Mr. Luc Van den hove is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of imec since July 1, 2009. He spent his entire career in the domain of chip technology and digital technologies as enabled by semiconductors. He joined imec, at the moment when imec was founded in 1984, as part of the starting team.

Under his guidance imec has become the world-leading R&D center on nanoelectronics, an organization with a staff of more than 5,000 people, operating with an annual budget of around € 800M (2022) and with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, US, Japan and India. Imec is the world’s leading research center in the field of chip technology and digital applications such as healthcare, automotive, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and 5G/6G connectivity.

Currently, Mr. Van den hove is also professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Leuven. He is a member of the board of Proximus and a member of the Technology Board Committee of ASML. He is a member of the US Academy of Engineering.

He has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and conference contributions. He is a frequently solicited speaker on technology trends and applications for nano-electronics at major top conferences. He has presented more than 50 keynote presentations.

Mr. Van den hove received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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