Posted on Dec 17, 2008

IEDM paper: world's first UHF rectification using organic diodes

Within the Holst Centre program on Organic Circuitry, the world's first plastic diode operating in the Ultra-high frequency (UHF) band has been developed and reported at the IEDM conference in San Francisco. For organic-electronic applications such as RFID-tags, the rectifier is one of t...

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

IMEC deal with Panasonic includes research at Holst Centre

Today, the nanoelectronics research center IMEC and Panasonic Corporation have signed a joint research contract concerning the most advanced technologies in the semiconductor, networks, wireless, and biomedical fields. Research will be carried out at the Leuven (Belgium) facilities and at Holst ...

Posted on Oct 3, 2008

ASML extends participation in Holst Centre

After the recent news about the partnership extentions of Singulus Mastering and Bekaert (July 31), Holst Centre has also prolonged and widened its partnership with ASML. The world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry teamed up with Holst Centre in June 2...

Posted on Oct 3, 2008

Open innovation results in Best Peer-Review Paper award from the Organic Semiconductor Industry Awards 2008

During the Networking Dinner of the Organic Semiconductor Conference (OSC-08), Holst Centre, Philips Research Europe and ASML were given the Best Peer-Review Paper award for the paper "Advances in lithographic patterning of micron-sized features on flexible substrates"* Jaap L...

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

Participation in Futurotextiel08

From October 9 to December 7, 2008 the Belgian city of Courtrai (Kortrijk) hosts Futurotextiel08, an exhibition on how science, technology and art impact the textiles of tomorrow. Holst Centre has a participation in the exhibition by displaying its wireless ECG patch and Smart Bandage as example...

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

Research book on Battery Management Systems

As principal author, Holst Centre researcher Valer Pop presents Volume 9 in the Philips Research Book Series, titled "Battery Management Systems - Accurate State-of-Charge Indication for Battery-Powered Applications". The book is a practical example of 'open-innovation' combi...

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

Singulus Mastering and Bekaert extend and expand participation in Holst Centre

Bekaert, a world leader in advanced metal transformation and advanced materials and coatings, joined the two Holst Centre program lines on wireless autonomous transducer systems and system-in-foil in May 2006. After a successful two-year collaboration, the company decided to extend and considera...

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

Delineator algorithm extends wireless ECG patch

The functionality of the Human++ demonstrator(*) "wireless ECG patch for cardiac monitoring" has been extended with software that delineates the electrocardiography (ECG) signal locally on the patch node before sending the results over the air to the receiver. The algorithm achi...

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

Opening Roll-to-Roll research line for printed electronics

On June 19, Holst Centre officially inaugurated its roll-to-roll line for printed electronics. The current installation is a fully equipped pilot-production line for systems-in-foil printing, coating, drying and lamination. The next stage is the development of a complementary roll-to-roll deposi...

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

Hydrogen sensor with record ultra-low-power consumption

In the framework of Holst Centre, IMEC and Nanosens have developed an ultra-low-power hydrogen sensor based on palladium nanowires. It shows a reproducible response to hydrogen concentrations as low as 2.7ppm, while consuming a mere 1nW power. Sensors such as these can be used, for example, in f...

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