Nadine Collaert is program director at imec and responsible for the High-speed analog/RF program. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the ESAT Department, KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since then, she has been involved in the theory, design and technology of FinFET devices, emerging memory devices, transducers for biomedical applications and the heterogeneous integration of new materials with Si.
While first commercial 5G wireless networks are going live, imec prepares the next generation mobile handsets – for beyond-5G applications. The team is looking into improving front-end modules by using CMOS-compatible III-V technologies. These front ends will operate at mm-wave frequencies, and will be compact, powerful, cost and energy efficient.