R&D and consultancy

Interuniversitair MicroElectronicaCentrum (IMEC) is a world-leading independent research center in nano-electronics and digital technology. IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. IMEC staffs more than 3500 people including over 600 industrial residents and guest researchers. IMEC’s uniqueness relies in the combination of a widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and a profound software and ICT expertise. IMEC leverages its world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries to create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. IMEC’s research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technological development in industry. IDLab is a core research group of imec with research activities embedded in Ghent University and University of Antwerp. IDLab performs fundamental and applied research and development on internet technology and data science. Major research areas are machine learning and data mining; semantic intelligence; distributed intelligence for IoT; cloud and big data infrastructures; multimedia processing; wireless and fixed networking; electromagnetics, RF and high-speed circuits and systems. IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations. IDLab counts about 300 members (40 professors, 50 post docs, 200 researchers, 15 support staff members). The professors teach a wide variety of courses. IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centres from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SMEs, as well as numerous high-tech start-ups).


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