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Design and IP partners

Imec IC-link has formed local and international partnerships with leading design houses and IP providers. These long-term, trusted relationships allow our customers to have access to wider range of services and products.

Local Partnerships

Our local partnership program is designed to pool the talents and resources of the world-class design and IP companies located within the vicinity of imec. This program allows us to select and coordinate the wide range of capabilities that are needed to deliver full turn-key design projects to our customers.


Analog, RF and mixed-signal custom IC design and turnkey ASIC supply for Industrial, Health, Consumer, Automotive, Smart home and Wildlife tracking.


An ASIC/SoC design house, specialized in processor-based design (including embedded software)and ultra-low power design. BlueICe offers IP for 802.15.4 and BTLE.


RF IC design services and antenna / MMIC turn-key solutions.


Digital & mixed-signal ASIC, SoC and FPGA design for high performance, low power, reliable and future-proof systems.


“System architecture” to engineer the optimal technical concept and provide the related specifications for design houses and other specialized parties Assistance on “design for test, functional safety, manufacturing and reliability” to achieve the desired quality level “in line with the budget” “Provide tools” as breadboards, evaluation tools, demonstrators and other needs, supporting development, marketing and validation. 


Analog, mixed-signal and high-voltage ASIC design and supply for the automotive, medical, industrial and aerospace markets.


Luceda Photonics’ design tools and design services are rooted in over 50 years of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design experience. We partner with photonic fabs to design and enable validation of photonic integrated circuits for industrial users worldwide.


Open source solutions for embedded systems.


An analog mixed-signal power management IC design company. Specialized in high-voltage, high-temperature and high-reliability for automotive, industrial, medical and consumer product.


IC and IP design expertise for low-power and high-voltage analog, data converters and high-speed data interfaces. For applications addressing the automotive, medical, industrial, aerospace and military markets.

Silex Insight

Silex Insight, with offices in Louvain-La-Neuve and Ghent, is an innovative company specialized in IP cores and integrated solutions in the fields of embedded security and video transport over IP. Our products and related design services are used by major world players in semiconductor and embedded electronics on the markets of the internet of things and video everywhere.


Offering on-chip protection against electrostatic discharge and electrical overstress.

Tusk IC

Tusk IC is a fabless millimeter wave IC design company, providing design services from 10GHz-600GHz in Silicon technologies.

International Partnerships

In addition to our local Design and IP partnership program, imec is extending it’s partner network internationally. The following companies are the first to join:


Over 30 years’ experience in digital and mixed-signal IPs, FPGA to ASIC migration and ASIC/SoC full turnkey. Low power building blocks (libraries, regulators, MEMs controllers, etc.), audio codec, high resolution ADC, power islands, micro controller, etc. Serving aerospace, industrial, medical and consumer markets.


Headquartered in UK with design centre in 3 locations in the UK and one in India, EnSilica is a fabless design house who provide both point design services and full turn-key chip design and supply. The company has world-class expertise in designing custom analogue, RF and digital ICs for automotive, industrial, healthcare and IoT markets.  EnSilica has a track record in delivering high quality solutions to demanding industry standards such as ISO26262.


Headquartered in France, IC’Alps can be your single point of contact from architecture specification through circuit design, silicon production, test and ASIC supply. It has a proven track record in delivering sensor/MEMS AFE interfaces, low power consumption designs, high-resolution converters, and multiprocessors architectures. Its CIR accreditation enables the eligibility of the R&D operations carried out by our engineers. IC’Alps is the first European independent ASIC design house with a QMS certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and EN 9100 standards.


RF, analog, mixed-signal, and digital IC and system design company for Medical, Automotive, and Consumer markets. Next to traditional IC design house services ItoM offers Service IP model supported by an extensive IP portfolio.

Omni Design

Omni Design Technologies  is a leading provider of high-performance, ultra-low power IP cores in advanced process technologies that enable highly differentiated systems-on-chip (SoCs) in applications ranging from wired and wireless communications, automotive, imaging, sensors, and the internet-of-things (IoT). Omni Design, founded in 2015 by semiconductor industry veterans, has an excellent track record of innovation and collaborating with customers to enable their success.


Sondrel provides a system-to-silicon design service consultancy from its 5 worldwide design center locations. Sondrel has built an engineering team with a wealth of experience, and alongside its off-shore design center model, provides flexible technical and business solutions for its global customer base.