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Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.
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4 Dec

Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

VSPARTICLE announced its low-cost technology to print nanostructured materials that will finally enable applications such as smart contact lenses to succeed. The nanotech company has developed an additive manufacturing technology that can be used for numerous applications, such as producing real-time medical sensors (glucose sensing, bio-marker sensing, etc.), as well as, accurate gas sensors.
27 Nov

Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
21 Nov

Imec and CEA-Leti join forces on AI and quantum computing

Belgian research center imec and the French research institute CEA-Leti announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that lays the foundation of a strategic partnership in the domains of Artificial Intelligence and quantum computing, two key strategic value chains for European industry, to strengthen European strategic and economic sovereignty.
8 Oct


PragmatIC's technology is able to manufacture transistors on flexible substrates based on a metal oxide semiconductor. The company is focusing on providing logic for a range of functionality and devices, predominately smart labels and RFID.
24 Aug

Graphene phase modulators hold the key to faster mobile technology

Researchers created and tested a graphene based phase modulator that outperforms existing silicon based ones.
26 Jul

Imec beats silicon PV with 27.1 percent perovskite-silicon tandem

Imec announced a record result for its 4-terminal Perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic cell. With a power conversion efficiency of 27.1 percent, the new imec tandem cell beats the most efficient standalone silicon solar cell.
16 Jul


EpiGaN is an industry leading Belgian manufacturer and supplier of epitaxial wafer materials for GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC power electronic devices. IDTechEx spoke with EpiGaN CEO and co-founder Dr. Marianne Germain in June 2018.
15 Jun

An overview from PCIM Europe Part 2

IDTechEx attended the event last week to meet with key stakeholders including industrial OEMs, power module manufacturers, established semiconductor companies and innovative new GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC (silicon carbide) developers to report back on the current and future trends. The following article is the second of two parts and provides a summary of some of the key GaN related developments and at the event and their impact on various industries and applications.
17 May


Update from IDTechEx Show Berlin 2018.
25 Apr

Fantastic Progress at Printed Electronics Europe

Europe's leading event on printed, flexible and hybrid electronics - Printed Electronics Europe, hosted by IDTechEx in Berlin on April 11-12, saw attendance from a record 63 countries with 16% growth of the exhibit floor space.
18 Apr

EU funded collaboration to make perovskite solar cells market reality

Aan ambitious 3-year European Union funded project, "ESPResSo" (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize Europe's photovoltaics (PV) industry.
12 Apr

CAPID - A European consortium developing item level tagging beyond RFID/NFC

IMEC, Belgium
12 Apr

High Conductivity Solid Composite Electrolyte As The Key Enabler For Micro To Macrostorage

IMEC, Belgium
12 Apr

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2018 Award Winners

At the 14th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition, three companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising printed electronics technologies.
3 Apr

Spotlight on TNO: Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS, Brightlands Materials

Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS Center and Brightlands Materials Centre, three Joint Innovation Centers of TNO will demonstrate their latest developments in printed, moulded and flexible electronics at the IDTechEx Show! 2018 in Berlin.
21 Mar

Five Hot Trends with Printed and Flexible Electronics

Europe's leading event on printed and flexible electronics, Printed Electronics Europe 2018, opens its doors in less than three weeks to over 2,500 global visitors.
8 Mar


Solliance External Link is a partnership of R&D organizations from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany working in thin film photovoltaic solar energy. Solliance is creating the required synergy by consolidating and coordinating the activities of 250 researchers in industry, at research institutes and universities.
16 Feb

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting 2018-2028: Applications, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
13 Feb

Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Yasuo Yamamoto
7 Feb

Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Henkel and Holst Centre announced the extension of their fruitful longterm collaboration, which focuses on developments related to health patch technologies and products.