Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum VZW (Bergium) – (IMEC)

IMEC performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics and leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec is an independent research centre, founded by the Belgian Flemish Government in 1984. The Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of Ghent University (UGent) act as an associated division of IMEC since 1984. As from October 1, 2016, IMEC merged with iMinds, resulting in one of the largest digital ICT research institutes in Europe. The imec-IDLab Design research group has been very active in optoelectronic front-end and (sub-)system design since the early nineties. The IDLab-Design group is currently one of the leading groups in the research and development of high-sensitivity, high-speed, low-power transmitter and receiver integrated circuits for next generation transport/metro/access/datacenter, sensing and 5GIoT applications. Developments have been carried out in the frame of various FP7 projects (DISCUS, Mirage, Phoxtrot and Spirit), and continuing the frame of H2020 (Flex5Gware, Teraboard, Streams, WIPE, Optima and 5GPHOS). In Nov. 2014, the Design group was awarded the 3rd biannual Greentouch 1000x award together with Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent and Orange Labs.

Role in the project

IMEC is responsible within WP3 for developing low-noise electronic front-ends on a deep-sub-micron FD-SOI CMOS platform for receiving weak coherent quantum signals. Moreover, IMEC will use their expertise in EMC/RF to contribute to quantum circuit co-integration in WP5.

Key personnel

Xin (Scott) Yin

Cédric Bruynsteen