We help you boost the speed and performance of your technology, while optimizing power operation and cost. Our ultimate goal is to develop next-generation logic and memory technologies that increase data capacity and traffic in mobile devices and servers.
Imec has an excellent track record of providing industry-relevant solutions for next-generation logic and memory devices. Our R&D offering is supported by our world-famous expertise in characterization, metrology, design, modeling, reliability analysis, system-technology co-optimization and more.
From exploratory research to development and/or production, we deliver product-relevant funneling and concrete solutions through a unique and valuable ecosystem of industry, suppliers and academic players.
Imec brings together all key players from all layers of the value chain of the semiconductor industry, from tool & material suppliers to IDMs & foundries and fabless & fablite companies all the way up to the application partners.
More than ever, equipment & material suppliers are playing a key role in collectively tackling the scaling challenges posed by today’s fast-evolving, equipment-intensive, consolidating semiconductor landscape. Strong R&D interactions between manufacturers and suppliers at an early stage of development help to accelerate technology advancements, enabling efficient cost sharing, minimizing risk, and optimizing the return on investment for IDMs & foundries as well as equipment suppliers.
Imec offers a neutral, open innovation R&D platform that involves suppliers more deeply and at an early stage of process step and module development. Thanks to our close partnerships with leading tool and materials suppliers, we can do advanced process development and offer our partners the industry’s most advanced research infrastructure housed within a state-of-the-art 300mm cleanroom.
Our advanced semiconductor technology and processing R&D covers diverse topics including:
Leveraging imec’s broad expertise in a variety of technologies, we develop RF front-end technologies for mobile handsets that meet the requirements of 5G. Together with our program partners, we explore hybrid III-V/Si technology to take RF beyond the speed and power limits of CMOS technologies.
To keep up with Moore’s law, the semiconductor industry continues to push the envelope in developing new device architectures containing novel materials. This in turn pushes the need for new solid-state analytical capabilities, whether for materials characterization or inline metrology.