have signed a joint research contract to study advanced technologies in the semiconductor, networks, wireless, and biomedical fields.
Research will be carried out at facilities in Leuven, Belgium and IMEC’s research unit at the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Since 2004, Panasonic has participated in IMEC’s joint research on advanced semiconductor process technologies.
The world’s first mass production of system-on-chip systems with 65nm and 45nm processes, such as Panasonic’s 'UniPhier', use results gained from joint research with IMEC.
Now, a comprehensive joint research programme will expand the scope of collaboration from advanced semiconductor process technology to include application areas for semiconductors.
To achieve this, a Panasonic IMEC Center will be established at IMEC’s premises. It will conduct research and development on network technology such as dynamically reconfigurable software-defined radio, ultra-low power consumption wireless communication technology for healthcare and lifestyle monitoring, and biomedical technology such as next-generation biosensors.