Founded in 1984 in Leuven, Belgium, IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) is a world-leading research hub focusing on semiconductor technology and nanoelectronics and their applications in digital technologies.

With an investment of over $5 billion over 40 years, IMEC has built the world’s most advanced independent R&D pilot line, spanning a massive 72,000 square meters (775,000 square feet). This state-of-the-art facility is the backbone of IMEC’s operations, providing an advanced environment for its highly skilled team of over 5,500 researchers. IMEC’s main facilities are located in Belgium (headquarters in Leuven), the Netherlands, the United States, Taiwan, China, India, and Japan.

IMEC’s collaborative ecosystem is a global force, uniting industry giants, academic institutions, and governments worldwide. This powerful network includes partners such as ASML and major semiconductor companies, top academic institutions like the University of Leuven and Purdue University, and government bodies including the European Union and the Flemish government. By being a part of IMEC, you’re not just joining a local initiative but a worldwide movement shaping the future of semiconductor technology and nanoelectronics.

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