Imec Reports 6.7 Percent Growth for 2012 Fiscal Year End


Posted on April 26, 2013 @ 04:30 pm



Imec, the international R&D center specializing in nanoelectronics, reported financial results for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2012. Revenue for 2012 totaled €320 million, a 6.7% increase from the previous year.

The €320 million figure includes the revenue generated through collaborations with more than 600 companies and 200 universities worldwide, a yearly grant from the Flemish government totaling €48.2 million, and an €8.2 million grant from the Dutch government to support the Holst Centre.

“We continued to expand and renew our R&D partnerships on semiconductor technology scaling, as well as on new emerging areas such as the biomedical field,” said Luc Van den hove, CEO of imec. “Our robust growth last year is a testament to the strength and value these partnerships add to the development of next-generation technology and its applications.”

In 2012, imec’s talent base grew to 2,051 people, representing 75 nationalities. Of these, 377 were residents, visiting researchers from partner companies and institutes, and 276 were Ph.D. researchers. 122 employees are based at the Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative between imec and TNO located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

“Given the current challenging economic backdrop, I am thrilled with the steady growth we have realized the last two years,” said Van den hove. Thanks to the efforts and talent of our employees, as well as the strength of our strategic research partnerships, we achieved significant breakthroughs in all our research areas.”

2012 R&D highlights included:
• 1,064 peer-reviewed articles published.
• 161 patents awarded.
• 133 patent applications submitted.
• Successful renewal of the IOS9001 quality certification.

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