Gilbert J. Declerck

Biography

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Gilbert J. Declerck, co-founder, president and CEO of the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium, is credited with developing IMEC into one of the world’s most advanced semiconductor research centers. Under his guidance, IMEC has created a unique alliance with the top integrated device manufacturers, foundries, system houses, fables and fab-lite companies and researchers in academia and industry. Dr. Declerck’s leadership has continued the expansion of IMEC’s R&D capabilities into cutting edge transistor scaling beyond the 32nm node. Today IMEC is recognized worldwide and runs several industrial affiliation programs with global participation in the fields of semiconductor technology, system-on-chip design, heterogeneous integration and advanced packaging technologies. Dr. Declerck’s success in bringing together preeminent researchers in semiconductors and other fields, including nanotechnology, has earned him numerous appointments to several advisory boards of scientific organizations and companies. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Declerck has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers.