News & Press

Posted on May 14, 2012

Clean4Yield project targets contamination and defect control in roll-to-roll organic electronics production

The EU-funded Clean4Yield project will be officially launched on May 1. Coordinated by Holst Centre/TNO, the three-year project brings together commercial and research partners from Europe and Israel to tackle one of the most pressing issues in organic electronics - ensuring high enough ...

Posted on May 11, 2012

First Dutch Technology Week

Following the success and international reputation of the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven and the Brainport region will - from June 1-8 - be the scene for the first edition of the Dutch Technology Week. Throughout the week, there will be numerous events an various location in and around Eindhoven. ...

Posted on Apr 20, 2012

Holst Centre successful in EU FP7 research funding

Holst Centre has been extremely successful in the 2011 rounds of funding applications under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Five of eight proposed collaborative projects won funding, following eleven out of sixteen in previous rounds . "Having so many ...

Posted on Apr 5, 2012

Public and industrial agreements enable further growth of Holst Centre

Holst Centre expresses its gratitude for the renewed public funding and a number of new industrial partnerships, which enable its growth plans for the coming years. The open-innovation initiative by imec (B) and TNO (NL) will use the renewed trust to remain on the forefront of technology...

Posted on Mar 13, 2012

Holst Centre unveils roll-to-roll imprint tool for process development

Holst Centre has commissioned a tailor-made and highly flexible roll-to-roll ultraviolet imprint tool. The new machine allows the open innovation center to develop and optimize self-aligned roll-to-roll manufacturing processes for a wide range of flexible electronic applications. Researc...

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Bidirectional communication for thin-film RFIDs

European project reaches milestone enabling item-level RFID tags Holst Centre, imec

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Record low-power multi-standard transceiver for sensor networks

Holst Centre and imec announce a 2.3/2.4GHz transmitter for wireless sensor applications compliant with 4 wireless standards (IEEE802.15.6/4/4g and Bluetooth Low Energy). The transmitter has been fabricated in a 90nm CMOS process, and consumes only 5.4mW from a 1.2V supply (2.7nJ/bit) at...

Posted on Feb 20, 2012

14 key achievements at International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)

At this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference (February 19-23, 2012, San Francisco, USA), imec and Holst Centre present 14 papers on low power design for wireless communication and wireless sensor networks, and organic electronics. Over the week, imec and Holst Centre will is...

Posted on Feb 9, 2012

IM3OLED project to develop multiscale OLED modeling tool

The EU-funded IM 3 OLED (Integrated Multidisciplinary & Multiscale Modeling for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) project - coordinated by Holst Centre and the Russian National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

Unique roll-to-toll laminator enables unrivalled alignment

Researchers at Holst Centre have used a unique laminator and a novel control strategy to achieve alignment of 70 microns between two foils in a roll-to-roll process. Through "sheet-by-sheet" adjustments, Holst Centre's approach delivers faster, more accurate alignment, cut...

Posted on Dec 16, 2011

MEMS energy harvester suitable for shock-induced energy harvesting in car tires

Holst Centre and imec announce that they have made a micromachined harvester for vibration energy with a record output power of 489

Posted on Dec 16, 2011

Demonstrating the versatility of electrochemical sensors

Holst Centre has demonstrated two new electrochemical sensors that enable considerable miniaturization in monitoring equipment, opening the door to novel smart packaging and body area network (BAN) applications. A miniature ethylene sensor could help monitor and control fruit ripening, p...