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Link2Innovate stimuleert innovatie bij kmo’s in grensregio Vlaanderen en Nederland.

Link2Innovate wil grensoverschrijdende samenwerking realiseren tussen jonge innovatieve technologiebedrijven en gevestigde bedrijven om tot concrete nieuwe toepassingen te komen.
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Flemish Government increases financial support of imec

LEUVEN (BELGIUM), Feb. 21, 2017 – Today, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology imec, and the Flemish Government announced a new, 5-year strategic commitment that aims at strengthening the pioneering role of Flanders’ renowned research hub. Imec’s annual grant has been raised to 108 million euro with extra money being invested in imec’s longer-term strategic research to consolidate its global position in advanced semiconductor R&D and digital technology and their application domains in smart health, smart cities, smart mobility, sustainable energy and Industry 4.0.
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Mega Mindy computerspel helpt kinderen met verlamming

Unieke combinatie van Virtual Reality en spiegeltherapie kan worden ingezet bij de revalidatie van kinderen met eenzijdige verlamming

Schelle (België) — 10 februari 2017— Vandaag stellen de partners van het imec.icon project wE-MOVE bij Studio 100 in Schelle een prototype voor van een Mega Mindy computerspel dat kinderen met eenzijdige verlamming helpt revalideren. Met een Virtual Reality bril zien de kinderen tijdens het spel hun verlamde arm perfect bewegen, wat hun hersenen traint om dat op termijn ook ‘in het echt’ te doen. Het idee is gebaseerd op de bekende ‘spiegeltherapie’ die ontwikkeld werd voor de behandeling van fantoompijnen. Naast een zeer nauwkeurige tracking van de bewegingen, werd ook een platform ontwikkeld waarmee de therapeut de frequentie, de kwaliteit, en de vooruitgang in de oefeningen kan opvolgen. Read more...

Imec, Holst Centre and ROHM Present Breakthrough Solution for Ultra Low Power Internet of Things radios

All Digital Phase-Locked Loop Combines sub-mW power consumption, small size and industrial-grade performance

San Francisco (US) — Feb.8, 2017— At the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (US), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and ROHM today presented an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) for Internet-of-Things (IoT) radio transceivers. Whereas a PLL is traditionally one of the major power consumers in a radio and can take up to 30% of the radio area, this new ADPLL features a small area (0.18mm² in 40nm CMOS), low power consumption (0.67mW) and excellent performance. With all spurs lower than -56dBc and jitter below 2ps, which is beyond state-of-the-art digital PLLs, the new ADPLL shows an excellent robustness.

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Imec, Holst Centre and Cartamundi Introduce Plastic Near Field Communication Tag Communicating with Smartphones

Innovative Tag is the Thinnest and Mechanically Most Robust Technology Compatible to ISO Protocols

SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 7, 2017— Today, at the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Holst Centre (established by imec and TNO) and 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.
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Imec Introduces Snapscan: the First Hyperspectral Imaging Camera that Fuses the Benefits of Snapshot and Linescan technologies

SAN FRANCISCO (USA) – Jan. 31st, 2017 – At this week’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, will introduce the snapscan camera: a proprietary breakthrough system concept platform that combines a good signal to noise ratio with spatial and spectral resolution advantages of linescan hyperspectral imaging technology and the ability to acquire data-sets as easily as with a snapshot camera.Read more...

Imec demonstrates world’s first multispectral time-delay-integration image sensor based on CCD-in-CMOS technology

San Francisco (US), Jan 30, 2017 – At this week’s SPIE Photonics West, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, showcases a prototype of a high-performance multispectral time-delay-integration (TDI) imager that is based on charge-coupled device (CCD)-in-CMOS technology. Due to its high sensitivity and record high speed (up to 300kHz), this next-generation TDI imager targets high-end applications, such as remote sensing, life sciences and machine vision. The specialty imagers are offered through various business models, including full-custom design, prototype TDI sensors and evaluation cameras.Read more...

Digimeter: Only 6,6% of Flemish people have no smart devices at home, new imec digimeter finds

On the downside: study reveals that more than one in three Flemish citizens is heavily dependent on their smartphone and/or social media; 13% suffer from ‘digibesity’.

