Dr. An Steegen joined imec as senior vice president process technology development in December 2010. In this role, she has the responsibility for the technical leadership and execution of imec’s CORE program activities in the areas of devices, process, lithography and design and CMORE activities such as MEMS, Power, Sensors and Photonics. These leadership technologies serve as the foundation of imec’s successful growth and R&D leadership position in a wide variety of market segments. Dr. An Steegen holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, K.U.Leuven, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, imec, in Belgium. Throughout the years, Dr. Steegen has published more than 30 technical papers and she holds many patents in the field of semiconductor development. She joined IBM Semiconductor R&D in Fishkill, NY, in 2001, where she was the director of the bulk CMOS technology development division until 2010. In that position, she served as the host executive in charge of IBM’s logic International Semiconductor Development Alliance and was responsible for establishing strong collaborative partnerships in innovation and manufacturing as measured by power/performance, defect density and cost/complexity.