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Newsletter issue 2 2014

October 02, 2014

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 2, 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:

RTFIR - IR sensitve image sensors successfully tested
The joined BMBF project RTFIR within the MicroTEC Südwest Spitzencluster was successfully wrapped up in June 2014. The project´s focus was an image sensor that recognizes endothermic objects in road traffic; additional sensor applications include the monitoring of disabled persons as well as infrared (IR) measuring technology (thermal imaging).

ModFlex – Mechanical flexible flow sensor system for inaccessible measurement environments
Flow sensor systems that can be at­tached to a bent surface similar to a large stamp without interfering with flows are interesting for industrial applications as well as research. Core of the AIF project "ModFlex" is a bendable thin flow measuring system that will be used e.g. in pipes, and operated through a telemetric interconnect.

Circuit design for research & development
In order to fulfill the various requirements of microelectronic systems and MEMS, IMS CHIPS has been offering the possibility to use other chip manufacturers besides the in-house GATE FOREST® technology for chip manufacturing. State-of-art design and simulation tools enable the use of design kits offered by various chip manufacturers.

NMI is a new PRONTO member
As of May 1st, 2014,the Reutlingen-based Natur­wissenschaftliche und Medizinische Institut (NMI) has joint the MicroTEC Südwest PRONTO production platform portfolio with its competences. PRONTO is jointly operated by the Institut für Mikroaufbautechnik (HSG- IMAT) in Stuttgart, the Institut für Mikro- und Informatios­technik (HSG- IMIT) in Villingen-Schwenningen and IMS CHIPS. The platform targets everyone who wants to implement tangible solutions in the area of microsystems.

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