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Press release

Imec and Rapidus sign Memorandum of Cooperation to collaborate on advanced semiconductor technologies

The intended collaboration is endorsed by the Government of Flanders and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,000 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices in China, India, Taiwan and Japan. In 2021, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 732 million euro.

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Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of imec International (IMEC International, a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a “stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland),  imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.), imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.), imec India (IMEC India Private Limited), imec San Francisco (IMEC Inc.) and imec Florida (IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Design Center Inc.).

About the Government of Flanders

In Flanders, the powers of the Community and the Region are exercised by the Flemish Parliament and the Flemish Government who exercise the legislative powers of the Flemish Community. Its competences cover 10 policy areas of which ‘Enterprise, Trade and Investment’. Flanders is responsible for its regional R&D policy, its trade and investment promotion and policy, and therefore also for supporting Flemish companies in their international activities and attracting foreign investors to the region.