CSIC appoints Palacios, professor and lecturer at MIT, and Bergaud, researcher at the French LAAS-CNRS, as new members to supervise and advise on the scientific activity of the Institute of Microelectronics in Barcelona; replacing Elvira Fortunato, current Portuguese Minister of Science, and Florin Udrea, from the University of Cambridge.
The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC) receives this seal for the processes involved in the design, development and production of microelectronic devices in the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room. This certification puts it on a par with other European laboratories, such as the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal or the Technical University of Denmark.
Launch of the Semiconductor Alliance with the aim of turning Catalonia into a reference pole of the sector in Europe
The Semiconductor Alliance of Catalonia, with the participation of IMB-CNM, celebrates the act of constitution of the initiative, formed by several departments of the Government of Catalonia, companies and research and innovation agents, which will work together with the aim of consolidating Catalonia as one of the reference poles of the semiconductor industry in Europe.
The director of the IMB-CNM, Luis Fonseca, joins the committee of experts of the PERTE Chip created by the Government
Luis Fonseca, director of the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona, joins the "council of wise men" of the PERTE Chip made up of the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, to promote and attract investment to Spain around the chip industry and related technologies.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation reinforces CNM and MICRONANOFABS equipment with the addendum to the Recovery Plan
The Ministry of Science and Innovation will allocate an additional 1,304 million euros from European funds to strengthen R&D&I in strategic sectors such as cutting-edge health, aerospace, microelectronics and semiconductors. 62.5 million are earmarked for the capacities of the National Microelectronics Center and the equipment of the distributed ICTS MICRONANOFABS.
PERTE Chip investments are an exceptional opportunity to strengthen the Spanish ecosystem, where there are no large semiconductor factories and it is interesting to attract high-tech companies and boost scientific, innovative and training capacity.
After four years of interruption, the IMB-CNM rejoins the Iberian Delegation at the Micromachine Summit in Bucharest (Romania) between May 21 and 23 with researchers Luis Fonseca and Carles Cané.
The Government promotes the Semiconductor and Chip Alliance of Catalonia to lead its development in Southern Europe
This public-private initiative will aim to attract projects from leading companies in the sector, train, attract and retain specialized talent, promote research and innovation and connect the local ecosystem to the world. The IMB-CNM is part of the governance body of this initiative, the Semiconductor and Chip Alliance, formed by several departments of the Government of Catalonia, companies and agents of the research system.