Future of ICs seen in Belgium

by Ed Korczynski, Senior Technical Editor

The beautiful tree-covered campus of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was the backdrop for Flemish research institution IMEC’s annual progress review meeting, where I and other invitees heard about the first major reorganization in its 20-year history. The re-org, partly driven by IMEC’s growth to approximately 1500 permanent staff and visiting researchers, primarily aims to break down the conceptual walls between manufacturing technology development, multi-chip packaging, and circuit design. The three formerly independent divisions will be led by Luc Van den Hove, who has been promoted to COO of the new org starting in January.


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