LONDON Research organization IMEC vzw (Leuven, Belgium) achieved revenues of 125 million euro (about $160 million) in 2004 up 12 percent compared with 2003, IMEC said Friday (April 29).
The revenues represented 78.3 percent of IMEC's total budget of 159 million euro (about $205 million) with an annual grant from the Government of Flanders making up the remainder.
The breakdown of revenues from contract research were 24.1 percent through collaboration with local industry, 63.2 percent through collaboration with international industry, 11.5 percent through European Commission projects and 3.1 percent with the European Space Agency ESA.
IMEC has set up a centralized research platform around a 300-mm wafer fab and is working with seven core partners Infineon, Intel, Matsushita, Philips, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments to research process steps, models and devices for the sub-45nm technology node. Strategic partnership agreements have been agreed with chip-making equipment suppliers and for immersion lithography IMEC has organized a consortium of more than 30 companies.
IMEC's multi-mode multimedia (M4) program in which technology platforms are developed for a mobile terminal of the future, welcomed Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as its first core partner to work alongside such companies as Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies AG and Xilinx Inc.