Take advantage of imec’s infrastructure and expertise to develop and manufacture your customized MEMS and silicon microdevices.
MEMS is a broad term that refers to micro-electro-mechanical systems that go beyond typical devices, such as gyroscopes. Microdevices, on the other hand, integrate advanced functionalities on tiny surfaces and are produced using advanced micromachining capabilities.
Microdevices are often the invisible innovation engines inside disruptive products. But while their possibilities are huge, their development can be a challenge. Especially the part where you need to devise a reliable manufacturing process.
If that process involves many steps, typical MEMS and CMOS foundries are disinclined to take on your project because they’re too busy with production runs. On the other side, university labs often won’t provide you with the capabilities and expertise to realize a manufacturable process of your device.
Imec’s objective is to offer its advanced silicon pilot line and technical expertise to allow the development of your advanced MEMS and microdevices. And guide them all the way to prototyping and manufacturing.
The development of a manufacturable device requires access to the equipment you find in leading CMOS and MEMS foundries. And that’s exactly what you find in imec’s 200-mm cleanroom:
In addition, the imec facilities host several advanced labs – for instance for material and device characterization and photonics.
For a full overview of our infrastructure, visit this page.
Draw from our vast technology portfolio to enable your chip application or tackle the challenges that come with manufacturing your device:
Do you already have a prototype? Then imec helps you to make it manufacturable. Do you only have a rough idea? Then we guide you through all the steps to a functional product:
After that, your device is ready for production:
Watch a video of how ASML and imec collaborated on EUV image sensors: