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Posted: July 11, 2008
IMEC hosts 18th Annual Research Business Forum in October 2008
(Nanowerk News) On October 15-17, 2008, the 18th edition
of IMEC's Annual Research Review Meeting will take place at the Radisson
SAS Royal hotel in Brussels, Belgium. The 2-day event includes
presentations by prominent speakers from the semiconductor industry and
IMEC; it brings industry executives and research managers together with
senior IMEC research staff to exchange knowledge and viewpoints on upcoming
Attending the IMEC research business forum ARRM
will keep you up to date on evolutions, trends and breakthroughs in the
semiconductor industry, an industry which is changing fast and broadening
it scope, combining technologies to find innovative solutions for climate
change and sustainable energy, ageing, efficient and affordable healthcare,
clean water supply, ubiquitous communication, and mobility.
ARRM08 kicks off on Wednesday, October 15, with a reception at IMEC, giving
everyone the opportunity to visit IMEC's state-of-the-art campus.
The theme of the plenary day, Thursday October 16, "Aspiring a better
future through semiconductor technology" covers topics such as healthcare,
scaling, sustainable energy and converging industries coping with social
and environmental challenges. In the evening there is the executive ARRM
dinner at the "Belgian Centre for Comic Strip" museum in the Art Nouveau
setting of the Waucquez Warehouses.
On the second day, Friday October 17, "Towards ambient intelligence" there
are 2 parallel tracks. Topics featured in "Track a" are wireless sensor
systems, wireless communication, organic and flexible electronics for
ambient intelligence. "Track b" highlights 3D opportunities and challenges,
and the integration of new functionality on CMOS.
Further information on ARRM can be found at www.arrm.be.
IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and
nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and
systems, and on the enabling technologies for ambient intelligence. IMEC's
research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and
technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and
system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art
infrastructure and its strong network of companies, universities and
research institutes worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping
technologies for future systems.
IMEC vzw is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the
Netherlands, IMEC-NL, concentrating on wireless autonomous transducer
solutions, and has representatives in the US, China, Japan and Taiwan. Its
staff of more than 1600 people includes more than 500 industrial residents
and guest researchers. In 2007, its revenue (P&L) amounted to EUR 244.5
million. Further information on IMEC can be found at www.imec.be.