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Newsletter issue 1 2014

April 11, 2014

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 1, 2014) 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:

Collaboration yields ever smaller chip features
The ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group and IMS CHIPS are working together on the development of nanopatterned optical components. These components make it possible to shrink feature sizes on chips in order to make them even smaller, less expensive, more powerful, and more energy-efficient.

SMART IMPLANT – Intelligent electronic implants for medical bio sensors
Smart implants play an increasingly important role in diagnostics and the treatment of diseases. The SMART INPLANT consortium within the microTEC Südwest cluster develops highly-integrated implantable systems for in-vivo biosensor applications. IMS CHIPS contributes a mixed signal ASIC that drives the sensors and measures the sensor signals.

Set in stone – permanent information storage on small spaces
Nano lithographic and etching technology enable images and text to be permanently preserved on tiniest space. This information is read out via optical microscopy, a technology that has been known for more than 100 years and is expected to be available in the future. There has been a cooperation with the NanJewellery company in this field since 2009 who have applied this type of technology to produce the smallest bible in the world.

E-beam writer SB4050 – a universal high-tech tool for nano meter structures
The new system Vistec SB4050 at the IMS is a modern and multi-functional e-beam writer that will pave the way for us to develop new nano technology processes and products with our partners.

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