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 (Not) breaking the barrier to foldable OLED displays

Posted on Nov 15, 2017

(Not) breaking the barrier to foldable OLED displays

Eindhoven, November 15th 2017 - With today's smartphones, tablets and laptops, there always seems to be a compromise: do you choose a bigger display for a better experience or a smaller, more portable device? But what if you could have both? Displays the size of newspapers that fold up to ...

Posted on Nov 14, 2017

Holst Centre and AMSYSTEMS Center showcase latest developments in flexible and printed electronics at IDTechEx show! USA

Eindhoven (NL) / Santa Clara (CA, USA), November 14th, 2017 – On November 15-16, 2017, Holst Centre, an open innovation initiative of imec and TNO, and AMSYSTEMS Center, a joint innovation center of TNO and the High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology, will demonstrate t...

  Holst Centre, imec and Philips demo world's first curved, plastic photodetector

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

 Holst Centre, imec and Philips demo world's first curved, plastic photodetector

Researchers from Holst Centre, imec and Royal Philips have produced the first ever prototype of a curved photodetector on a plastic substrate. The breakthrough paves the way for smaller optical and 3D imaging X-ray systems with better, more uniform image quality. A prototype curved X-ray detector has been integrated into a medical cone-beam CT (CBCT) demonstrator that will be presented at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on October 22.   Curved surfaces are the most natural shape for photodetectors – just think of the human eyeball. Nevertheless, today's photo-imager arrays are flat. Flat optical detectors suffer from a phenomenon called vignetting, where image quality at the edge of the detector is less than at the cen...

 CPT and imec / Holst Centre Demonstrate 1250 ppi, FMM-free Multicolor OLED Displays with Photolithography

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

CPT and imec / Holst Centre Demonstrate 1250 ppi, FMM-free Multicolor OLED Displays with Photolithography

Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT) together with the European research institute imec in the framework of the Holst Centre collaboration, showcase today an ultra-high resolution display realized by photolithography patterning of organic light emitting diode (OLED) arrays. The results pave the wa...

 Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection

Posted on May 16, 2017

Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) today announced the development of a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Paving the way for the next generation of eye-tracking technology, imec's solution has promising applications in the fields of virtual and augmented reality.   Today's eye movement detection technology makes use of high-resolution cameras embedded in eye-tracking screens or glasses. Such devices are already being commercialized for numerous applications, including healthcare, research and gaming.     While camera-based solutions can accurately determine where users are looking, most cameras' frame rates...

 Holst Centre wins IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2017 Award for functional car console demonstrator using in-mold electronics technology

Posted on May 10, 2017

Holst Centre wins IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2017 Award for functional car console demonstrator using in-mold electronics technology

At the 13th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition in Berlin, Holst Centre – an innovation initiative by imec and TNO – received the Best Institute/Academic R&D Award for a functional demonstrator using in-mold electronics (IME) technology, which creates a larg...

 Holst Centre demonstrates a smart shirt monitoring key vital signs for medical and fitness applications

Posted on Mar 29, 2017

Holst Centre demonstrates a smart shirt monitoring key vital signs for medical and fitness applications

Researchers from Holst Centre – an open innovationinitiative by imec and TNO - have developed a prototype smart shirt that integrates imec's validated medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring with breathing rate and breathing depth. The use of state-of-the-art printed electronics technology offers complete freedom in design and optimization of printed sensors and electronics, being as thin as 60 µm and up to 100% stretchable. The properties of the electronics thereby become similar to those of textile, allowing unobtrusive integration. The design can be adapted for a variety of applications. For example patient monitoring in hospitals, home care, elderly care but also for sports.   The new demonstrator is the third generation of vital sign monitoring shirt cr...

 Holst Centre and partners deliver functional surfaces for intuitive automotive and consumer user experiences

Posted on Mar 27, 2017

Holst Centre and partners deliver functional surfaces for intuitive automotive and consumer user experiences

Eindhoven, March 27, 2017 - A functional demonstrator using Holst Centre's in-mold electronics (IME) technology points to a bright future for intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in automotive electronics and consumer appliances. Developed by a group of key industry players led by Hol...

 Holst Centre and partners deliver functional surfaces for intuitive automotive and consumer user experiences

Posted on Mar 27, 2017

Holst Centre and partners deliver functional surfaces for intuitive automotive and consumer user experiences

Eindhoven, March 27, 2017 - A functional demonstrator using Holst Centre's in-mold electronics (IME) technology points to a bright future for intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in automotive electronics and consumer appliances. Developed by a group of key industry players led by Hol...

 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...