News & Press

Posted on Jan 4, 2010

Holst Centre appoints Director SME Partnerships

On 1 January 2010, Margot Nijkamp stepped into her new role as Director SME Partnerships. In her new role, Margot will build partnerships with small and medium enterprises to help bring Holst Centre's maturing technologies closer to product introduction. By expanding its partnerships ...

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Human++ technology helps prevent falls

As part of the EU's SMILING project to help elderly people recover a stable walking gait, Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative by IMEC (B) and TNO (NL), will create a body sensor solution that can measure and assess an individual's gait parameters. SMILING (Self Mobility I...

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

BAN MAC proposal selected as best paper at ICWMC

The white paper "A new priority-guaranteed MAC protocol for emerging body area networks", written by Yan Zhang and Guido Dolmans has been selected as one of the best papers at the International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC) 2009. Just getting a paper accept...

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

Unique lamination unit added to roll-to-roll R&D line

The recent installation of a lamination tool brings Holst Centre one step closer to demonstrating a complete systems-in-foil manufacturing process on its roll-to-roll R&D line. This unique piece of equipment will allow Holst Centre to test and develop innovative methods for accura...

Posted on Jul 6, 2009

Jaap Lombaers joins Organic Electronics Association board

Jaap Lombaers, Managing Director of Holst Centre, has been appointed to the board of the Organic Electronics Association (OEA). Jaap took up his seat on June 22, and will initially serve for two years. The OEA is a working group of the VDMA (the German Engineering Federation). It brings togeth...

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

Body Area Networking standard attracts major industry attention

The recent IEEE 802.15.6 Working Group (WG) meeting in Montreal, Canada drew significant interest from major industry players including Philips, General Electric (GE), Texas Instruments, Toumaz and Samsung. Over five days (May 11-15th), more than 40 proposals were presented, including fo...

Posted on May 15, 2009

Solvay extends its Holst Centre collaboration on OLEDs

International chemical and pharmaceutical group Solvay has signed an agreement to join Holst Centre's technology integration program on Printed Organic Lighting and Signage. Together, Solvay and Holst Centre will investigate the use of solution processes to cut costs and increase throughput...

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

Best Paper Award for Micropower team during SSI2009

During the Smart Systems Integration Conference (March 10-11, Brussels), the Micropower team, consisting of IMEC employees working in Leuven and at Holst Centre, won the Best Paper Award for a presentation "Wireless body-powered electrocardiography shirt". The paper featured an auton...

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

Novel gas sensor characterization facility supports sensor development

Holst Centre has installed an experimental set-up that provides a flexible platform for gas sensor testing. This gas sensor characterization facility will support the ongoing developments of (bio)chemical sensors. The gas sensor characterization facility consists of...

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...