Supporting the development of microelectronics and the connection between centers to make the most of their synergies

Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (Micronanofabs), R&D facilities, pilots and clean rooms to support SME innovation.

With a prominent role of the National Microelectronics Center of CSIC as a support agent for basic and applied R&D, education and training in micro and nanotechnologies, components and systems.

Overall, more than 50 R&D centers, technology centers, universities and regional clusters dedicated to microelectronics shape the domestic ecosystem.

Research centers


Research group at the Bilbao School of Engineering focused on digital systems such as System-on-a-Chip (RISC-V, critical systems, etc.) and power electronics systems.


Leading center in research, development, and innovation in areas such as connectivity, digitalization, and cybersecurity. Our goal is to generate the knowledge and technology necessary to address the challenges of the society of the future.

BSC-CNS (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre)

Barcelona Supercomputing Center – National Supercomputing Center is the pioneer of supercomputing in Spain. It acts as a research center and as a supercomputing service center.


Ceit is a non-profit technological center established by the University of Navarra in 1982. Its main task is to carry out industrial R&D projects in close collaboration with companies.


It carries out R&D in microelectronic solutions based on platforms aimed at increasing productivity in the design and verification of custom electronic systems within the ICT field. The UAB integrates R&D groups specialized in technology, devices, sensors, SoC/IP design, verification, and RF.

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

The research conducted at CTTC (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya) focuses on data processing devices for communications, specifically in the areas of edge acceleration, digital baseband, mixed-signal processing, radio frequency, and antennas.


A Public Research Organization focused on energy, environment, and related technologies. Its mission is to contribute to sustainable development and the quality of life by generating and applying scientific and technological knowledge.


Private technological center, incorporates the vision and knowledge of telecommunication technologies to the processes and products of companies, working hand in hand with the Galician industry.

Fundación IMDEA

An interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the exploration of Nanoscience and the development of Nanotechnology applications in collaboration with other research institutions and innovative industries.

Fundación Tecnalia

Center for applied research and technological development in Spain. A reference point in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. It collaborates with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness and the quality of life of people, achieving sustainable growth. Its key areas include smart manufacturing, digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, health, food, urban ecosystem, and circular economy.

Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias

The IAC is a Spanish research center located in the Canary Islands, taking advantage of the quality of its skies. Its observatories make up the European Northern Observatory.

Instituto de Física Corpuscular

Research center in particle physics, astroparticles, nuclear physics, and applications.

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

ICN2 is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to the generation of knowledge, materials and devices in ICT, health, energy and the environment.

Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla, IMSE-CNM

The Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE-CNM) is a mixed R+D+i center of the CSIC and the University of Seville that is part of the National Center for Microelectronics.


CERCA research center that conducts research in fields including medicine, biology, information technologies, sensors, quantum technologies, nano materials, and photonic chips.

IC Malaga

It has been designing chips for industrial sensors in Spain since 2002. These chips are produced and distributed in series by the German parent company, iC-Haus GmbH, in collaboration with various types of companies and sectors.


Cleanroom facility equipped with a full line for processing up to 200mm silicon wafers and other substrates. It offers photonic chip manufacturing services and provide back-end services, including packaging and characterization/testing of photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

IMN-CNM Madrid

The Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (CNM-IMDE) is a CSIC center that is part of the National Center for Microelectronics.

Instituto de Microelectrónica Aplicada

A center for research, development and innovation in the field of ICTs, covering disciplines such as electronics, information technology, mathematics and computing.

Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona

Reference in applied research in scalable micro-nanotechnologies focused on semiconductor components and micro-nanosystems, leveraging the largest cleanroom facility in the country (considered an ICTS, Large Scientific and Technological Infrastructure).

Instituto de Investigación de Ingeniería
de Aragón

The current lines of research and transfer at the Center are the design of integrated circuits for different scenarios: quantum computing interfaces, hardware security, 5G/6G and SATCOM front-ends, and fiber-wireless communications.

Instituto Ricardo Valle de Innovación

Center for technological innovation applied to the industry that promotes, develops, and encourages knowledge transfer activities to generate value in the market.

Instituto Tecnológico de Castilla y León

Private non-profit technological center that provides technological solutions for various industrial challenges. Within ITCL, the Electronics and Artificial Intelligence research group offers high-level hardware and software design and prototyping services.


Institute devoted to research and innovation, as well as to technology transfer to the industry. Our goal is to deliver world-leading scientific and technological contributions in different novel enabling technologies, including advanced materials, micro and nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and photonics, quantum technologies and magnetism, devoted to energy and environment, ICT, quantum technologies, nanomedicine, and other emerging applications.


The LSI (Integrated Systems Laboratory) carries out R&D, innovation, and teaching activities in integrated electronic systems, covering ASIC design, implementation of IPs for ASIC and FPGA, digital architectures, instrumentation, and CAD tools.


The laboratory focuses on the design and characterization of passive and active photonic components and integrated circuits applied to optical communications and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), both in optical fiber and free-space applications.


We provide a comprehensive service for the design and development of innovative hardware electronic products. We optimize all phases of the product lifecycle, with a strong focus on sustainability.


The COMMIC group at TECNUN (Universidad de Navarra) specializes in the design of mmW, RF, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits using CMOS and SiGe technologies for 6G communications, space, health, Quantum, etc

WavesLab (UAB)

WavesLab is a research group dedicated to fabLess development of solutions, methodologies, and automated device design tools for the international microelectronics industry, specializing in wireless technologies.

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