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Performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Develops compact, low-cost and fast hyperspectral imager systems. Offers a design-on-demand service for high-end specialty imagers and low-volume manufacturing in onsite 200mm cleanroom.


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Detectors & Imaging

Pioneering advances in semiconductor design for sensing light beyond the visible

The potential of thin-film-based image sensors unlocked with the integration of a pinned-photodiode structure.
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FIGURE 4. The NIREOS HERA Extended SWIR-3 camera (900-2300 nm).
Detectors & Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging’s potential for transforming the imaging field

In this article, we explore hyperspectral-imaging-based products being developed by European companies.
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FIGURE 1. Thanks to a small form factor and compatibility with standard C-mount optics, imec’s snapscan can easily be mounted on a standard surgical microscope.
Bio&Life Sciences

Making the case for hyperspectral imaging in surgical practices

Hyperspectral cameras provide much more information about an object’s physical properties than can be discerned with the naked eye—making it ideal for use during surgeries.
FIGURE 1. Hyperspectral imaging chip with per-pixel filters forming a 4 × 4 pixel mosaic.
Detectors & Imaging

Hyperspectral video: The fast track to scalable solutions

Chip integration is unlocking the full potential of hyperspectral imaging as an easy-to-use, low-cost, and compact solution for the industry. An entire ecosystem is now emerging...
A demonstration sample of the proof-of-concept breath sampler, developed by imec.
Bio&Life Sciences

Imec to help commercialize miDiagnostics’ COVID-19 breathalyzer test

The agreement enables miDiagnostics to kickstart the commercialization of a COVID-19 breathalyzer, as opposed to classical COVID-19 testing methods based on blood, saliva, or ...
CNW Group/Xanadu
A SiN wafer with photonic integrated circuits manufactured on imec’s advanced 200 mm line.

Partnership to develop photonic chips for fault-tolerant quantum computing

The partnership between Xanadu and imec will involve fabrication of ultralow-loss and highly uniform silicon nitride circuits for error-corrected qubits.
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FIGURE 1. These hyperspectral (HS) imaging sensors are fabricated via CMOS-based chip technology.
Detectors & Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging shows its abilities through three diverse applications

Able to image in hundreds of spectral bands in either VNIR or SWIR, compact HS cameras are valuable for research work in the field.
Photograph of a through-silicon-via (TSV)-assisted fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) CMOS/Si photonics transceiver prototype.

Imec extends silicon photonics portfolio targeting next-generation datacenter interconnects

With 12 presentations at ECOC, Imec and its research labs at Ghent University discuss their components helping to pave the way to 400 Gbit/s and beyond optical links.
Silicon-photonics-based chips (left) have been integrated into a medical device (right) to perform laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV) on a patient's skin to deduce metrics for arterial stiffness and to diagnose cardiovascular diseases.
Lasers & Sources

Silicon-photonics-based laser Doppler vibrometry diagnoses cardiovascular disease

CARDIS project partners successfully demonstrated a medical device based on silicon photonics for cardiovascular screening.
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Sentea's management team from left to right: Thijs Spuesens (CTO), Karsten Verhaegen (CEO), Ronny Bockstaele (COO).
Fiber Optics

Imec and UGent spinoff Sentea to commercialize fiber-optic sensing solutions

Sentea will develop and market advanced silicon-photonics-based fiber-optic sensing solutions for structural health monitoring.

