Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of close to 2,000 people includes more than 600 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2011, imec's revenue was about 300 million euro. Imec has many industrial collaborations locally (in Flanders, Belgium), European-wide and globally. The project will be executed by two research groups in imec: imec-CMST (Centre for MicroSystems Technology) and imec-PRG (Photonics Research Group), both associated laboratories of imec at Ghent University.