Commenced operations on January 1, 1985 as the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS), a unit under the Prime Minister's Department. In 1990, MIMOS was placed the MOSTE, now known as (MOSTI) Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations. In 1992, MIMOS launched Malaysia's first Internet Service Provider (ISP), JARING. In November 1996, MIMOS was corporatised as a company under the Ministry of Finance. MIMOS is a Research and Development (R&D) organisation specialising in the areas of ICT and microelectronics. It focuses on applied research areas - cyberspace security, encription systems, grid computing, communication technologies, microenergy, microsystems (MEMS/NEMS), advanced informatics & knowledge technology. Projects developed by MIMOS includes iVEST (Virtual Environment for Secure Transactions), MyCfL (Malaysia's first Cryptography protocol), NISER (National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre) and Cikgu.net (Portal for educators).
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