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Newsletter issue 2 2020

November 06, 2020

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 2, 2020) we would like to give you some highlights of our ongoing activities at the Institut fuer Mikroelektronik Stuttgart. The topics of the current issue are:

POSITION II – pilot line for the next generation of intelligent catheters and implants
New innovation and the introduction of open technology platforms provide the foundation for the next generation of catheter and implants. Miniaturization, signal acquisition as close as possible to the object, wireless communication and adapted encapsulation play a central role.

ZIM project Fiber Coupling
Within the ZIM joined project, a fast and precise assembly technique to connect optical fibers to optical chips is being developed. For this purpose, guide structures for the glass fiber absorption on the silicon are manufactured using a laser and etching process.

Modernization of wet chemistry and upgrade to 200 mm line
At IMS CHIPS a gradual replacement of the wet chemical equipment has been taking place since 2019. The new line includes state-of-the-art machines with increased cleaning efficiency and improved quality control. The newly purchased equipment enables the fully automatic processing of wafers with diameters of up to 200 mm with higher throughput, optimized reproducibility and a safe execution of wet etching and cleaning processes.

HDRC®-AeroPantoCam – a sensor system for visual and thermal monitoring of railed vehicle pantographs
A torn overhead line causes train cancellations and delays. Within the ZIM joint project HDRC®-AeroPantoCam IMS CHIPS and the project partners KST and Gevitec are developing a novel and extremely robust sensor system for visual and thermal monitoring of the pantographs of rail vehicles in outdoor areas.

Our current IMS Newsletter can be found under Publications - Current publications.