(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...

 Holst Centre showcases flexible electronics demonstrators at Automotive Interior Expo in Stuttgart

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Holst Centre showcases flexible electronics demonstrators at Automotive Interior Expo in Stuttgart

On June 20-22, 2017, Holst Centre – an open innovation initiative of imec and TNO -  will demonstrate the latest developments in flexible electronics at the Automotive Interior Expo 2017 at Messe Stuttgart. Holst Centre is at the forefront of the development of flexible electronics, that can be embedded directly into fabrics, plastics and construction materials to create systems that conform to our bodies, the surroundings of our daily life including consumer products, interiors and transport vehicles.   In Holst Centre's hybrid printed electronics program, the best of both worlds of printed materials and silicon based electronics are combined to obtain maximum form freedom. We are able to design fully stretchable systems that can be applied in fabric integration....

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

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, compatible with the near field communication (NFC) Barcode protocol, a subset of ISO14443-A, which is available as standard in many commercial smartphones. The innovative NFC tag is manufactured in a thin-film transistor technology using indium gallium zinc oxide thin-film transistors (IGZO TFT) on a plastic substrate.   Plastic electronics offers an appealing vision of low-cost smart electronic devices in applications where silicon chips were never imagined before. Item-level identificati...

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