Your proven route to ASIC development
Turning your ASIC ideas into real products can be a complex process. That’s where imec.IC-link services come in – whether you’re looking for a few prototype samples or need volume production of qualified packaged products.
Imec.IC-link is a complete ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) solutions provider that can manage the full product lifecycle – serving start-ups, SMEs and established OEMs as well as universities. Our highly experienced ASIC development team realizes over 600 successful tape-outs per year across all our supported technologies (CMOS, GaN-on-SOI and Si photonics).
Backed by imec, one of the world’s leading R&D labs in nanoelectronics, imec.IC-link offers tailored services adapted to your needs – from ASIC design including radiation-hardened designs to package development, testing and qualification.
To ensure that your ASIC project is delivered efficiently, we apply a strict process flow and support you with a multidisciplinary team. Read more about our project management approach.
Starting from your ASIC requirements we assist you in prototype fabrication (MPW) or volume production in our supported technologies.
We can tailor our full turnkey services to fit your final product needs, no matter your starting point or in-house expertise and resources.
We have access to cutting edge technologies and partnerships throughout the global semiconductor ecosystem.
Imec.IC-link is part of the global R&D hub imec, and provides access to advanced ASIC foundry technologies. Our services are available for customers worldwide. We have an extensive multi-disciplinary team in Europe and an entity in Silicon Valley (US), supported by global business development teams.
Wiyo is a Spanish Internet of things (IoT) start-up that created an intelligent tag to enable simple and efficient solutions in the world of automatic identification and data capture. We talked to its founders about their journey and the importance of ASICs.
Arm is a leading semiconductor IP provider. For the Morello research program, the company and its project partners needed to manufacture a real-life and complex system-on-chip, a task imec.IC-link was well placed to support.
Imec and EUROPRACTICE launched a design contest in summer 2021 for first-time users of imec silicon nitride photonics technology. Here are the results.
19 October 2021
Contest aims to stimulate innovation in power electronics, leveraging GaN technology to create higher power, smaller and faster components that increase devices’ power density
Microelectronic systems orbiting above us are transforming humanity. But designing ASICs for use in space is a special trade. One that Arquimea, with the help of imec.IC-link, masters to perfection.
For a start-up, it's not easy to gain a share of the 5G network market. But Picocom is up to the task, thanks to a talented and experienced team, and access to imec.IC-link’s experience and network.
How an Irish start-up is on a mission to prevent migraine; and to do so with bioelectronics.
17 January 2020
Imec.IC-link partner launched an all-electric communication satellite.
645 ASICs that were developed with and fabricated through imec.IC-link’s platform for radiation-hardened design took their maiden voyage on a smart European satellite.
While patents are hard to enforce, ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) are almost impossible to crack.
14 December 2020
Customers decrease their time to market thanks to the joint offering of ASIC IP, design and manufacturing services.