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With over 5,500 employees from more than 95 nationalities, imec is the world's largest independent research center in nanoelectronics and digital technology.
Top scientists and experts in various research disciplines, an advanced R&D infrastructure, and a global network of companies from the high-tech industry, pharma, ICT, energy sector… Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers.
Besides research into advanced semiconductor technology and silicon photonics, imec's work includes artificial intelligence and data processing, sensor solutions for smart healthcare or sustainable mobility, technology for renewable energy, solutions for smart cities and 5G communications.
Imec has its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, research groups spread across Flemish universities, research sites in the Netherlands and the US, and representation in three continents.In 2022, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 846 million euro.
With the establishment of Holst Centre in 2005, expertise in wireless sensor technologies by imec and flexible electronics by TNO merged under one roof at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven.
Imec at Holst Centre develops technologies that address global societal challenges and contribute to new microelectronic and sensor technology solutions in the areas of health & vitality, energy & climate, mobility & industry 5.0. The demonstration models and prototypes developed by Holst Centre are converted into new products and new production processes by leading high-tech partners.