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Newsletter issue 2 2009

September 25, 2009

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 2, 2009) 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:

HyperBraille – Interactive Braille display for graphic user interfaces
For the first time ever specialized chips enable the realization of an interactive Braille display for graphic user interfaces. These ASICs are developed and produced at IMS CHIPS.

Si technology supports Avogadro project – Oxidation of high-purity silicon spheres at IMS
The IMS has supported the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in cleaning and oxidizing such silicon spheres for quite some time. These spheres are supposed to replace the norm kilogram as measuring standard in the future

Membranes and membrane masks made by IMS CHIPS – Further development of direct patterning technologies
The Institut fuer Mikroelektronik Stuttgart has been manufacturing membranes and membrane masks for a broadly diversified clientele for over 10 years. Depending on the material and membrane thickness round and square membrane geometries with membrane areas of less than 1 mm2 up to more than 100 cm2 can be realized.

IMS Association of Sponsors – Knowledge center and contact network in one: the IMS Association of Sponsors
Besides an easy exchange of information the IMS Association of Sponsors now offers a new homepage format www.ims-foerderverein.de. This online platform enables the contact among other companies of the region and provides a detailed insight into the world of microelectronics, nano technology and micro system technology.

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