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Neuro-Electronics Research
         Flanders

           Kris Verstreken
Program Director Biomedical Electronics
         ...
IMEC 1984 - 2007
                                                           Budget: evolution
                            ...
IMECAMPUS
                  Clean Room 2
                  3200 m2 Clean Room
                  300 mm pilot line
        ...
Reasons for Succes?



 • Focus:
      Microelectronics research
 • Investment:
      Government Entrepreneurship
 • Partn...
STMicroelectronics




One of the World’s Largest Industrial Commitments
    to Semiconductor Research in Partnership
New IC Technologies
                       10         2000        250K            4M           40M
                   tran...
New Convergences
             Microelectronics

1.000.000
      nm
                             To
                       ...
Partner interest in biomedical applications!


   Na
        noe
                lec
                       tro
          ...
Biology is Complex




  • Multidisciplinarity
  • Partnership
  • Focus!
Focus most important


            NASDAQ Biotech Index (NBI)
The Next Frontier: The Brain


      • Function
      • Pathology
      • Therapy

  Electronics
      for
 Neuroscience
Discriminators:
Centers of Excellence



  • Electronics
  • Biotechnology
Partnership: NERF
        Center for
Neuro-Electronics Research
       in Flanders
    • Focus
    • Multidisciplinarity
 ...
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  1. 1. Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders Kris Verstreken Program Director Biomedical Electronics IMEC
  2. 2. IMEC 1984 - 2007 Budget: evolution 1984 300 IMEC Budget Established by state government 225 of Flanders in Belgium Non-profit organization M€ 150 Initial investment: 62M€ 75 Initial staff: ~70 0 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 Flemish Government Revenue (P&L) 2007/2008 2000 IMEC Staff 1500 One of the largest independent R&D organizations in this field, worldwide 1000 Annual budget: over 246M€ (> 400 M$ - 2008) Staff (2008): > 1650  >55 nationalities 500 Collaboration with >600 partners worldwide < 17% government/state funding 0 19 5 19 6 19 7 19 8 19 9 19 0 19 1 19 2 19 3 19 4 19 5 19 6 19 7 19 8 20 9 20 0 20 1 20 2 20 3 20 4 20 5 20 6 07 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
  3. 3. IMECAMPUS Clean Room 2 3200 m2 Clean Room 300 mm pilot line Ball Room, Clean sub-FAB FOUP wafer transport Clean Room 1 4800 m2 Clean Room 1750 m2 Class 1 200 mm pilot line Continuous operation: 24hrs / 7 days Total: 8000 m2 Clean Room
  4. 4. Reasons for Succes? • Focus: Microelectronics research • Investment: Government Entrepreneurship • Partnerships: IMEC Entrepreneurship
  5. 5. STMicroelectronics One of the World’s Largest Industrial Commitments to Semiconductor Research in Partnership
  6. 6. New IC Technologies 10 2000 250K 4M 40M transistors transistors transistors transistors transistors per sq cm per sq cm per sq cm per sq cm per sq cm 1cm 1947 micro M oo re’ s law 1 µm nano 2017 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 100 nm
  7. 7. New Convergences Microelectronics 1.000.000 nm To p -d ow n Molecular Electronics Bioelectronics NEMS & nanotechnology Chemistry Biology 1000 nm Atomic Manipulation - up m Botto 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 1 nm
  8. 8. Partner interest in biomedical applications! Na noe lec tro nic Magneto-electronics s Polymer electronics Bionano- Opto-electronics Text electronics Nano-electronics Biosensors y log Molecular nano- o chn technology Micro (nano) electro- te Bio Mechanical systems 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030
  9. 9. Biology is Complex • Multidisciplinarity • Partnership • Focus!
  10. 10. Focus most important NASDAQ Biotech Index (NBI)
  11. 11. The Next Frontier: The Brain • Function • Pathology • Therapy Electronics for Neuroscience
  12. 12. Discriminators: Centers of Excellence • Electronics • Biotechnology
  13. 13. Partnership: NERF Center for Neuro-Electronics Research in Flanders • Focus • Multidisciplinarity • Entrepreneurship

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