TSMC and the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC) have expanded their collaboration to explore process technologies of 22nm and smaller.
“TSMC strives for innovation through collaboration to provide competitive technology and value to its customers. The expansion of the partnership between IMEC and TSMC underscores TSMC's commitment to increasing R&D for the future,” said Jack Sun, vice president of research and development (R&D) at TSMC.
Under the agreement, TSMC extends its collaboration with IMEC as a core partner which dates back from 2005. Within IMEC’s core partner program the world-leading foundries, IDMs, fabless and fablite companies, and material and equipment suppliers collaborate on research and development, for 22nm and beyond, IC process technologies.