Imec is an international R&D and innovation hub, active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies.

Imec's combination of widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes them unique.

Imec was founded in 1984 & is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The company also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.

Imec's research bridges the gap between the fundamental research at universities and R&D in the industry. It has unique processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and a strong and worldwide network position. This makes imec a key partner for shaping the technology of the future.

In 2015, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 415 million euro and of iMinds which is integrated in imec as of September 21, 2016 52 million euro.




  • Year founded: 1984
  • Funding Info: Acquired iMinds on Feb 19, 2016. Also made 2 investment worth over €8M to date
  • Yearly Revenue: 496 million Euro (2016)
  • Employee Size: 1000+
  • Business Valuation: Undisclosed
  • City/Town: Leuven
  • State: Vlaams-Brabant
  • Country: Belgium
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