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  • Thursday 21 January 2021

  • IMEC (Interuniversity Micro-electronics Center vzw) is an independent research organization based in Leuven, Belgium. It was established as a non-profit organization in 1984 by the state government of Flanders in Belgium. Today, it is one of the largest independent R&D organizations in its field, worldwide, with a yearly revenue of 240M€ and staff of over 1500. Its mission is to perform R&D ahead of industrial use by 3 to 10 years in the field of microelectronics, nanotechnology, design methods and -technologies for ICT systems. CMOS based research for the 32nm node and beyond is performed in IMEC’s 300mm clean room.

    Key people involved
    • Dr Geert Van Den Bosch
    • Dr Laurent Breuil

    IMEC has a long background in nonvolatile memories both of the floating gate and the charge trapping type. At the end of the 80s, a new embedded Flash technology (HIMOS?) which uses source-side hot-electron injection in split-gate devices was developed. In the 90s and 00s this technology was fully integrated in several technology generations, partially under the ESPRIT-APBB (1989-1994) and the MEDEA+ Crescendo programme (2001-2002). In recent years the activities on charge trapping memories for scaling beyond 32nm have been ramped up considerably. Currently, IMEC is involved in the IST-STREP project FinFLASH and the MEDEA+ programme Nemesys.