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 Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialization

Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialization

Flex-o-Fab, a major collaborative project run by Holst Centre, has successfully completed its goals in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Building on existing technologies and innovating new processes, the project's partners can be congratulated on many achievements – including indium-free electrodes and brighter OLEDs. Overall, the project has strengthened Europe's leading position in the lighting industry by taking flexible OLEDs a giant step closer to commercial reality.   More robust than their rigid, glass-based counterparts, flexible OLEDs open up a whole new field of lighting systems. Thin, lightweight, bendable and transparent, they can be embedded into all kinds of everyday objects – imagination is the only limit to their ...

 Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre win "Best Product" award at Printed Electronics Europe

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre are proud to announce to have  won the "Best Product" - Award at Printed Electronics Europe  2016 for their ultra-thin plastic RFID technology integrated into Cartamundi's playing cards. The jury has hereby recognized the potential of this technology to become a gamechanger for the gaming industry, as well as for many other printed electronics applications in the Internet-of-Things domain.   With economic and form-factor advantages compared to traditional silicon-based technologies, Holst Centre's and imec's ultra-thin plastic RFID solution is essential to improve and broaden the applicability of electronics seamlessly integrated in paper. This enables Cartamundi to develop connected devices with additional value and c...

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

Panasonic joins Solliance as an Industrial Partner

Solliance is pleased to announce that Panasonic Corporation has joined a research program concerning the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells as one of the industrial partners. Research will be carried out at the S...

 Europe's best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Posted on Mar 2, 2016

Europe's best collaborate to create open access pilot line to accelerate the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting

Europe's technology leaders in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology. ...

 Imec and Holst Centre Unveil Time-Based Electrocardiogram (ECG) Readout Chip for Wearable Applications

Posted on Mar 1, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre Unveil Time-Based Electrocardiogram (ECG) Readout Chip for Wearable Applications

Nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative set-up by imec and TNO, present a 0.6V ECG readout chip in 40nm technology based on time-domain circuit techniques. The chip maintains consistent beat detection capabilities, even under movement (~40mVpp), pavin...

 EU industrial leadership gets boost through launch of three advanced pilot lines in photonics

Posted on Feb 18, 2016

EU industrial leadership gets boost through launch of three advanced pilot lines in photonics

Three major Pilot Lines, which help SMEs take photonics technologies from lab into market, have been launched by the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Pilot Lines mean that thousands of high tech SMEs in Europe - who often lack access to advanced, cost-intensive infrastructures and...

 Imec and Holst Centre Present Wi-Fi HaLow Low-Power Fully Digital Polar Transmitter for IoT Applications

Posted on Feb 4, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre Present Wi-Fi HaLow Low-Power Fully Digital Polar Transmitter for IoT Applications

Leuven (Belgium) and Eindhoven (the Netherlands) – Feb. 3, 2016 – At this week's IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO) presented a 1.3nJ/b fully digital polar transmitter optimized for IoT applications and the novel IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi protocol, with a ten-fold power reduction as compared to state-of-the-art OFDM transmitters.   At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) in January 2016, the Wi-Fi Alliance® has introduced the HaLow (TM) designation for the new low power, long range Wi-Fi protocol IEEE802.11ah, developed by the IEEE standardization committee. This new protocol is especially optimized for Internet-of-Things applications. Compared to other IoT sta...

 Holst Centre, imec and Cloudtag Collaborate on High Quality Frictionless Wearables for Lifestyle Coaching

Posted on Jan 6, 2016

Holst Centre, imec and Cloudtag Collaborate on High Quality Frictionless Wearables for Lifestyle Coaching

Cloudtag (CTAG:LN), the company that brings accurate data and personalization to the health, wellbeing and fitness markets, and imec, the world-leading nanoelectronics research center, today presented the first results of their collaboration on accurate frictionless wearable health solutions. Cl...

 Holst Centre, Tyndall National Institute and Fleming Medical develop DermaTrax, smart dressing to transform wound care

Posted on Dec 3, 2015

Holst Centre, Tyndall National Institute and Fleming Medical develop DermaTrax, smart dressing to transform wound care

Manually removing patient dressings to visually inspect chronic wounds could soon become a thing of the past. Holst Centre has teamed up with Ireland's leading ICT research centre, Tyndall National Institute (Cork) and medical equipment provider Fleming Medical (Limerick) to develop the world's first commercially-available "smart dressing" for use in futuristic wound care applications. Chronic wounds are an increasing and costly healthcare issue, particularly in countries with ageing populations. The "smart dressing" will make wound care easier, more comfortable for the patient, and more cost-effective for healthcare providers.   The smart dressing, called 'DermaTrax', contains sensors that monitor conditions in a patient's wound, inc...

 Holst Centre and imec Demonstrate Versatile Single-Chip Sensor for Ion Detection in Fluids

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Holst Centre and imec Demonstrate Versatile Single-Chip Sensor for Ion Detection in Fluids

Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated a prototype of a single-chip electrochemical sensor for simultaneous detection of multiple ions in fluids. The demonstrator paves the way to small-sized and low-cost detection systems for agriculture, healthcare and lifestyle applications, food quality ...

 Internet of Things wireless battery nominated for IET Award

Posted on Nov 16, 2015

Internet of Things wireless battery nominated for IET Award

A record-breaking RF energy harvester designed by researchers from Holst Centre and the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award. The device, which has been nominated in the "Built Envi...

  Holst Centre spin-out LifeSense brings innovative urine loss solution to market

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

 Holst Centre spin-out LifeSense brings innovative urine loss solution to market

Adult incontinence is one the last remaining health taboos in modern society. Yet it is a fact of life for over a third of all women who have recently had a baby. Now Holst Centre spin-off LifeSense plans to help these women live life with confidence. Its innovative Carin system, which starts p...