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Unlocking the fascinating world of connectivity with application-specific ICs

September 16, 2021 | 5 pm CEST / 11-12 AM EDT

The world is getting more and more connected. But what does that mean? It’s not just about connecting people with people, but also connecting people with devices and devices with other devices. The big intelligent network – Internet of Things (IoT) – is established. Devices in that network interface at different network levels such as 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth and many more.

In this imec.IC-link webinar, we will present the future trends and visions and explain why application-specific ICs – so called ASICs – can be the best way to realize your ‘connected’ idea.

Why use an ASIC for connected solutions?

Application-specific ICs are ideally suited to customize connected solutions. By reducing form factors and integrating sensing and communication features, they allow you to:

  • enhance the data exchange from the device to the world,
  • improve the wireless capability for the users,
  • protect your IP.

This webinar will present the latest technology trends in connecting devices and solutions, illustrated with ASIC examples from prototype development to commercial products.

What you will learn:

  • Why is an ASIC the most disruptive technology to innovate in your connect solution?
  • What are the key steps to ASIC development?
  • How can innovators get support to realize their idea in silicon?

This webinar is designed for non-technical and technical experts in 5G, WiFi and IoT who want to increase their knowledge of ASIC technologies.


16 September 2021, 5 pm CEST / 11-12 AM EDT

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About imec.IC-link:

Imec.IC-link is part of the global R&D hub imec and provides complete ASIC solutions. Its services are available for customers worldwide and its teams are based in Europe, the USA, China, India, Japan, Brazil and Israel.

About the speakers:

Nadine Collaert

Nadine Collaert

Dr. Nadine Collaert is program director at imec. She is currently responsible for the Advanced RF program looking at heterogeneous integration of III-V/III-N devices with advanced CMOS to tackle the challenges of next-generation mobile communication.

Before that she was program director of the LOGIC Beyond Si program focused on the research on novel CMOS devices and new material-enabled device and system approaches to increase functionality. Nadine has been involved in the theory, design, and technology of FinFET devices, emerging memories, transducers for biomedical applications and the integration and characterization of biocompatible materials.

She has a PhD in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven and she holds more than 400 publications and more than 10 patents in the field of device design and process technology.

Arnaud Garnier

Arnaud Garnier

Arnaud Garnier is the Business Development Manager at imec.IC-link since 2017, covering the UK and the Northern EMEA territories. He is responsible for many accounts ranging from start-ups to OEMs, utilizing all the extensive semiconductor knowledge he has acquired in the past 26 years.

He started his career as an IC designer and field application engineer, then offered his services within pre-sales, sales management and business development type of positions from developing product specifications all the way to selling successful finished goods. He has covered many responsibilities within several industries such as aerospace, mobile, automotive and medical arenas. He also focuses on networking, AI / ML and HPC type of requirements.

Arnaud’s strengths have always been the ability to prospect and connect interested parties and to provide full understanding and essential advice to develop successful ASIC-based products.