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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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Audi Brussels Introduces Cobot Walt, a New Generation of Robot, in its Production Line

Imec and partners develop new insights and technologies to improve human-robot collaboration in industrial environments

LEUVEN (BELGIUM), March 29, 2017 – Imec, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), University of Hasselt and five industry partners today presented a new approach to human-robot interaction in industrial environments. Introducing new adaptive control software and using gestures to improve human-machine communication, Walt, a collaborative robot (cobot) has been developed that works alongside its human co-workers in a safe and flexible way. Audi Brussels, one of the project partners, is already using ‘Walt’ at its production lines. At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, these achievements are a first step in demonstrating how this new age is poised to alter the way we live, work and relate to one another – and to robots.Read more...

Imec to Honor Samsung’s Dr. Kinam Kim With “Lifetime of Innovation Award\

LEUVEN (BELGIUM), March 24, 2017 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, is granting its Lifetime of Innovation Award to Dr. Kinam Kim, President and General Manager of Semiconductor Business at Samsung Electronics. The selection recognizes Dr. Kim’s leadership and strategic vision, as well as his undeniable impact in the semiconductor industries.Read more...

Imec demonstrates 896Gb/s silicon photonics transceiver

Leuven (Belgium), March 21, 2017 – At this week’s OFC 2017, the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, presents a 896Gb/s silicon photonics transceiver of just a few mm2, targeting future Tb/s optical links. This achievement highlights the scalability of imec’s iSiPP50G silicon photonics platform, paving the way for next-generation short-reach optical interconnects.Read more...

Imec scientist awarded ERC Advanced Grant to develop material stacks for video-rate holography

Leuven (Belgium) – March 22, 2017 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, announces that Jan Genoe, one of its distinguished scientists, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. With the grant of 2.5 million euros for a five-year period, Genoe’s team will develop and integrate the breakthrough technology needed to prove the possibility of high-quality video-rate holographic projection. ERC Advanced Grants are awarded by the European Research Council to allow outstanding scientists to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects.Read more...

Nieuw imec.istart-fonds versterkt aanbod voor Vlaamse tech start-ups

Leuven - 16 maart 2017 - Imec, ’s werelds toonaangevende onderzoeks- en innovatiecentrum op het vlak van nano-elektronica en digitale technologie, kondigde vandaag een nieuwe samenwerking aan met de Vlaamse Regering, ING, BNP Paribas Fortis, Telenet en de Cronos Groep, voor de oprichting van het imec.istart Investeringsfonds. Het fonds – goed voor een totaalbedrag van 12,5 miljoen euro voor de volgende vijf jaar – ondersteunt digitale innovatie en digitaal ondernemerschap in Vlaanderen en is het grootste in zijn soort voor pre-seed-investeringen.Read more...

Imec and Holst Centre Present a Digital Receiver Excelling in Energy Efficiency and Small Size for Bluetooth 5 and Beyond

Leuven (Belgium), March 8, 2017 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO) have developed a novel phase-tracking receiver bringing further power and cost reduction for the next generations of Bluetooth and IEEE802.15.4 radio chips. The ultra-low power digital-style receiver is 3x smaller than the current state-of-the-art. It supports supply voltages as low as 0.85V and consumes less than 1.6mW peak. An innovative low power antenna impedance detection technique enhances radio performance, especially for wearables or implantable applications.Read more...

Imec’s 200mm GaN-on-Si e-mode power devices withstand heavy ion and neutron irradiation

Radiation hardness of e-mode devices confirm maturity of imec’s 200mm GaN-on-Si platform

Leuven (Belgium) – March 7, 2017 – Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, today announced that their 200mm gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) e-mode power devices with a pGaN gate architecture showed no degradation after heavy ion and neutron irradiation. The irradiation tests were performed in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space, a leader in innovative space systems. The results demonstrate that imec’s 200mm GaN-on-Si platform delivers state-of-the-art GaN-based power devices for earth as well as for space applications.Read more...

Imec Presents InGaAs TFET with sub-60 mV/decade sub-threshold swing

Promising alternative for MOSFET in future ultralow power chips : At the CS International Conference (Brussels, March 7-8), the premier conference dedicated to compound semiconductor technology, world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, imec presented promising device results with a InGaAs-only TFET (tunnel field-effect transistor). Achieving a sub-60 mV/decade sub-threshold swing at room temperature, these devices are promising candidates to replace MOSFET transistors in future chip generations for ultralow-power applications operating on ultralow supply voltages.Read more...

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