MIMOS was established to initiate research and development (R&D) in Microelectronics in 1985 under the Prime Minister’s Department. Throughout its journey, MIMOS has evolved into the national Applied R&D Centre to be a catalyst of growth for the electrical and electronic industry and to realise the Nation’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) vision propelling Malaysia into a high-technology country.
Currently, MIMOS is a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and a premier innovation centre in Semiconductors, Microelectronics, and ICT technologies, contributing to Malaysia’s socio-economic growth through patentable technology platforms, products, and solutions. Since its inception, MIMOS has filed more than 2,000 patents in various technology domains and across key socio-economic areas driving Malaysia’s digital transformation journey into the international arena, rebranding itself as MIMOS Global in 2022.
As a centre of research excellence, MIMOS R&D activities currently focus on Semiconductors for Future Electronics (CSFE), Microelectronics and Power Systems (CMAPS), Advanced Manufacturing for Future Industry (CAMFI), and Smart Nation technologies.
MIMOS continuously enhance its collaborations with existing strategic partners, explore new opportunities with potential partners, and develop new technology companies and business-oriented technology venture organisations. It will also continue to conduct applied research and development of advanced technology, explore the development of global technopreneurship, and cultivate an attitude of trust, innovation and high performance.