News & Press

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

Holst Centre and imec welcome partners to new Intuitive Internet of Things research program 

At the Imec Technology Forum 2015 taking place June 23-24, imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) launch a new industrial affiliation program on Intuitive Internet of Things (I2oT). The program aims at leveraging imec and Holst Centre's expertise to develop, together with industry ...

  Dyesol  becomes industrial partner of Solliance

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

Dyesol becomes industrial partner of Solliance

Solliance - the solar energy R&D consortium of Holst Centre, ECN, imec, TNO, TU/e, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University Hasselt and Delft University of Technology - and Dyesol Limited, world leader in the industrialisation of Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology, are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement formalising Dyesol's entry as an Industrial Partner to Solliance .   Solliance is active in the field of thin film photovoltaic solar energy and provides state of the art laboratories and pilot production lines which are jointly used for dedicated research programmes. The three year agreement gives Dyesol access to the world's best processing equipment and expertise suited to the commercialisation of its revolutionary Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC...

  Solar Shirt:  the phone charger you wear

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

Solar Shirt: the phone charger you wear

Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and Austin (Texas, USA), March 15, 2015 - Ever had the frustration of your phone, camera or GPS battery going flat when you're out and about? That could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the Solar Shirt – the follow-up project after Wearable Solar. Created in collaboration by Holst Centre, TNO and renowned fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, the shirt brings the worlds of high tech and high-street fashion together. It combines solar panels and flexible electronics into an attractive, off-the-peg T-shirt for everyday wear that can charge your smartphone or other portable devices .   The Solar Shirt generates power from 120 thin-film solar cells integrated into the fabric itself. In bright sunlight, it produces around 1 W of electricity ...

PING consortium aims to realize the creation of smart and interactive printed objects.

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

PING consortium aims to realize the creation of smart and interactive printed objects.

Inspired and supported by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission, 6 world leading companies from 4 different EU countries, Cartamundi, Van Genechten Packaging, PragmatIC, SMARTRAC, Holst Centre/TNO and imec, have launched PING (Printed Intelligent NFC Game cards and packaging), a...

Imec and Holst Centre to Present Key Achievements at ISSCC 2015

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Imec and Holst Centre to Present Key Achievements at ISSCC 2015

LEUVEN (Belgium) and EINDHOVEN (The Netherlands) - Feb. 11, 2015 - At this year's International Solid State Circuits Conference to be held in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 22-26, imec and Holst Centre will present eight scientific papers covering ground breaking results on ultra-low power de...

Holst Centre and Flex-o-Fab take the first step towards "lighting by the mile"

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

Holst Centre and Flex-o-Fab take the first step towards "lighting by the mile"

Researchers from the EU-funded Flex-o-Fab project have successfully fabricated working OLED devices on a flexible barrier layer produced in a roll-to-roll (R2R) process. Produced on a PET plastic film, this breakthrough is a significant first step towards taking flexible OLEDs 'from lab to fab' and hence to commercial production. It draws on technical developments achieved within both Flex-o-Fab and Holst Centre's joint research program into high-performance flexible barriers for organic electronics . OLEDs - or organic light-emitting diodes - hold the promise of flexible, thin, lightweight and power-efficient lighting applications including wearables. They also have the potential to be manufactured in high-volume R2R processes, allowing "lighting by the mile&quo...

Holst Centre and imec Introduce Polymer Dry Electrodes for biopotential measurements such as EEG and ECG

Posted on Dec 5, 2014

Holst Centre and imec Introduce Polymer Dry Electrodes for biopotential measurements such as EEG and ECG

Holst Centre, imec and Datwyler Sealing Solutions, a leading supplier of customer specific sealing, closure and packaging solutions to global market segments, such as the Automotive, Health Care, Civil Engineering and Consumer Goods Industries, will present a novel polymer dry electrode. So...

Multi-sensor Data Acquisition IC and Open Hardware Development Kit for Personal Health Monitoring

Posted on Dec 4, 2014

Multi-sensor Data Acquisition IC and Open Hardware Development Kit for Personal Health Monitoring

At next week's mHealth Summit 2014, held Dec. 7-11 in Washington, D.C., nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre will showcase at their booth (#610) a development kit based on an open hardware platform using a highly integrated multi-sensor data acquisition chip. The chip...

MegaChips Joins Imec and Holst Centre's R&D program on Ultra-low Power Radio

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

MegaChips Joins Imec and Holst Centre's R&D program on Ultra-low Power Radio

Nanoelectronics research center imec/Holst Centre and MegaChips, a fabless company focusing on the development of system LSIs and products that incorporate original algorithms and architecture, announced today that they have signed a strategic partnership for joint R&D on ultra-low powe...

Holst Centre, imec and CARTAMUNDI Join forces to Create the Near Field Communication Chip of the Future

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

Holst Centre, imec and CARTAMUNDI Join forces to Create the Near Field Communication Chip of the Future

Holst Centre, set up by the Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec and the Dutch research institute TNO, and Cartamundi NV, worldwide leader in production and sales of playing cards, promotional cards, casino cards, collector card games, and board games, have announced a collaboration to ...

Imec and Holst Centre Report Breakthrough in Qualitative and Reliable EEG Monitoring Systems for Home Monitoring

Posted on Nov 13, 2014

Imec and Holst Centre Report Breakthrough in Qualitative and Reliable EEG Monitoring Systems for Home Monitoring

At next week's Neuroscience 2014, held Nov. 15-19 in Washington, D.C., nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre will present their next-generation wireless electroencephalography (EEG) headset achieving increased EEG data quality. The headset combines dry electrodes with integ...

Posted on Nov 5, 2014

New Director of Solliance: Huib van den Heuvel

Solliance, the alliance of TNO, TU/e, imec, ECN and Holst Centre for research and development in the field of thin film photovoltaic solar energy (PV),