A Smarter World with Low Cost High Performance Printed RF-ID and NFC Tags (Printed Electronics Europe 2014)

Dr Philip Pieters, Business Development Director


Berlin 2014 Presentation - IMEC*
Berlin 2014 Audio Presentation - IMEC*

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Presentation Summary

Although there are huge market opportunities, RF-ID and NFC tags are only emerging slowly due to cost and performance limitations. At the Holst Centre, TNO and imec have developed printed electronics solutions enabling the realization of low cost and high performance circuits and devices in thin and flexible form factors. These solutions allow the realization of novel RF-ID and NFC tags that could 'disappear' in the environment in this way enabling a smarter world. The presentation will give insight in the technology developed at TNO and imec, and starting from prototype developments, we will present possible routes to commercial and industrial implementation.

Speaker Biography (Philip Pieters)

Philip Pieters holds a M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Pieters has been working at imec, an independent nano-electronics research center in Leuven, Belgium, for almost 20 years. He started as a researcher and scientist, and since 2002 he is with the Business Development department. Since 2008 Dr. Pieters is Business Development Director for imec's energy and large area electronics business.

Company Profile (IMEC/Holst Centre)

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Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics and photovoltaics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2100 people includes more than 650 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2014, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 363 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be External Link.
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