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56 Gbit/s nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) eye diagrams at a 1565 nm wavelength are shown for Imec's 16x GeSi EAM transmitter array.
Fiber Optics

Imec unveils 896 Gbit/s silicon-photonics transceiver

GeSi-based bidirectional transceivers are available now for evaluation.
The imec perovskite photovoltaic module reaches more than 11% conversion efficiency.
Detectors & Imaging

Imec thin-film perovskite photovoltaic module approaches 12% efficiency

Imec announced an 11.9% active area conversion efficiency for its thin-film perovskite PV module.
A 10-cm-diameter fiber-optic interrogator is shown after embedding in a protective epoxy shell; the shell has a shape optimized for minimal impact on composite structural strength.
Fiber Optics

European SMARTFIBER project produces miniaturized fiber-optical monitoring system that can be embedded in composite material

Nanoelectronics research center imec (Leuven, Belgium), Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium), and their partners in the European FP7 project SMARTFIBER have demonstrated the first...
A 4K2K CMOS image sensor chip from imec and Panasonic targets high-speed, high-resolution imaging applications such as next-generation HDTV.
Detectors & Imaging

60 fps 4K x 2K CMOS image sensor developed by Panasonic and imec

Leuven, Belgium--A 4K2K CMOS image sensor developed by imec and Panasonic is capable of capturing 12-bit 4000 x 2000 (4K x 2K) pixel progressive images at 60 frames per second...
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In a packaged passive silicon photonics chip, imec provides the chip and Tyndall completes the fiber array packaging.

MOSIS teams with imec, Tyndall, and ePIXfab on silicon photonics

Leuven, Belgium--IC fabricator MOSIS has teamed with ePIXfab to enable collaboration with imec and the Tyndall National Institute on producing silicon photonics.
Detectors & Imaging

Snapshot multispectral camera uses tiled filter arrays

By monolithically integrating a tiled array of optical interference filters on top of standard CMOS image sensors, imec has developed a compact, high-resolution “snapshot” multispectral...
Imec has been very busy with spinoff funding and a low-cost hyperspectral imager solution, as well as a project with Genalyte on disposable silicon biosensors as pictured.

Imec reveals chip-based hyperspectral imager, biosensor partnership, and spinoff funding

Leuven, Belgium--Imec has been busy; it has developed a compact hyperspectral imager, partnered with Genalyte on silicon biosensors, and its spinoff Pepric has been funded.
Dynamic measurement of a Bragg grating in transmission using a low-cost and miniaturized spectrometer embedded in a flexible polymer pad. The applied pressure corresponds to typical loads relevant for biomedical applications. Each color value represents intensity versus a specific wavelength at a certain time. A new spectral plot is available every millisecond.

Stretchable polymer skin wired with Bragg gratings senses strain

Leuven, Belgium--Imec and its collaborators have created a stretchable polymer optical-sensing skin that can measure mechanical strain and pressure.
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Organic solar cell modules jointly developed by imec, Plextronics, and Solvay are composed of 10 devices in monolithic series connection. The spin-coated solar cells are processed on a glass substrate.

New organic solar cell architecture sets 6.9% efficiency record

Leuven, Belgium--Belgian research center imec, in partnership with Plextronics and Solvay, developed an organic single-junction solar cell with 6.9% conversion efficiency.
FIGURE 1. A conceptual drawing shows a hyperspectral camera today (a) and a new integrated system (b) in which an objective lens is combined with the image sensor and a hyperspectral filter structure that is directly post-processed on top of the image sensor.
Detectors & Imaging

MULTISPECTRAL/HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING: CMOS takes hyperspectral imaging beyond the laboratory

To enable the transfer of applications from the lab to the industry, a new hyperspectral camera module based on CMOS-compatible production techniques has been developed that eliminates...

Imec smart textile PASTA project seeks functional LED, PV fabrics

Leuven, Belgium--Imec and its project partners launched the PASTA (Integrating Platform for Advanced Smart textile Applications) project to develop large-area smart textiles.
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IMEC tunes plasmon resonances; potential uses in biomolecular detection

Leuven, Belgium--Researchers at IMEC have developed a way to tune plasmon resonances; they do this by breaking the symmetric geometry of the nanostructures.
Lasers & Sources

Dow Corning and IMEC to collaborate on solar cells

Leuven, Belgium--Dow Corning has signed a three-year contract with IMEC to perform joint research on next generation crystalline silicon solar cells.