Samsung Secures the First Strategic Research Partnership with IMEC on Future Mobile Terminals
IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research institute, has announced that Samsung Electronics Co. LTD. has become the first long-term strategic partner within IMEC’s M4 (Multi-Mode Multi-Media) research program, which focuses on the mobile terminal for the future ubiquitous network era.
Under this agreement, Samsung and IMEC intend to develop key technologies for its future portable communication products. Future generation mobile terminals will start to incorporate ubiquitous network functionality, by efficiently dealing with a multitude of communication modes and various multimedia applications. Further down the road, these terminals will also need adaptive behavior to intelligently manage the computational resources that will be distributed and shared across the environing systems. IMEC’s M4 integrated research platform aims to resolve the fundamental technological issues for future mobile terminals, allowing the true ubiquitous network environment to become a reality.
“We are very pleased that our successful relationship with Samsung, which started in 2003 with Samsung joining our core sub-45nm CMOS research platform, has now resulted in this M4 strategic partnership,” said Prof. Gilbert Declerck, President and CEO of IMEC. “Such long-term collaborations with industry leaders prove the industrial relevance of our research programs.”
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