Company profile

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics.

We leverage our scientific knowledge with the innovative power of our global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. In a unique high-tech environment, our international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Our goal: creating innovative solutions that are relevant for the industry.

Imec's research is 3 to 10 years ahead of the industry. We form a bridge between the fundamental research at universities and the technology development in the industry. Imec has a unique expertise in chip processing and system design, a strong IP portfolio, an ultramodern infrastructure, and an extensive network of partners. This makes us your premier partner to develop the technology of the future.

Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. We have additional R&D teams in The Netherlands (Holst Centre in Eindhoven), China, Taiwan, and India, and offices in Japan and the USA. Our staff of close to 2,000 people include more than 600 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2011, imec's revenue (P&L) was 300 million euro.

Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.) and imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shangai) Co. Ltd.) and imec India (Imec India Private Limited).