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Newsletter issue 2 2013

September 27, 2013

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 2, 2013) 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:

KonKaMis – Configurable camera for micro systems
Within the Spitzencluster MicroTEC SW a network of three research facilities and five industrial partners is currently developing miniaturized cameras for the industrial application in production plants and inspection facilities. The project combines several miniaturization manufacturing technologies in micro electronics, micro optics and packaging.

KoSiF - complex systems in foil
The KoSiF research project researches, evaluates and technologically ad- justs the necessary technologies for additional functionalities that will be required for the manufacture of future thin and flexible products. The aim is the integration of thin silicon chips, thin-film components and organic electronics on a common foil substrate in order to enable autonomous, intelligent and flexible electronics.

RTFIR - development and design of a FIR-sensitive pixel field almost complete
As part of the Spitzencluster MicroTEC Südwest the BMBF joint project RTFIR is developing a non-air conditioned room temperature (RT) camera chip for a distant infrared (FIR) technology. Endothermic objects (humans and animals) will be detected prior to getting into hazardous traffic situation. Additional applications for the sensors are the monitoring of impaired people and IR measurement technology.

Serial production of micro systems on the PRONTO platform established for Metec, HSG-IMAT and IMS CHIP
SESKOM is an innovative Spitzencluster MicroTec Südwest project to aid the setup of the PRONTO platform in order to support small and medium-sized companies during series start-ups of complex micro systems. Small and medium-sized companies are able to access processing, equipment and personnel from participating business-oriented research facilities. All of the tools necessary for structural development were created and tested in order to enable a distributed production. The cross-project results were documented in the PRONTO Organisation Manual (POM).

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