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How do you get a server rack in your back pocket?

How do you get a server rack in your back pocket?
imec has presented TEMPO: a cross-border collaboration between 19 research and industrial partners, funded by ECSEL Joint Undertaking which supports public-private partnerships in the EU. The three-year program aims at developing process technology and hardware platforms leveraging emerging memory technologies for neuromorphic computing for future applications in mobile devices that need complex machine-learning algorithms.
19th July 2019

Doubles energy density of solid-state batteries

Doubles energy density of solid-state batteries
At the European Electric Vehicle Batteries Summit, imec and partner in EnergyVille, announced a solid-state Li-metal battery cell with an unsurpassed energy density of 400 Wh/litre at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours). Imec have also started to upscale the materials and processes in a pilot line for fabrication of solid-state pouch cells at the EnergyVille Campus in Genk and is set-up in collaboration with the University of Hasselt.
20th June 2019

Grant received to develop ultra-bright thin-film light sources

Grant received to develop ultra-bright thin-film light sources
The European Research Council has awarded an advanced grant to Paul Heremans, Fellow and Director Large Area Electronics at imec. Paul Heremans will receive €2.5m for a five year project to develop ultra-bright thin-film light sources and lasers, a technology with a wide variety of applications, such as optical interconnects, augmented reality displays and lidar sensors.
1st April 2019


Miniature microfluidics heat sink for high-performance chip cooling

Miniature microfluidics heat sink for high-performance chip cooling
At the embedded world Conference 2019, imec presented a silicon-based compact microchannel heat sink that enables high heat flux dissipation. The imec heat sink assembled to a high performance chip for cooling the latter one achieves a low total thermal resistance of 0,34K/W to 0.28K/W at less than two watt pump power.
4th March 2019

Sub-mW radar designed for presence detection in smart buildings

Sub-mW radar designed for presence detection in smart buildings
This week at the 2019 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC2019), imec will be announcing its radar transceiver designed as an efficient, low cost solution for presence detection in smart building solutions. The power consumption of the radar is below 1mW, which is 100 times lower than other solutions, and is capable of detecting even micro-movements from human respiration, up to a distance of 15 metres.
19th February 2019

Europe secures Europractice services to academia and industry

Europe secures Europractice services to academia and industry
The and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Imec, and its partners STFC-UKRI, Fraunhofer IIS, CMP and Tyndall, have announced that Europractice was selected and granted European funding as a H2020 project. This new funding secures the Europractice services to European universities, research institutes and industry until the end of 2021. 
18th December 2018

Stacked nanowire gate-all-around transistors for N3 and beyond

Stacked nanowire gate-all-around transistors for N3 and beyond
At this week’s 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), imec, the research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, reported significant progress in process enabling the introduction of gate-all-around (GAA) transistors with vertically stacked nanowires and nanosheets for the N3 technology node.
11th December 2018

Stack FinFETS with 45nm fin pitch using sequential 3D integration

Stack FinFETS with 45nm fin pitch using sequential 3D integration
At the IEEE IEDM 2018 conference, imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presented a demonstration of 3D stacked FinFETs on 300mm wafers using a sequential integration approach with a 45nm fin pitch and 110nm poly pitch technology. 
11th December 2018

SST-MRAM as a last-level cache at the five nanometre technology node

SST-MRAM as a last-level cache at the five nanometre technology node
At the 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presented a power-performance-area comparison between SRAM- and SST-MRAM-based last-level caches at the five nanometre node. 
11th December 2018

Two breakthroughs for spintronic logic devices

Two breakthroughs for spintronic logic devices
At the 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), imec, and its partners presented an experimental demonstration of full majority gate operation based on spin-wave interference in scaled devices. Circuit-level benchmarking recommends majority gates based on spin-waves for ultralow power applications. 
10th December 2018

Partnership joins forces on AI and quantum computing

Partnership joins forces on AI and quantum computing
During the state visit of His Excellency Emmanuel Macron President of the French Republic, the Belgian research centre imec and the French research institute CEA-Leti, two research and innovation hubs in nanotechnologies for industry, announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that lays the foundation of a strategic partnership in the domains of Artificial Intelligence and quantum computing.
27th November 2018

Digital twin of the city of Antwerp

Digital twin of the city of Antwerp
At SuperNova in Antwerp, imec, research and innovation hub in the field of nanoelectronics and digital technology, and the Dutch innovation organisation TNO are launching a 'digital twin' of the city of Antwerp. This digital 3D replica of the city combines noise pollution data with real-time sensor information from air quality and traffic, and computer models. 
28th September 2018

€117m raised to invest in innovative early stage ideas

€117m raised to invest in innovative early stage ideas
  Independent early-stage and growth fund, imec.xpand, initiated by imec, has announced the closing of its first fund at €117m in committed capital. The amount raised exceeds the initial target of €100m and positions imec.xpand as a major player in the deep tech venture capital ecosystem.
13th September 2018

Extending interconnects beyond the 3nm technology node

Extending interconnects beyond the 3nm technology node
At the annual Imec Technology Forum USA, in San Francisco, imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology, reported on the potential of using ruthenium (Ru) as a disruptive interconnect material for three nanometres and beyond technology nodes.
13th August 2018

ERC starting grant awarded to develop ultra small microscopes

ERC starting grant awarded to develop ultra small microscopes
It has been announced by Imec, the research and innovation hub, that Niels Verellen, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grant of €1.5m (for five years) will be used to enable high resolution, fast, robust, zero-maintenance, inexpensive and ultra compact microscopy technology based on on-chip photonics and CMOS image sensors. 
30th July 2018

Manufacturability of spin-orbit torque MRAM devices demonstrated at Symposia

Manufacturability of spin-orbit torque MRAM devices demonstrated at Symposia
At the 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, Imec demonstrated the possibility to fabricate spin-orbit torque MRAM (SOT-MRAM) devices on 300mm wafers using CMOS compatible processes. 
19th June 2018

Compact low power CMOS radar features on-chip antennas

Compact low power CMOS radar features on-chip antennas
At the International Microwave Symposium in Philadelphia, US, Imec announced the first CMOS 140GHz radar-on-chip system with integrated antennas in standard 28nm technology. The achievement is an important step in the development of radar-based sensors for a myriad of smart intuitive applications, such as building security, remote health monitoring of car drivers, breathing and heart rate of patients, and gesture recognition for man-machine interaction.
11th June 2018

Low power radio for IoT applications demonstrated with Arm

Low power radio for IoT applications demonstrated with Arm
  At this year’s Bluetooth Asia event, imec will demonstrate a new ultra low power radio for IoT applications, with Arm (at booth 49). The radio combines imec’s latest transceiver frontend, operating from a nominal supply as low as 0.8V, with Arm’s qualified and silicon-proven Cordio Bluetooth low energy 5 digital baseband.
30th May 2018

Eye tracking technology enhances AR/VR experiences

Eye tracking technology enhances AR/VR experiences
At its Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp (ITF Belgium 2018), Imec announced a new wireless eye-tracking technology based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement.
29th May 2018

Paving the way to GaN power technology

Paving the way to GaN power technology
Research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, imec, and fabless technology innovator, Qromis, have announced the development of high performance enhancement mode p-GaN power devices on 200mm engineered Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)-matched substrates, processed in imec’s silicon pilot line. The substrates are offered by Qromis as commercial 200mm QST substrates as part of their patented product portfolio.
9th April 2018


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