TSMC has extended it R&D efforts with IMEC to cover 22nm and beyond process technologies as well using IMEC as its extended European research centre. The two companies have collaborated on process development since 2005.
“This agreement with TSMC represents an extension of our long-term strategic and fruitful partnership. We are proud that TSMC joins forces with IMEC to strengthen their global R&D. This proves the industrial importance of our semiconductor scaling research. We are confident that IMEC’s joint research model will contribute to TSMC’s approach ‘collaborate to innovate’;” said Luc Van den hove, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of IMEC.