News & Press

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...

Imec.xpand en BOM investeren in startup Onera

Imec.xpand en BOM Brabant Ventures investeren in medische apparatuur voor slaapdiagnose van de Eindhovense startup Onera, een spin-off van imec Nederland dat samen met TNO deel is van het Holst Centre.

 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...

Thin-Film Hybrid Oxide-Organic Microprocessor

Thin-Film Hybrid Oxide-Organic Microprocessor

Holst Centre, imec and their partner Evonik have realized a general-purpose 8-bit microprocessor, manufactured using complementary thin-film transistors (TFTs) processed at temperatures compatible with plastic foil substrates (250