LEUVEN, Belgium This humble city of about 30,000 souls is becoming central to the next big leap in semiconductor process technology--and more.
The IMEC research center is helping debug the extreme ultraviolet lithography machines that will be critical for chips made in 16-nm and smaller geometries, and it is expanding its systems R&D in areas such as health care and energy.
|IMEC research: Wafers on flexible substrates|
The group dedicated an expansion of its 300-mm wafer fab and opened a new supercomputer lab on the occasion of annual press and partner conferences in early June.
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