Ghent & Leuven – 25 January, 2017 – For the last few months, the digimeter team has once again been investigating media usage in Flanders. By now, almost everyone in Flanders has one or more devices enabling them to be constantly online wherever they go: only 6,6% indicate that they have no smart devices in their homes. Yet, digimeter also found that not everyone is surfing the digital wave at the same speed. On the one hand, one in three is heavily dependent on their smartphone or social media (and 13% are actually suffering from digibesity). On the other, 11% are unable to use digital applications properly. Read more...

ENGIE and EnergyVille collaborate on future smart energy systems

Genk, 25 January 2017 – Today, ENGIE Benelux, ENGIE Labs network and the research partners of EnergyVille, KU Leuven, VITO and imec, have signed a collaboration agreement at the premises of EnergyVille in Genk, Belgium. The agreement covers a range of collaborative tasks in the field of smart energy systems of the future. With the complementary technical skills and state-of-the art measuring and testing equipment available at EnergyVille and the several ENGIE Labs, this cooperation is an important step towards developing new and innovative solutions for the energy market.Read more...

Imec Introduces New Snapshot Multispectral Image Sensor that Combines Color and Near-Infrared Imaging

SAN FRANCISCO (USA)– Jan. 23st, 2017 – At next week’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, will introduce a new image sensor with integrated color (Red Green Blue, RGB) and narrow-band near-infrared (NIR) filters. This breakthrough optical filter integration platform will enable many different application fields from medical, industrial, security surveillance, automotive to virtual and augmented reality, where near-infrared signals need to be extracted and overlaid on top of color images. Read more...

Imec and EVG demonstrate for the first time 1.8µm pitch overlay accuracy for wafer bonding

Breakthrough results pave the way to multi-layer 3D ICs with high density interconnects realized by automated wafer-to-wafer bonding technology.

Leuven (Belgium) - Jan. 19, 2017 - At the 2017 European 3D Summit in Grenoble (France, Jan 23-25), the world-leading research and innovation hub for nano-electronics and digital technology imec and the leading supplier of wafer-bonding equipment EV Group (EVG) announce an extension to their successful collaboration, achieving excellent wafer-to-wafer overlay accuracy results in both hybrid bonding and dielectric bonding. Expanding this collaboration, EVG will become a partner in imec’s 3D integration program through a joint development agreement to further improve overlay accuracy in wafer-to-wafer bonding.Read more...

New imec.istart call with special offers for the Media, Telecom and Entertainment industries

Committed to continuously improve and strengthen its offering for tech entrepreneurs, imec opened its first imec.istart call of 2017 with a new special incubation track, focusing on start-ups active in the media, telecom and entertainment sectors. The initiative is a collaboration between imec, Barco, Mediahuis, Medialaan and Telenet as investing partners, together with VRT Sandbox and MediaNet Vlaanderen as supporting partners. This is the third special track of imec.istart, after the launch of the Blue Health and the Logistics & Mobility verticals in 2015.Read more...

Novosanis closes third round of seed funding

Novosanis announced today it has closed a new round of financing. The share capital was increased by a combined effort from current investor Taste Invest and from the Novosanis management team. This new round brings the Flemish medical device company to a total in equity of 2M Eur.Read more...

Imec collaborates with City of Antwerp and Flanders to establish Smart City Living Lab

How can the Internet of Things change the future of the average citizen? To answer this question, imec joins forces with the City of Antwerp and the Flanders region to turn Antwerp into a Living Lab in which businesses, researchers, local residents and the city itself will experiment with smart technologies that aim to make urban life more pleasant, enjoyable and sustainable.Read more...

Imec and Besi Demonstrate Long-Term Reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag Plated Solar Modules

The world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology imec (partner in EnergyVille) and BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (Besi), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced that they have demonstrated long-term reliability in five full size 60-cells Nickel/Copper/Silver (Ni/Cu/Ag) plated solar cell modules, confirming the industrial value of this metallization technologyRead more...

Capricorn Venture Partners announces first closing of its Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund (CSCF) at € 50 million

Capricorn Venture Partners closed the 1st round of financing for the Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund (CSCF) at € 50 million, an important milestone in the fundraising process. Key investors in this first closing are Quest for Growth public privak, ARKimedes-Fonds II (ParticipatieMaatschappij Vlaanderen), FPIM (Federale Participatie en Investeringsmaatschappij), SRIW (Société Régionale d’Investissement de Wallonie), family offices and entrepreneurs. Read more...

 
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