About imec

imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society.

imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1,650 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2008, imec's revenue (P&L) was 270 million euro.

Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be.

imec is a registered trademark for the activities of imec International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (imec vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting imec Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government) and imec Taiwan (imec Taiwan Co.).

“Key to IMEC’s mission is ensuring a sustainable society. Energy efficiency is present in all our R&D programs, from energy generation over smart grid to highly efficient ultra-low power solutions for smart systems. The “GreenTouch Initiative” expresses IMEC’s ambition to reduce power from the application layer to the device architecture. We are enthusiastic to be able to contribute to drastically lowering the energy consumption in one of the key enabling technologies for a future with a better life for all, communication across the planet, with a “green touch.”

Luc Van den hove,

Dr. Luc Van den hove

Dr. Luc Van den hoveDr. Luc Van den hove is a Professor at the University of Leuven, and President and Chief Executive Officer at IMEC, Leuven, Belgium.

Dr. Van den hove started his career at IMEC in 1984, in the field of silicide and interconnect technologies. Subsequently he has held several management positions: Manager of IMEC’s Micro-Patterning group (lithography, dry etching) from 1988, Department Director of Unit Process Step R&D from 1996, Vice President in charge of the Silicon Process and Device Technology division from 1998, and Chief Operating Officer from 2007. He has received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and conference contributions.

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