5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Detection technologies
» Sensor equipment and technologies
» Electronics, Microelectronics
The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) is the largest public microelectronics
laboratory in Spain. Founded in 1985, its main activity is research and development in silicon-based
micro- and nano- electronics. IMB-CNM staff is around 240 people, about 60 of whom are researchers.
IMB-CNM has a fully equipped semi-industrial Clean Room for silicon microelectronic fabrication and
electronic prototyping facilities. IMB-CNM is a full member of EPoSS, of the ENIAC Public Authorities
Board, and of the Spanish Technological Platform of Nanoelectronics and Smart Systems Integration
(Génesis Redes-eniac-ssi), the National mirror for ENIAC and EPoSS.
IMB-CNM has large experience in the design, simulation, test and fabrication of radiation detectors
on silicon substrates. It is one of the few laboratories in the world with a proven experience in
microstructured 3D silicon sensing devices, and the only one in Europe to have adapted it to neutron
IMB-CNM also has wide experience in the design and development of chemical transducers based on
semiconductor technology as well as new technologies for sensor development (i.e. ISFETs,
Si/SiO2/metal microelectrodes and arrays of monolithic integrated transducers).