IMEC Announces 17th Annual Research Review Meeting

IMEC has announced that it will hold its 17th annual research review meeting (ARRM) on October 18 – 19, 2007. The ARRM will feature emerging applications and converging technologies, advanced semiconductor scaling, and perspectives on some of the most significant topics of the semiconductor industry. The event will take place at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

As IMEC’s premier annual event, the ARRM brings industry executives and researchers together with senior IMEC research staff to discuss upcoming technology challenges.

ARRM attendees will have the opportunity to choose from nearly a dozen sessions to gain a balanced insight into the challenges and opportunities that the semiconductor industry will face during the coming years.

The ARRM will kick-off with a plenary day on October 18. Topics will include sub-32nm CMOS scaling both for logic and memory, the technological challenges for future ubiquitous embedded systems, converging technologies for biomedical electronics, and the latest developments in efficient and renewable power. An executive dinner in the Métropole Hotel, a Belle Époque masterpiece from the 19th century, will conclude the first day.

The second day of the conference will examine advanced packaging for heterogeneous systems, flexible electronics and sub-32nm CMOS, and IMEC’s 200mm CMOS technology platform whereby semiconductor process development is accelerated toward innovative smart products. A dedicated session on enabling electronics for the automotive industry will conclude the second day.

With a multitude of research disciplines in-house and a solid track record on conventional scaling technologies, IMEC takes a leading role in the changing semiconductor landscape.

About IMEC
IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and systems, and on the enabling technologies for ambient intelligence. IMEC’s research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure and its strong network of companies, universities and research institutes worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping technologies for future systems. IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the Netherlands, IMEC Nederland, concentrating on wireless autonomous transducer solutions, and has representatives in the US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1500 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2006, its revenue (P&L) was EUR 227 million.