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.