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Newsletter issue 2, 2012

October 30, 2012

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 2, 2012) 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:

Molecular bionics – Screening Chips for peptide-based Diodes
Three research institutes from Baden-Württemberg develop building blocks for molecular electronics: These are the Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik part of KIT in Karlsruhe, the Institut für Angewandte Physikalische Chemie at the University of Heidelberg and the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart.

HiDRaLoN – the next generation of high-dynamic range image sensors
Within the joint project HiDRaLoN (High Dynamic Range and Low Noise CMOS-Image-Sensor), a new generation of more powerful high-dynamic range image sensors have been developed. The three-year European project CATRENE was finalized this June.

Silicon-based fuel cells with nano-structured proton conductive channels
There is a globally growing demand for micro energy sources in order to supply autonomous energy to micro systems. A possible source of energy could be fuel cells that can be manufactured in small sizes, cost-effective and in large quantities on wafer substrates using semiconductor processing. Based on the established IMS CHIPS stencil mask manufacture technology new types of Si based fuel cells shall be developed, manufactured and characterized within a joint research project sponsored by the AiF.

New work group: Smart Integrated Microsystems - SIMS
Developers of electronic systems have limited amount of possibilities to realize their circuits. Unfortunately, this diversity is closely linked with the risks in R & D. In order to lower the risks and inherent costs the IMS Scientific Association and IMS CHIPS have set up a new work group: the SIMS-AG.

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