LEUVEN, Belgium. The IMEC electronics research center here hosted a recent tour for international press that included a stop at High Tech Campus Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Images from the trip show just a small portion of the work the two separate centers are doing, and how different these two places are.
IMEC, at its core a semiconductor process R&D center, has been expanding in the last several years into research in applications areas such as wireless, energy and medical systems. This year it celebrated its 25th birthday and announced efforts to help its partners with product development in wireless and variety of exotic chip processes.
The Eindhoven park began as the headquarters of Philips Research. In 2003, Philips opened the campus to outside companies and began efforts to spin off its own technology groups into venture-backed startups. The Eindhoven park is now home to about 90 companies.
Our slideshow provides a glimpse into what these European researchers are working on.