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 OLED on ceramic heralds new possibilities for durable, flexible lighting and displays

Posted on Sep 22, 2016

OLED on ceramic heralds new possibilities for durable, flexible lighting and displays

Dutch R&D institute Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and American ultra-thin ceramics supplier ENrG Inc. have created the first ever ceramic-based, large-area flexible OLED. The device, manufactured on the 20-40 µm thick Thin E-Strate ® ceramic substrate, promises a lifetime in ...

Posted on Sep 5, 2016

Toekomst Holst Centre komende jaren verzekerd door brede financiering

De onafhankelijke R&D organisatie Holst Centre is voor de komende jaren verzekerd van voldoende publieke financiering. Het ministerie van Economische Zaken, topsector High Tech Systemen & Materialen, de provincie Noord Brabant en TNO hebben daarbij de handen ineen geslagen. Hier...

 Imec and Holst Centre developed Wireless EEG Headset for Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Patients with Nihon Kohden

Posted on Jul 19, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre developed Wireless EEG Headset for Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Patients with Nihon Kohden

Leuven, Belgium—July 19, 2016—The world-leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) announced that they have collaborated with Nihon Kohden, a Japanese manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, on the development of a wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring device for clinical applications.   Imec partnered with Holst Centre and Nihon Kohden to design and develop a customized wireless EEG headset to monitor Emergency Room (ER) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. A systematic approach was used to tailor electronics design, circuit design and mechanical design to the needs of the ER and ICU environment. The resulting prototype was then used by Nihon Kohden to further develop a wireless EEG mon...

 Imec, Holst Centre and Methods2Business Develop Complete Low-Power Wi-Fi HaLow Radio Solution for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

Posted on Jun 6, 2016

Imec, Holst Centre and Methods2Business Develop Complete Low-Power Wi-Fi HaLow Radio Solution for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

Leuven (Belgium) and Eindhoven (the Netherlands) – June 6, 2016 – At this week's Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO), and Wi-Fi IP provider Methods2Bussiness will present a complete Wi-Fi ® HaLowTM rad...

 Imec, Holst Centre and Barco Silex Collaborate on Data Security for Wearables and Internet of Things Networks

Posted on May 25, 2016

Imec, Holst Centre and Barco Silex Collaborate on Data Security for Wearables and Internet of Things Networks

The world-leading nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and micro-electronic design house Barco Silex, belonging to the Barco group, today announced that they will collaborate to implement data security into sensors for wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks. The organizations are coming together to bring data security for the IoT to the next level.   Smart wearables for lifestyle and health monitoring as well as many other personal IoT applications are evolving with a plethora of capabilities at a rapid pace. However, trust is key for a broad adoption and the implementation of a true intuitive IoT society -with sensors invisibly embedded everywhere in the environment, measuring all kind of parameters and making smar...

Posted on May 24, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre Present Multi-Standard Low-Power Wide-Area Radio Chip

The world-leading nanoelectronics research centers imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO), presented a low-power wide-area (LPWA) multi-standard radio chip today at imec's annual technology forum in Brussels (ITF Brussels 2016). The new radio chip is a best-in-class product, which c...

Posted on May 9, 2016

Solliance realizes first up-scaled Perovskite based PV modules with 10% efficiency.

Solliance demonstrates a record 10% aperture area power conversion efficiency for its up-scaled thin-film perovskite photovoltaic modules. The efficiency was measured on an aperture area of 168 cm2. Twenty-five cells were serial connected through an optimized P1, P2, P3 interconnection technolo...

 Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialization

Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialization

Flex-o-Fab, a major collaborative project run by Holst Centre, has successfully completed its goals in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Building on existing technologies and innovating new processes, the project's partners can be congratulated on many achievements – including indium-free electrodes and brighter OLEDs. Overall, the project has strengthened Europe's leading position in the lighting industry by taking flexible OLEDs a giant step closer to commercial reality.   More robust than their rigid, glass-based counterparts, flexible OLEDs open up a whole new field of lighting systems. Thin, lightweight, bendable and transparent, they can be embedded into all kinds of everyday objects – imagination is the only limit to their ...

 Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre are proud to announce to have  won the "Best Product" - Award at Printed Electronics Europe  2016 for their ultra-thin plastic RFID technology integrated into Cartamundi's playing cards. The jury has hereby recognized the potential of this technology to become a gamechanger for the gaming industry, as well as for many other printed electronics applications in the Internet-of-Things domain.   With economic and form-factor advantages compared to traditional silicon-based technologies, Holst Centre's and imec's ultra-thin plastic RFID solution is essential to improve and broaden the applicability of electronics seamlessly integrated in paper. This enables Cartamundi to develop connected devices with additional value and c...

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

Panasonic joins Solliance as an Industrial Partner

Solliance is pleased to announce that Panasonic Corporation has joined a research program concerning the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells as one of the industrial partners. Research will be carried out at the S...

 Europe's best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Posted on Mar 2, 2016

Europe's best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Europe's technology leaders in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology. ...

 Imec and Holst Centre Unveil Time-Based Electrocardiogram (ECG) Readout Chip for Wearable Applications

Posted on Mar 1, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre Unveil Time-Based Electrocardiogram (ECG) Readout Chip for Wearable Applications

Nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative set-up by imec and TNO, present a 0.6V ECG readout chip in 40nm technology based on time-domain circuit techniques. The chip maintains consistent beat detection capabilities, even under movement (~40mVpp), pavin...