If classical computing is keeping up with Moore’s law, it’s in no small part thanks to imec, the world’s premier R&D hub for nano- and digital technologies. For more than 30 years, imec has been driving the semiconductor scaling roadmap by leveraging its R&D infrastructure, which includes the world’s most advanced 300mm cleanroom, a team of about 4,000 scientists, and a network of +600 industry partners.
But it’s also using those capabilities and expertise to examine what lies beyond CMOS. Imec wants to bring quantum computing from the fab to the lab by enabling silicon qubits for large-scale arrays. And for quantum applications such as quantum key distribution and quantum sensing, imec offers its silicon nitride platform, which is ideal for the development of crucial building blocks such as extremely low-loss waveguides, very low phase noise, and tight process control over 200mm wafer.