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Swave Photonics, a spin-off from imec and VUB, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets holographic chips based on proprietary diffractive photonics technology. Its mission is to bring the metaverse to life and enable display manufacturers and content creators to disrupt the visualization market with immersive, ultra-high-resolution, lifelike, true holographic displays. Swave envisions a world where holographic displays give everyone the power to visualize the impossible, collaborate and accomplish more. S

CEO imec and VUB spin-off Swave Photonics
Mike Noonen


  • 2022: €7 million funding raised
  • Nov 2022: Semiconductor industry veteran Mike Noonen takes the helm as CEO to lead metaverse innovator’s next stage of growth.