This project is funded by the European Union.

IMEC: Interuniversitair MicroElektronica Centrum, Belgium

Imec is one of the largest independent R&D institutes world-wide, with an international staff of over 2000 people of 70 different nationalities. Imec performs scientific research which runs 3 to 10 years ahead of industrial needs. The most important scientific activities are concentrated on the development of technologies for: (1) Advanced CMOS devices; (2) Smart System and Energy; (3) Life sciences. Imec’s R&D strategy is based on three pillars: Firstly, Imec co-operates closely with world-leading companies and research centres all over the world in a cost-sharing model. Secondly, Imec performs education and training of experts in the field of microelectronics through its microelectronics training centre and through Master and Ph.D. theses (about 250 PhD students and visiting scientists in 2013). Finally, Imec has a strong network of university connections to employ the available competence as optimally as possible, on research and development as well as on training. Imec has created 27 spin-off companies in its 30 years of existence.

Imecs core contribution to the DiCoMo projects lays in its experience in designing and manufacturing TFT backplanes. In addition, imec will develop the x-ray imager readout hardware and software environment.

Dr. Soeren Steudel received the MSc degree in electrical engineering from the Dresden University of Technology in Germany and a PhD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He is working since 2002 at Imec on thin-film transistors and thin film diodes. This work resulted in more than 40 journal publications, several patents, and numerous conference contributions. His research interest includes the following: flexible backplanes for display application, process integration of organic and metal-oxide semiconductor and thin-film circuits on foil. Currently, he is a Principal Scientist  at the Large Area Electronics department at Imec.

Dr. Pawel E. Malinowski received the M.S. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications with a thesis on design of radiation-tolerant integrated circuits from the Lodz University of Technology in 2006. After that, he obtained the Ph.D. degree on III-nitride-based ultraviolet photodetectors for space applications at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and imec, Leuven, Belgium. He is currently working as a Senior Researcher in the Large Area Electronics Department of imec, where he focuses on photodetectors and imagers based on organic semiconductors. He is an expert in process integration of thin-film semiconductors for image sensor and display applications. 
Manoj Nag is a Senior Scientist at imec, Belgium; with expertise in the development of metal oxide based TFTs for thin-film circuits and AMOLED backplanes on rigid and flexible substrates. He received his “Master of Technology (Solid State Materials)” degree at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 1998. From 1999 to 2005, he worked as a Senior Process Engineer in STMicroelectronics (Singapore). Later from 2005 to 2007, he worked as Senior Process Engineer at International Rectifier Newport (UK). From 2007 to 2009, he worked as Technology Transfer Module Leader Integration at Qimonda AG (Germany).


Funded by EU

Call: H2020-ICT-2014-1
Acronym: DiCoMo
Grant Agreement Number: 643920
Duration: 36 months
Start Date: 2015-01-01
EU Contribution: €3,277,034.75

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This project is funded by the European Union.