Gilbert Declerck has relinquished the top position at IMEC but will continue to serve IMEC as Executive Officer and join the Board of IMEC International after 10 years holding the reins at the R&D facility. Luc Van den hove, who has spent his entire career at IMEC has been appointed as IMEC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.
“I have decided to pass on my responsibilities as CEO, but I will continue to serve IMEC in my new role,” noted Declerck. “I have known Luc for many years and I am confident that under his leadership, IMEC will continue to grow and prosper. Luc is the ideal person to sustain our leadership position in chip scaling research, while expanding IMEC’s activities towards more application-oriented research in areas such as biomedical and energy. I’m really excited to support Luc in his new role and to further collaborate with IMEC to achieve its ambitious goals.”
“The board is excited to have Luc Van den hove as new CEO. Luc combines strong personal skills with experience, having served in several senior leadership roles at IMEC,” commented Anton De Proft, Chairman of IMEC’s Board. “He has been instrumental in bringing IMEC’s silicon scaling research program to a world-leading research partnership in semiconductor technology. We look forward to working closely together with him and his team. We also want to thank Gilbert Declerck for his outstanding contribution to IMEC during his 10 year tenure as CEO. His achievements are stellar and his dedication, his hard work and his warm leadership have been inspirational to all of us in the board and to the whole IMEC organization.”
Luc Van den hove has spent his entire career at IMEC, where he started as a team leader in silicide and interconnect technologies research. In 1988, he became manager of IMEC’s micro-patterning group (lithography, dry etching). As of 1998, he led as Vice President the Division of Silicon Process and Device Technology. Since 2007, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.