IME provides support to the semiconductor industry via a multi-pronged approach. Different collaboration models are available to meet target needs and R&D objectives. Companies undertaking R&D can explore expanding their scope and reach of projects by collaborating with IME via the best fit approach. The different types of partnerships include 1-on-1 research development to achieve dedicated solution, resource and cost-sharing multi-parties consortium targeting pre-competitive research , as well as strategic joint labs to accelerate innovation in specific research areas that will converge towards a common roadmap. 
 Types of Collaborations

One to One Research Collaboration




Joint Lab

T-UP for SMEs

    Public - Private
Success Stories - One to One Research Collaboration Agreement & Joint Lab
Joint collaboration focusing on the research and development of specific, targeted technologies or products with individual companies. 

A*STAR, arQana Technologies to Jointly Develop mmWave Phased Array System for the 5G Cellular Market

A*STAR and Soitec Launch Joint Program to Develop a New Layer Transfer Process for Advanced Packaging



A*STAR, One Biomed launch S$9M Joint Lab to make diagnostic kit for infectious diseases

Success Stories - Consortia
 Forming collaboration with multiple companies of the supply chain ecosystem, IME's consortium aims to assist members in reaching new heights in microelectronics technology. It is a resource and experience-sharing platform to conduct research and development on focus interest projects.

A*STAR IME’s New Multi-Chip Fan-Out-Wafer-Level Packaging Development Line to drive Innovation and Growth in Semiconductor Industry

A*STAR’s IME Launches Chip-On-Wafer Consortium II and Cost-Effective Interposer Consortium to Advance Chip Packaging Solutions For High-Volume Manufacturing


A*STAR IME’s Consortium to Deepen Capabilities in MEMS Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), Automotive and Indoor Navigation Applications

 Success Stories - Public-Private Partnerships
ME has collaborated with leading industry partners on joint labs and other public-private collaborations to facilitate innovative semiconductor solutions that address global challenges in the semiconductor industry.

Centre of Excellence in Advanced Packaging with Applied Materials

Launch of four semiconductor joint labs with 10 industry partners


MEMS Twin Lab with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore and Masdar Institute
Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading (T-UP) for local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading (T-UP) was launched in August 2002 by five government agencies - A*STAR, EDB, IDA and Enterprise Singapore (formerly IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore), with the aim of helping Singapore enterprises upgrade their R&D capabilities through the secondment of experienced researchers from A*STAR Research Institutes. These researchers, with their expertise and access to state-of-the-art facilities in the A*STAR institutes, can help the Singapore enterprises identify, develop and implement leading-edge technologies that can reap commercial value. At the same time, they help to train and build up the R&D human capital in the industry. 
Technology Licensing
IME licenses its technology or Intellectual Property (IP) to industry collaborators through Accelerate Technologies Pte Ltd (A*ccelerate). A*ccelerate is the commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), supporting it in transforming the economy by driving innovation and commercialising its research outcomes.