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About imec

imec is an international R&D hub active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies. It was founded in 1984 and is based in Leuven Belgium.

imec Headquarter Location

Kapeldreef 75

Leuven, 3001,

Belgium

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Latest imec News

Imec "We need to mass produce high-NA EUV within 3 years"

Aug 10, 2022

Imec "We need to mass produce high-NA EUV within 3 years" Aug 10, 2022 Belgium's Imec, the world's largest semiconductor research institute, emphasized the need to mass produce 'High-NA' extreme ultraviolet (EUV) exposure equipment within the next three years. They pointed out that when we enter advanced processes of 2nm or less it would be difficult to implement micro-circuits without high NA EUV equipment. During a recent announcement of Imec's roadmap, Luc Van den hove, CEO of Imec, said, “Current EUV lithography equipment can respond to 2nm levels, but we need the next version of EUV to go beyond that," and revealed that, “We will need to mass produce High-NA EUV within 3 years.” Imec is an institution that researches and develops various advanced semiconductor technologies, and is upgrading EUV technology alongside ASML and ZEISS in the semiconductor exposure process field. High-NA, emphasized by Imec CEO Luc Van den hove, refers to improved numerical aperture (NA) of lenses and mirrors to increase the resolution of EUV exposure equipment. Improving the resolution allows for clearer light and a finer semiconductor circuit. The current numerical aperture of ASML's EUV equipment is 0.33, and it needs to achieve levels of 0.55 for high-NA. ASML, an exclusive supplier of EUV equipment, plans to introduce its first high-NA EUV equipment as early as next year. Intel, TSMC, and Samsung Electronics are expected to account for most of the demand. Last year, Intel announced that it would introduce the world's first high-NA EUV equipment. The scheduled date is 2025. Then in June, TSMC announced that it would procure high-NA equipment as early as 2024. Intel and TSMC are expected to fiercely compete. Samsung Electronics was the first to successfully mass produce 3nm, and they are now preparing to mass produce 2nm in 2025, in order to take the lead in the market. The need for high-NA EUV is expected to grow with each nano-level reduction. Samsung Electronics did not disclose a specific schedule in which they will introduce high-NA EUV equipment. By staff reporter Dong-joon Kwon (djkwon@etnews.com)

imec Investments

4 Investments

imec has made 4 investments. Their latest investment was in Axelera AI as part of their Seed VC on September 9, 2021.

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imec Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

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9/15/2021

Seed VC

Axelera AI

$12M

Yes

18

3/26/2020

Series A

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10

7/26/2019

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4/23/2019

Series A

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10

Date

9/15/2021

3/26/2020

7/26/2019

4/23/2019

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Seed

Series A

Company

Axelera AI

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$12M

$99M

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Yes

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imec Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

imec has 10 strategic partners and customers. imec recently partnered with miDiagnostics on October 10, 2021.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/14/2021

Licensee

Belgium

Imec Signs Licensing Agreement With MiDiagnostics To Commercialize Its Patented Technology For Fast And Reliable COVID-19 Diagnosis Based On Exhaled Breath

LEUVEN , Belgium , Oct. 14 , 2021 / PRNewswire / -- Imec , the world 's leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology , and miDiagnostics , a spin-off of imec in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University specialized in the ... Author :

3

9/23/2021

Partner

Imec and NeuroGyn AG collaborate on advanced neurostimulation device

Imec and NeuroGyn AG collaborate on advanced neurostimulation device

1

8/17/2021

Partner

Canada

Xanadu, Imec Partner on Developing Photonic Qubits

Xanadu , the photonic quantum computing specialist , will partner with the Belgian research center Imec to develop the next generation of photonic qubits based on ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides .

7

6/3/2021

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

5/4/2020

Partner

United States

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10

Date

10/14/2021

9/23/2021

8/17/2021

6/3/2021

5/4/2020

Type

Licensee

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Belgium

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

News Snippet

Imec Signs Licensing Agreement With MiDiagnostics To Commercialize Its Patented Technology For Fast And Reliable COVID-19 Diagnosis Based On Exhaled Breath

LEUVEN , Belgium , Oct. 14 , 2021 / PRNewswire / -- Imec , the world 's leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology , and miDiagnostics , a spin-off of imec in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University specialized in the ... Author :

Imec and NeuroGyn AG collaborate on advanced neurostimulation device

Imec and NeuroGyn AG collaborate on advanced neurostimulation device

Xanadu, Imec Partner on Developing Photonic Qubits

Xanadu , the photonic quantum computing specialist , will partner with the Belgian research center Imec to develop the next generation of photonic qubits based on ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides .

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imec Team

6 Team Members

imec has 6 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Luc Van-den hove.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Luc Van-den hove

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Filip Merckx

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Jo De Boeck

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President

Current

Peter Peumans

Stanford University, Princeton University, and KU Leuven

Chief Technology Officer

Current

Jan Rabaey

Chief Technology Officer

Current

Name

Luc Van-den hove

Filip Merckx

Jo De Boeck

Peter Peumans

Jan Rabaey

Work History

Stanford University, Princeton University, and KU Leuven

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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