• 15:15 – 15:35

A Large Area, Panel-based sensor platform

Most sensor technologies are based on Silicon, wafer-based technology. This offers advantages in miniaturization and integration of advanced electronics. There is, however, a large application space in which there is a big advantage of having large sensor surfaces. Examples of these can be found in Non-Destructive Testing (e.g. pipeline or aircraft inspection) or medical imaging (e.g. wearable patches for continuous patient monitoring).
These applications require large area, low-cost, in some cases even flexible, sensor surfaces. To serve these needs IMEC is developing a large area sensor platform that is based on Flat-Panel Display compatible technology. In this presentation we will explain the benefits of this technology platform, and zoom in on our lead application for driving this technology: ultrasound medical imaging.

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Dr. Erwin Hijzen

Program Director


Erwin Hijzen received his PhD in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology. After that he has worked for Philips and NXP in the area of semiconductor technology, holding different R&D positions. He is currently working for IMEC, as director for the MEMS ultrasound program.

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Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,500 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands and the USA, and representation in 3 continents. In 2021, imec’s revenue (P&L) totaled 732 million euro.

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