Posts Tagged ‘R&D’

Steel maker ThyssenKrupp joins solar cell programme

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, one of Europe’s largest steel producers, is joining an Imec-led research programme into organic solar cell technologies. ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe is joining the Solliance programme which includes ECN, Imec, TNO, Holst Centre, TU/e, and Forschungszentrum Jülich as its partners. The steel producer is…

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Smart fabrics are key to growth, says government report

Smart fabrics, 3D printing and renewable energy are amongst the technology areas identified by a Government report to drive economic growth over the next 20 years. This is the first time a governemnt report has identified such very long-term technology trends. “It is more important than ever to invest…

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Southampton University part of Europe’s optics plan

The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre is taking part in MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project with the aim of establishing Europe as a centre for the development of the next generation internet infrastructure. The MODE-GAP consortium, which will present its latest results at…

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Dynex opens £1.8m power chip R&D centre in Lincoln

Dynex Semiconductor has officially opened a new Lincoln-based £1.8m R&D centre as part of an £11.25m investment which will create up to 40 engineering jobs and safeguard its 315-strong workforce in the city. Dynex designs and makes high power bipolar semiconductors, insulated gate bipolar…

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Dynex opens £1.8m power chip R&D centre in Lincoln

Dynex Semiconductor has officially opened a new Lincoln-based £1.8m R&D centre as part of an £11.25m investment which will create up to 40 engineering jobs and safeguard its 315-strong workforce in the city. Dynex designs and makes high power bipolar semiconductors, insulated gate bipolar…

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Imec opens Europe’s nanoelectronics showcase

Imec’s 22nd Technology Forum (ITF2012) starts today in Brussels, Belgium. According to Luc Van den hove, president and CEO at Imec, this event highlights the importance for European research to keep up with the rest of the world in areas such as nanoelectronics, healthcare, smart vision and energy. “Open…

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ZMDI to design power chips in Ireland

Dresden-based semiconductor firm ZMDI is to set up a power management chip R&D centre in Limerick, Ireland. The move builds on a growing cluster of power chip expertise in the region.   Supported by the Irish government’s Industrial Development Authority, the analogue and mixed-signal chip firm…

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ISSCC: IMEC and Holst bio chip gets accolade

A biopotential acquisition chip from IMEC and its Netherland partner Holst Centre has been singled out for praise at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. “There has been a growing interest in wearable biopotential-monitoring systems, which have very strict requirements in terms of power dissipation, high…

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Microsemi joins EU actuator project to reduce aircraft weight

Microsemi has announced its participation in a multi-disciplinary consortium funded by the European Union (Seventh Framework Programme, FP7) tasked with developing standardised Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) for aerospace applications to eliminate hydraulic circuits, pumps and reservoirs.

The aim of the three year project is to reduce aircraft weight as…

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Imec demonstrates silicon solar cell with 23.3% efficiency

Imec and a group of photovoltaic companies have demonstrated a conversion efficiency of 23.3% on interdigitated back-contact (IBC) silicon solar cells. It is part of the ongoing research in the industry aimed at increasing solar cell efficiency above the all-important 20% figure and also reducing the cost…

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