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 Solliance and Holst Centre set world record for roll-to-roll produced perovskite-based solar cells with a stabilized efficiency of 12,6%

Posted on Mar 9, 2017

Solliance and Holst Centre set world record for roll-to-roll produced perovskite-based solar cells with a stabilized efficiency of 12,6%

Solliance and Holst Centre announce the demonstration of an industrially-applicable roll-to-roll process for the production of solar cells, achieving a record 12,6% conversion efficiency on cell level. This breakthrough result paves the way towards an accelerated market introduction of this attractive new source of renewable energy.   Perovskite microcrystals are a promising material to make high-yielding, thin-film solar cells. They can be processed into thin, light-weight and potentially semitransparent modules that could eventually be integrated in building materials such as windows or curved construction elements. Solliance and its research partners focus on using scalable, industrial processes towards the fabrication of large-area modules, eventually suitable for seam...

 Imec and Holst Centre Present a Digital Receiver Excelling in Energy Efficiency and Small Size for Bluetooth 5 and Beyond

Posted on Mar 8, 2017

Imec and Holst Centre Present a Digital Receiver Excelling in Energy Efficiency and Small Size for Bluetooth 5 and Beyond

 Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO) have developed a novel phase-tracking receiver bringing further power and cost reduction for the next generations of Bluetooth and IEEE802.15.4 radio chips. The ultra-low power digital-style receiver is 3x smaller than the current state-of-the-art. It supports supply voltages as low as 0.85V and consumes less than 1.6mW peak. An innovative low power antenna impedance detection technique enhances radio performance, especially for wearables or implantable applications.   The ongoing evolution towards an intuitive IoT has created unprecedented opportunities in various application domains. However, the deployment of massive numbers of inter...

Posted on Feb 23, 2017

DuPont Electronics and Communications and Holst Centre Extend Collaboration On Printed Electronics Research and Application Development

DuPont Electronics and Communications (DuPont) and Holst Centre today announced the third extension of their successful long-term collaboration, which is focused on advanced materials for the printed electronics  industry. As a full partner in the Printed Electronics program, DuPont will...

 Holst Centre, imec and Cartamundi Introduce Plastic Near Field Communication Tag Communicating with Smartphones

Posted on Feb 7, 2017

Holst Centre, imec and Cartamundi Introduce Plastic Near Field Communication Tag Communicating with Smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 7, 2017— Today, at the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, Holst Centre, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologiesand Cartamundi demonstrate a world first thin-film tag on plastic, co...

 Holst Centre and imec Introduce World\'s First Solid-State Multi-Ion Sensor for Internet-of-Things Applications

Posted on Dec 13, 2016

Holst Centre and imec Introduce World\'s First Solid-State Multi-Ion Sensor for Internet-of-Things Applications

At last week's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco (USA), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology and Holst Centre debuted a miniaturized sensor that simultaneously determines pH and chloride (Cl-)levels...

 Belgian Royal Couple visits Holst Centre

Posted on Nov 30, 2016

Belgian Royal Couple visits Holst Centre

Today, Holst Centre – an open innovation initiative by the Flanders-based world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies imec and independent Dutch R&D organization TNO – had the honor to welcome Their Royal Highnesses Philippe and Mathilde, Ki...

 Novel high-speed deposition process outperforms current techniques for making displays

Posted on Nov 24, 2016

Novel high-speed deposition process outperforms current techniques for making displays

Fast and industry-compatible, spatial atomic layer deposition (sALD) promises to revolutionize production of thin-film displays. Now researchers at Holst Centre have shown that sALD can deliver semiconductor layers with better performance than physical vapor deposition (PVD) at the same – and potentially even higher – throughputs. An easily scalable, atmospheric-pressure process, sALD could soon become the preferred method for creating large-area thin-film and flexible devices.   A key step in producing next-generation ultra-high definition) displays is the creation of a highly uniform layer of an amorphous oxide semiconductor such as indium-gallium zinc oxide (IGZO). Today, this is typically done using a PVD technique known as sputter deposition. Sputtering requires expen...

Posted on Nov 14, 2016

John Baekelmans new Managing Director imec the Netherlands / Holst Centre

As of November 14th, John Baekelmans will take up the position of Managing Director of imec the Netherlands / Holst Centre. He will take over the role and responsibilities of Bert Gyselinckx.   For the last 21 years, John Baekelmans held various global leadership positions at C...

 The first wearable daylight, sunlight and vitamin D coach in the world

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

The first wearable daylight, sunlight and vitamin D coach in the world

Dutch start-up e-Senses , in collaboration with Holst Centre, has developed the world's first personal sunlight, daylight and vitamin D coach. The Helios smart ring gives wearers feedback on the amount of sunlight they receive and how much vitamin D they create, personalized to their skin...

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

De eerste draagbare daglicht, zonlicht en vitamine D coach!

De Nederlandse start-up e-Senses heeft in samenwerking met Holst Centre de eerste persoonlijke zonlicht, daglicht en vitamine D coach ontwikkeld. De Helios smart ring geeft de gebruikers persoonlijke feedback op de hoeveelheid zonlicht waaraan ze zijn blootgesteld en hoeveel vitamine D ze aan...

 Small, Energy-Efficient Health Patch from imec and Holst Centre Lays the Foundation for Better Mobile Health Solutions

Posted on Nov 8, 2016

Small, Energy-Efficient Health Patch from imec and Holst Centre Lays the Foundation for Better Mobile Health Solutions

First Health Patch to Accurately Measure Cardiac Activity, Bioimpedance and Physical Activity Can Now Be Licensed by Partner Companies to Build New Medical Applications

  Imec and Holst Centre Present the World\'s Most Energy-Efficient Biomedical Sensor Hub for Wearable Health Applications

Posted on Oct 4, 2016

 Imec and Holst Centre Present the World\'s Most Energy-Efficient Biomedical Sensor Hub for Wearable Health Applications

World-leading research and development center for nano-electronics and digital technology, imec, and Holst Centre (established by imec and TNO), today announced a new sensor hub integrated as a system-on-chip (SoC) intended for a broad range of wearable health devices and applications. The SoC c...