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Leuven's imec research centre targets 1950 new hires by 2035

4 December 2023

The Imec research centre in Leuven is looking to hire 1,950 new employees by 2035, should current growth trends persist.

The interuniversity nanotechnologies research centre Imec plans to hire an additional 1,950 staff by 2035 if it continues to expand at its current rate. The centre that has been based in the Flemish Brabant city of Leuven since 1982 current employs 4,000 at its Leuven site. Around 1,500 more are employed elsewhere. IMEC’s total of 5,500 employees are from countries all over the world.

Several new buildings, including additional office space are planned. Work on the construction of one of these is expected to begin in 2025. IMEC’s CEO Luc Van den Hove told journalists that "The development plan is a maximum case scenario”

The Institute of Microelectronics and Components Imec enjoys an international reputation and is active in the fields of research into microelectronics and nanotechnologies. Imec currently cooperates with virtually all of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, as well as most of the leading electronic design companies and OEMs.

Imec hosts and organises numerous annual conferences and technology panels, and provides a unique environment where new technologies and techniques can be evaluated, developed, refined and validated.

Source: VRT

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