Semiconductor innovation started in North America and went on to shape our world. Today, imec collaborates with its US partners to continue that legacy.
Imec is the world’s leading non-profit semiconductor research center. Since its foundation in 1984, it has operated pre-competitive research and IP licensing programs in logic and memory technologies, advanced patterning, 3D heterogeneous integration, integrated photonics, advanced RF, and many more.
Imec’s mission is to accelerate semiconductor innovation by fostering collaboration. By sharing its infrastructure and expertise, imec bridges academia and industry, and closes the gap between lab and fab. This results in significant progress at the levels of technology, systems, and applications.
Imec’s unrivaled network of partners includes the leading global firms in all segments of the semiconductor value chain. Around 60% of those companies are based in the United States.
Want to join one of our teams across the US?
Imec currently operates in four states, through strategic partnerships with leading US universities and companies. These partnerships focus on key domains and encompass the full stack from materials to device and process innovations and system applications.
Want to employ your skills and imagination for breakthroughs in the world’s most advanced technologies and most exciting applications? Then we’re looking forward to meeting you!+
At imec USA, you’ll thrive in a diverse research environment where you’re surrounded by some of the world’s top researchers. You’re connected to one of the world’s most advanced semiconductor R&D hubs – including its unique state-of-the-art semiconductor research infrastructure.
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