IMEC Connects with Vision at FSA Suppliers Expo

10/5/2005 - This week, Rudy Lauwereins, IMEC's chief of design technology, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) Suppliers Expo.

Dr. Lauwereins, IMEC VP of design technology for integrated information and communications systems (DESICS), will describe the technology challenges facing the semiconductor industry as companies work to create miniature nomadic networks that can be worn, carried, or embedded in everyday products.

FSA Suppliers' Expo Details

About Dr. Lauwereins
Rudy Lauwereins' career has blended his expertise as a technologist, his intensity as a researcher, and his passion for teaching. In addition to being a significant force in his native Belgium, Dr. Lauwereins has worked for companies, institutions and organizations around Europe and in the United States.

He heads a team of 190 researchers dedicated to developing the design methodologies, tools, and architectures that will find their way into wireless systems and multimedia products over the next three to ten years.

Professor Lauwereins is also a part-time professor at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium, where he teaches computer architectures in the Master of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering program.

From 1993 until he joined IMEC in 2001, he held a tenured professorship in the Faculty of Engineering at the K.U.Leuven. Before that, he worked for a short time at IBM's Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.

Dr. Lauwereins is a frequent speaker and prolific writer, with more than 300 papers to his name.

About IMEC
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 with which to develop and improve technologies for future systems.

IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has representatives in the US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1300 people includes over 400 industrial residents and guest researchers.

In 2004, its revenues were EUR 159 million.

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