 researchers from all over the world.
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure including 12,000 m2 of premium cleanrooms.
  • Spin-off companies have been set up in the areas of photovoltaics, analog chip design, satellite navigation and infrared detectors.
  • Subsidiary establishments in US, Taiwan and China.

Cleanroom imec ©imec

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