IMEC China opens; Huali collaboration on 65 nm CMOS begins

May 28, 2010
Leuven, Belgium--IMEC officially established IMEC China in Shanghai and kicked off the opening with a joint development project on advanced CMOS process technology with Huali.

Leuven, Belgium--Nanoelectronics research institute IMEC officially established IMEC China in the Zhangjiang High-tech Park in Shanghai and kicked off the opening with the signing of a joint development project on advanced CMOS chip process technology with the semiconductor company Shanghai Huali Microelectronic Corporation.

IMEC says that with increasing intention and capability to invest into advanced technologies, China is potentially an important market for a nanoelectronics R&D center as IMEC. IMEC China will facilitate collaboration between IMEC and Chinese semiconductor and system companies, universities and research institutes in the area of technology transfer, licensing, joint development and training. IMEC China starts with 5 employees. Dependent on future collaboration agreements, IMEC China will attract researchers to closely collaborate with the local companies on the joint development projects.

IMEC China kicked off with the signing of a significant collaboration agreement on 65nm CMOS chip technology with Huali, an advanced chip manufacturer invested mainly by the Shanghai government. A team of Huali and IMEC researchers will fine-tune IMEC’s 65 nm base process at IMEC’s research facilities in Leuven to meet the specifications defined by Huali.

"This collaboration with Huali proves that our technologies are valuable for the Chinese market. We are looking forward to expand our collaborations with the huge high-tech potential of China," said Luc Van den hove, president and CEO of IMEC.

--Posted by Gail Overton; [email protected];

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