Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was established in 1958 as the CAS No. 109 Semiconductor Factory under the former CAS Institute of Applied Physics. Its original goal was to meet the nation’s strategic need to develop a high-frequency transistor computer. After numerous changes and mergers, it assumed its current name in 2003.
The IME is the only comprehensive scientific research institution in China, capable of carrying out full-chain research and development from microelectronic principal devices, integration processes, high-end chips, advanced packaging, and manufacturing equipment to applications.
IME comprises a national key laboratory, two CAS key laboratories, 11 research departments, and three technology research centers, covering all the main research areas of microelectronics. IME has a Ph.D. program in electronics and information; two master’s degree programs in IC engineering, and electronic and communication engineering, respectively; and a postdoctoral program in microelectronics.
IME has established long-term cooperative relationships with many national research institutions, universities, and companies in such countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Singapore, etc. A large number of delegations visit the institute every year, giving lectures, conducting academic exchange, and undertaking cooperative research projects.
Company website: www.ime.ac.cn