Posted on May 22, 2018
Lyteus in-car HUD display shows power of flexible, transparent OLED lighting technology
Revolutionary in-car HUD shows power of flexible, transparent OLED lighting technology. When designing a vehicle, manufacturers need to ensure drivers can receive essential information without unnecessarily distracting them from the road ahead.
Posted on May 16, 2018
Flexible fingerprint sensors promise embedded secure access control
A new class of flexible large-area sensor technology for detecting finger- and palmprints. Visit us at the I-zone SID Display Week (Los Angeles, USA) and ITF (Antwerp).
Posted on Feb 5, 2018
Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration
Henkel and Holst Centre today announced the extension of their fruitful longterm collaboration, which focuses on developments related to health patch technologies and products. Drawing on a wide range of complementary expertise, Henkel and Holst Centre will continue the development of several sol...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Posted on May 16, 2017
Imec and Holst Centre Present Solution for Precise Low-Cost Eye Movement Detection
Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) today announced the development of a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Paving the way for the next generation of eye-tracking technology, imec's solution has promising applications in the fields of virtual and augmented reality. Today's eye movement detection technology makes use of high-resolution cameras embedded in eye-tracking screens or glasses. Such devices are already being commercialized for numerous applications, including healthcare, research and gaming. While camera-based solutions can accurately determine where users are looking, most cameras' frame rates...
Posted on May 10, 2017
Holst Centre wins IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2017 Award for functional car console demonstrator using in-mold electronics technology
At the 13th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition in Berlin, Holst Centre – an innovation initiative by imec and TNO – received the Best Institute/Academic R&D Award for a functional demonstrator using in-mold electronics (IME) technology, which creates a larg...
Posted on Mar 29, 2017
Holst Centre demonstrates a smart shirt monitoring key vital signs for medical and fitness applications
Researchers from Holst Centre – an open innovationinitiative by imec and TNO - have developed a prototype smart shirt that integrates imec's validated medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring with breathing rate and breathing depth. The use of state-of-the-art printed electronics technology offers complete freedom in design and optimization of printed sensors and electronics, being as thin as 60 µm and up to 100% stretchable. The properties of the electronics thereby become similar to those of textile, allowing unobtrusive integration. The design can be adapted for a variety of applications. For example patient monitoring in hospitals, home care, elderly care but also for sports. The new demonstrator is the third generation of vital sign monitoring shirt cr...
Posted on Mar 27, 2017
Holst Centre and partners deliver functional surfaces for intuitive automotive and consumer user experiences
Eindhoven, March 27, 2017 - A functional demonstrator using Holst Centre's in-mold electronics (IME) technology points to a bright future for intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in automotive electronics and consumer appliances. Developed by a group of key industry players led by Hol...