imec spin-offs

Imec has a long history of launching start-ups and supporting innovative ideas. Here you can find a list of imec spin-offs since 1986.

Est.

Company name

Activities

 

1986

UCB Electronics

Lithographic resist materials and plasma

Since 1993 integrated in JSR Electronics

1987

Cobrain

 

Optical lithography, etching, and surface treatment

 

Since 1990 integrated in Matrix which is integrated in Axcelis Technologies in 2003.

1989

Soltech

http://www.soltech.be/

Photovoltaic systems based on silk screen process technology

 

1989

Frontier Design

Development of CAE designsoftware

 

Since 2001 integrated in Adelante Technologies and since 2003 in ARM.

1992

Easics

http://www.easics.com/

Design of VLSI ASICs

In collaboration with KU Leuven.

1992

Alphabit

Development of CAE software for the design of high-frequency and high-speed electronics

Since 1996 integrated in Agilent Technologies.

1992

Destin

Measuring of the reliability of electronic components and systems

In collaboration with LUC. Liquidated in 2000.

1996

C-CAM Technologies

Marketing and services for image sensors.

Since 1998 integrated in Vector Technologies.

1996

Sirius Communications

Satellite communication ICs based on spread spectrum and imec design technology

Since 2001 integrated in Agilent Technologies.

1996

Target Compiler Technologies

Retargeteable code generation for design and programming of DSP processors

Since 2014 integrated in Synopsis.

1996

CoWare

Hardware/software co-design

Since 2010 integrated in Synopsis.

1996

SmartPen-LCI

Commercialisation of LCI-SMARTpen

Liquidated in 2002.

1996

ACUNIA

Development of a telematics platform

Since 2003 integrated in Punch International.

1998

AnSem

http://www.ansem.com/

Analog design services

In collaboration with KU Leuven

1998

OligoSense

Production of sensors for an electronic nose based on electric conducting oligomers

In collaboration with University Antwerp. Liquidated in 2006.

1999

3E

http://www.3e.eu/

Engineering office specialized in sustainable energy technology and concepts

 

1999

Q-Star Test

http://www.qstar.be/

Commercializing IDDX current monitors

In collaboration with KHBO.

1999

Fillfactory

Commercializing CMOS image sensors

Since 2004 integrated in Cypress.

2000

Septentrio

http://www.septentrio.com/

Developing and commercializing satellite navigation systems (GPS Glonass)

 

2000

XenICs

http://www.xenics.be/

Developing and commercializing high-quality infrared image sensors

 

2001

Photovoltech

Production of photovoltaics cells

Liquidated in 2012.

2002

Vivactis

Production of a micro calorimeter for the pharmaceutical sector

Liquidated in 2008.

2002

LoraNet

Development and commercialization of network systems for broadband wireless communication

Incubation project stopped in 2003.

2003

PowerEscape

EDA tools for power-efficient design of digital data-intensive systems

Since 2006 integrated in ARM.

2003

Magwel

http://www.magwel.com/

Simulation software for high-frequency electromagnetic behavior of integrated passives and interconnect structures

 

2004

Gemidis (+UGent)

Microdisplays for high resolution projectors

In collaboration with UGent. Liquidated in 2008.

2005

Essensium

http://www.essensium.com/

Developing microelectronic solutions for wireless sensor networks and system-on-chip/system-in-package technologies

 

2006

Trinean

http://www.trinean.com/

Microfluidic optical lab-on-chip systems for the biotech and life sciences market

In collaboration with UGent

2007

M4S

http://www.m4s.be/

A fabless semiconductor company developing multi-mode, multi-band RF devices

Since 2011 integrated in Huawei

2009

Pepric

http://www.pepric.com/

Developing sensitive in-vivo molecular and functional imaging for pharmaceutical applications. Pepric's technology is based on direct imaging of magnetic labels.

 

2009

Lumoza

Printable electronics (electroluminiscent flexible panels)

In collaboration with UHasselt. Liquidated in 2014.

2010

MagCam

http://www.magcam.com/

Magnetic field camera measurement platform

 

2010

Caliopa

http://www.caliopa.be/

Developing and marketing advanced silicon photonics based optical transceivers for the data and telecommunications markets

Since 2013 integrated in Hauwei

2010

EpiGaN

http://www.epigan.com/

EpiGaN manufactures GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC epitaxial wafer materialsand supplies these to integrated device manufacturers to create high performance power and RF devices.

 

2012

Atlas Neuroengineering

http://www.atlasneuro.com/

Products and services for the brain research market

 

2014

Luceda Photonics

http://www.lucedaphotonics.com/

Software and services for photonics designers

 

2014

Bloom

https://bloomlife.com/

Wearable devices and services for pregnancy monitoring

 

2015

sureCore

http://www.sure-core.com/

Low-power memory IP

 

2015

Zembro

www.zembro.com

Development and commercialization of smart monitoring watch for senior people

 

2015

miDiagnostics

http://www.midiagnostics.com/

Accurate and integrated diagnostic devices and data that enable faster and more efficient healthcare at any point of need

 

2016

BioSensource

http://www.biosensource.com/

Increase the pace of drug discovery by developing novel measurement and data analysis technologies.

In collaboration with VUB

2016

EYEco eyeCO

http://www.eyeco-eyeco.com/

Digital lenses for glasses with an uncompromising field of view, all the time.

 

2016

Indigo Diabetes

Implantable glucose sensor for diabetic patients

 

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