News & Press

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

Preview of Research Breakthroughs at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference

Holst Centre and imec announced today that they will present nine papers at the 60th International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), February 20-24, 2013 in San Francisco. ISSCC is the foremost global forum on advancements in solid-state circuits and systems on a chip...

Posted on Nov 22, 2012

State visit by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Slovakian President Ivan Gasparovic

On November 22, from 12-13h15, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Slovakian President Ivan Gasparovic - accompanied by a delegation of

Posted on Nov 1, 2012

Taking laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) to the next level

Researchers from Holst Centre and TNO Eindhoven have taken a new step towards cost-effective high-volume production of flexible electronics. The team used laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) to create well-defined 6

Posted on Oct 4, 2012

Holst Centre, imec and Panasonic Present Wireless Low-power Active-Electrode EEG Headset

Holst Centre, imec and Panasonic have developed a new prototype of a wireless EEG (electroencephalogram) headset. The system combines ease-of-use with ultra-low power electronics. Continuous impedance monitoring and the use of active electrodes increases the quality of EEG signal recordi...

Posted on Sep 24, 2012

ESSCIRC 2012 showcases expertise in ultralow power components and technologies

At the 38th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC, September 17-21, 2012) Holst Centre and imec presented 4 key achievements in ultralow power (ULP) technology: an ULP frequency shift keying (FSK) receiver for body-area network applications, a flexible successive approximatio...

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

Optimized far-field RF energy transport for autonomous charging of wireless sensors

Holst Centre and imec have identified all the subsystems that make up a far-field RF energy transport system.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012

Books on Piezoelectric Materials and Photovoltaics

Holst Centre program manager Pim Groen is co-author of 'An Introduction to Piezoelectric Materials and Components'. This recently published book is an initiative of the companies and universities collaborating in the Applied Piezo Foundation and discusses the theoretical background of ...

Posted on Jun 26, 2012

Inkjet printing high aspect ratio conductive structures

Researchers from Holst Centre have used inkjet printing techniques to create tall, narrow conductive structures on flexible substrates for the first time. The development offers manufacturers greater production flexibility, opening the door to cheaper, higher-resolution flexible applicat...

Posted on Jun 15, 2012

'Monocerus' development platform speeds up the development of new devices

Holst Centre and imec have fabricated a development and evaluation platform, called Monocerus, to speed up and simplify the development of new devices and the evaluation of individual building blocks. The platform allows to develop new components individually and to exchange different ve...

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

MEMSCON delivers building integrity monitoring results

The EU-funded MEMSCON project has delivered its final results on developing a wireless structural integrity monitoring system that can be integrated into the skeleton of a building. The project, which has now officially closed, presented a second-generation system based on MEMS sensors a...

Posted on Jun 5, 2012

IWWETH 2012 marks growth of wireless energy transport and harvesting

The second International Workshop on Wireless Energy Transport and Harvesting (IWWETH 2012), co-organized by Holst Centre, took place on May 31 at imec in Leuven, Belgium. Sponsored by Agilent Technologies, the event attracted speakers and attendees from Europe, the USA and Japan, reflec...

Posted on May 15, 2012

Single-chip ethylene sensor to monitor fruit ripening

Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated a single-chip electrochemical sensor for ethylene monitoring with a detection limit of 200-300ppb (parts per billion). Imec and Holst Centre's solution enables small-size and low-cost ethylene detection systems applicable in the fruit distribu...