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Lode Lauwers

Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales


Lode Lauwers is Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategy in IMEC, the nanoelectronics R&D Center in Leuven, Belgium. His current focus is to architect new global R&D collaborations and related business models, in line with semiconductor technology initiatives in various continents currently in conception. In that role he also guides imec’s Corporate Business Development strategies in nanoelectronics. Since he joined IMEC in 2005, he had various leading roles in IMEC’s technology business development and partner relation management. He has been driving over 2 decades the build-out, growth and business foundations of imec’s flagship core program with leading IC manufacturers, foundries, equipment and material suppliers and design and system houses. Earlier, he has been general manager of an ASIC design house, part of a US-based ASSP provider for the telecom industry, and scientific advisor for government funding in local and European cooperative networks in micro-electronics and telecommunications. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven.

Company Profile


Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,500 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands and the USA, and representation in 3 continents. In 2021, imec’s revenue (P&L) totaled 732 million euro.

Further information on imec can be found at www.imec-int.com.