Building tomorrow with the engineers of today

Imec – consultancy at the forefront of microelectronics

The client

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. With a state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure, top researchers and a team of over 5500 employees, they take on a wide array of R&D projects. From advanced semiconductors and beyond 5G communication to silicon photonics, artificial intelligence and sensing technologies. Their innovations are applied in various domains, such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … 

The added value of our consultants 

Vassilis Lemonidis, Consultant data science 

Behind Imec’s design of cleanroom equipment and microelectronic devices is a hefty amount of software programming. The nature of which has increasingly become AI-focused. VeroTech’s R&D consultant Vassilis was one of the software engineers who joined in on this innovation trend. 

As a consultant, he helped design the software infrastructure for a promising biomedical project. A technology meant to provide a portable and streamlined solution to personalized cancer treatment. With a joint background in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Bioinformatics, he translated business requirements and scientific findings into code, maintaining a Data Engineering pipeline at the heart of the project. In active collaboration with VIB, the developed confidential microfluidic process will enable high throughput analysis of biological samples and accelerate future cancer research. 

Filip Meeus, Senior Consultant embedded systems 

Filip joined an IC development project to test and validate imager devices. He designed a generic test framework in Python to allow developers to build their own characterization scripts. The framework provides all low-level access to custom electronics, test equipment and report generation, including some high-speed data capture. 

Within the team, Filip gave trainings, provided development support and interacted closely with the FPGA developers. Next to development work, he was the main point of contact for the production test house, which receives test routines for mass production. Finally, he supported the client in the integration process by applying his test framework and using the initial configuration and calibration routines as a reference for the end product.