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Newsletter issue 1 2019

March 22, 2019

We present our IMS newsletter.

In this newsletter (issue 1, 2019) 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:

NEMEZU – new base metal membrane electrode units for future fuel cells
In a cooperation between industry and research facilities a high-throughput platform on a Si MEMS basis was developed in order to characterize catalyst materials for alkaline fuel cells. The Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung supports the project with 2.8 million euros.

New fab strategy at IMS CHIPS – Accessing foundry processes even for small quantities
IMS CHIPS offers access to foundries of other chip manufacturers as part of a new fab strategy. A wide variety of processes ranging from 0.8 µm to 0.18 µm and numerous process options are available. The low-threshold service for ASIC designs includes circuit development, mandating sample production, testing & quality assurance of the chips as well as serial production and packaging.

SITARA – self-adapting intelligent multi-aperture camera modules
As part of the “SITARA” project IMS CHIPS researched CMOS image sensors for multi-aperture cameras and the relevant sensor architectures and circuit concepts. Partners to IMS CHIPS in the consortium of the already finalized project were five industrial partners as well as Fraunhofer IOF, the Institute of Applied Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

FFlexCom – flexible foil systems for wireless communication
Wireless 5-6 GHz data transmission was demonstrated in high-frequency ICs and antennas embedded in bendable foils. The foil system with embedded thinned radio chips and adjusted antenna structures is approximately 100 µm thick and flexible. The results of the DFG-sponsored research project yielded technology for future applications.

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