IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in microelectronics 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 vzw is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the Netherlands, IMEC-NL, concentrating on wireless autonomous transducer solutions, and has representatives in the US, China, Japan and Taiwan.  Its staff of more than 2000 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers.  In 2012, its revenue (P&L) was over EUR 300 million.  Further information can be found on

Capital-E has preferred access to any new venture idea originated at IMEC. We have access through IMEC to over 500 industrial partners worldwide such as NXP, Infineon, STMicroelectronics, Intel, Matsushita/Panasonic, Texas Instruments, Samsung and TSMC to speed up the process of market-entry and validation.

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