The ASIC development subsidiary of Belgian R&D lab imec is looking to recruit a new CEO.
CEO Steve Becker is stepping down after 9 years running imec.IC-link, and looking for his successor.
The group is a complete ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) provider that can manage the full product lifecycle. It works with start-ups, SMEs and established OEMs as well as universities and supports over 600 successful tape-outs a year. This is across a range of technologies, from CMOS and GaN-on-SOI to silicon photonics, in areas such as healthcare, automotive, industrial, IoT and AI.
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It also develops radiation-hardened designs for space systems to package development, testing and qualification. The group is a Value Chain Aggregator (VCA) for foundry TSMC alongside long-standing agreements with other key semiconductor foundries and packaging and assembly OSAT companies.
A key capability is the transition from small-scale multi-project wafer (MPW) prototyping runs to volume production using a ASIC supply-chain management service.
Beckers started at Alcatel Microelectronics in 1983 and worked there for 18 years before moving to STMicroelectronics and then ST-Ericsson. He joined imec in 2013.
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