IMETU, the Institute of Microelectronics of Tsinghua University, was founded in September 1980 with the approval of the Ministry of Education of China. IMETU is located on the beautiful campus of Tsinghua University. The total property size of IMETU is about 10,000 square meters. IMETU has played an important role at Northern China Base of Microelectronics Research and Development which is greatly supported by the government. The researches at IMETU are mainly focused on micro-nano electronics, IC design and development, processing techniques. IMETU owns most advanced IC design environments and semiconductor processing laboratory. It is a part of China National Information Science Laboratory.
IMETU has faculty of strength including 13 advisors of Ph.D. candidates. Since 1988, the first year evaluated by Chinese State Council, IMETU has been recognized as national major research and education academic institution of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics in China. During 26 years, IMETU has over 1300 bachelor graduates as well as more than 300 Master and Ph.D. graduates. In recent years, a system of comprehensive IC design technology education and training has been established. Various educational program and practical training courses are provided and achieve great success. According to the need of microelectronics development, Micro-and Nano-Electronics Department was established in 2004 further increasing the level of education and research abilities.