CMOS and beyond CMOS
Discover why imec is the premier nanoelectronics R&D center in the development of industry-relevant solutions for advanced logic & memory devices.
Connected health solutions
Explore the technologies that will power tomorrow’s wearable, implantable, ingestible and non-contact devices.
Life sciences
As a pioneer in nanoelectronics, imec brings the power of chip technology to the world of healthcare.
Sensor solutions for IoT
Imec develops innovative solutions for sensor networks, high speed networks and sensor technologies for the Internet of Things.
Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction: its technologies are ready and its possibilities are real. It’s time to explore them, and imec is ready to help you.
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Development
Build on our expertise for the design, prototyping and low-volume manufacturing of your innovative nanotech components and products.
Solutions
Use one of imec’s mature technologies for groundbreaking applications across a multitude of industries such as healthcare, agriculture and Industry 4.0.
Venturing and startups
Kick-start your business.Launch or expand your tech company by drawing on the funds and knowhow of imec’s ecosystem of tailored venturing support.

IC Manufacturing

Access and technical support leading foundry’s regularly scheduled MPW runs.

IC Manufacturing

Foundry Support

  • Dedicated foundry help-desk access
  • Access to foundry design rules, spice parameters, design kits, standard cell libraries
  • Assistance to customers in the optimal technology choice (speed, power, leakage, area, etc.) for customer’s future products through our Technology Targeting Service
  • Additional value-added services with major partners: training workshops, IP access, design & tape-out reviews, early technology insight, library re-characterization, IO ESD

We work with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), helping our customers make their ASICs production-ready. Customers can choose to have more control by utilizing our Easy-COT service or opt for the ASIC services team to provide Full Turn Key (FTK) management of your project. We also support our customers with our technology targeting service to guide you in selecting the right technology for your design.

In addition, we collect the designs of customers – universities or private companies – on a single mask set to have them manufactured on a small volume of wafers. These multi-project wafer (MPW) runs allow sharing the expensive mask costs. Typically, we handle around 550 designs per year for MPW runs through the ASIC services team.