Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > IMEC Board Reports a Successful 2006

Abstract:
During today's General Assembly, the IMEC Board confirms that 2006 was an excellent year at all levels. IMEC was able to maintain its position as a leading nanoelectronics research institute and is constantly adapting to the changing semiconductor landscape to offer research programs the industry needs.

IMEC Board Reports a Successful 2006

LEUVEN, Belgium | Posted on April 27th, 2007

The hard work, skills, and devotion of the IMEC researchers resulted in many great results. Evidence of this is given by an 8.6% increase of the number of publications in prestigious journals and conference contributions to 1652, often achieved in collaboration with universities in Flanders and abroad. A large number of these papers were presented at renowned conferences in 2006 (4 at ISSCC, 7 at VLSI, 11/7 at ESSDERC/ESSCIRC, 17 at IEDM, 7 at GLOBECOM, 13 at DATE, 19 at EPVSEC , 4 at IMAPS, 7 at ECOC, and others). The number of invited papers and lectures increased by 43 percent to 139. Also, 97 patents were submitted and 51 patents were granted in 2006.

To achieve these important results, IMEC could count on 1489 coworkers, a number which represents a growth of 6.2 percent as compared to 2005. Twenty-two percent are guest researchers and residents from the academic and industrial world.

The year 2006 was also positive from a financial side. IMEC's total revenue (profit & loss) was 227 million Euro, of which 35.5 million Euro consists of the research grant from the Flanders Government. A major part of the total revenue is related to the successful implementation of the core partnership program on (sub-)32nm scaling. For example, in 2006 IMEC welcomed Micron as its ninth core partner.

"Continuous interaction with the industry gives IMEC a clear view on the pre-competitive research the changing semiconductor industry needs. IMEC has taken these changes as new opportunities," said Dr. Gilbert Declerck, President and CEO of IMEC. "We increased the focus on memory technology, so that now both logic and memory (flash and DRAM) are investigated in our (sub-)32nm core program. With an increasing number of IDMs moving to a fablite model, we also extended our programs to answer the needs of all semiconductor players from IDMs, foundries to fab-lite companies. In 2006, we have prepared an important reorganization to maximize our multi-disciplinary research and in this way answering the increased demand for extra functionality in systems and chips. We also expect a lot from the bio-nano convergence where we explore an active collaboration with institutes that have expertise in the fields of medicine and molecular biology to complement our own expertise in micro- and nanoelectronics engineering. Furthermore, Apollo, the successor of our multi-mode multimedia (M4) program has been defined together with important industrial players."

####

About IMEC
IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and systems, and on the enabling technologies for ambient intelligence. IMEC’s research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure and its strong network of companies, universities and research institutes worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping technologies for future systems.

IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the Netherlands, IMEC Nederland, concentrating on wireless autonomous transducer solutions, and has representatives in the US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1500 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2006, its revenue (profit & loss) was EUR 227 million. Further information on IMEC can be found at http://www.imec.be .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
IMEC Corporate Communications
Katrien Marent, +32 16 28 18 80

or
Maestro Marketing & PR
Barbara Kalkis, +1-308-996-9975

Copyright © Business Wire 2007

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Chip Technology

Energy-efficient spin current can be controlled by magnetic field and temperature: SCMR effect simplifies the design of fundamental spintronic components August 20th, 2018

Smallest transistor worldwide switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte: Milestone of energy efficiency in information technology -- Publication in Advanced Materials August 17th, 2018

Scientists create antilaser for ultracold atoms condensate August 16th, 2018

Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics August 14th, 2018

Announcements

Energy-efficient spin current can be controlled by magnetic field and temperature: SCMR effect simplifies the design of fundamental spintronic components August 20th, 2018

Color effects from transparent 3D printed nanostructures: New design tool automatically creates nanostructure 3D print templates for user-given colors Scientists present work at prestigious SIGGRAPH conference August 18th, 2018

UVA multidisciplinary engineering team designs technology for smart materials: The invention could lead to devices and manufactured goods, such as fabrics, that can dynamically regulate between thermally insulating and cooling August 17th, 2018

Smallest transistor worldwide switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte: Milestone of energy efficiency in information technology -- Publication in Advanced Materials August 17th, 2018

Financial Reports

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 31, 2018 July 12th, 2018

180 Degree Capital Corp. to Provide Live Remote Access to Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 12, 2018 June 12th, 2018

Nanometrics Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results: Record Revenues, Gross Margin and Earnings; Outlook Strengthens for FY 2018 May 1st, 2018

Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on May 1, 2018 April 10th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Leti & CMP Announce World’s First Multi-Project-Wafer Service with Integrated Silicon OxRAM: Oxide-Based Resistive Ram Memory Platform Development for Backend Memories To Offer Non-Volatility Associated with Embedded Designs August 2nd, 2018

Leti and Oscaro Partner on Leti’s New Low-Power, Low-Cost Transceiver to Track Parcels July 12th, 2018

Leti and Soitec Launch a New Substrate Innovation Center to Develop Engineered Substrate Solutions: Industry-inclusive hub promotes early collaboration and learning from substrate to system level July 11th, 2018

Leti & Partners Launch Pilot Program to Assess New Perception Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles July 5th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project