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Imec and Holst Centre to Present Research Breakthroughs at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference

(PresseBox) (Leuven, ) Imec and Holst Centre announced today that they will present nine papers at the 60th International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), February 20-24, 2013 in San Francisco. ISSCC is the foremost global forum on advancements in solid-state circuits and systems on a chip (SOCs). Highlighting breakthroughs in different areas of imec's comprehensive research portfolio, imec will discuss the latest developments achieved in collaboration with its industrial partners.

Imec's articles showcase circuit innovations for wearable and implantable biomedical systems, as well as low power wireless systems design. Moreover, imec experts will also contribute to tutorials, panels and evening sessions.

"By accepting as many as nine imec papers, the ISSCC committee continues to endorse our leading role in ultra-low-power circuit design for next generation healthcare and wireless applications," says Chris Van Hoof, Program Department Director Integrated Systems at imec. "As an organization, we strive to remain at the forefront of innovative research and development and provide value to our industrial partners. We look forward to attending ISSCC's 60th anniversary event and to share imec's strong research advancements."

About Holst Centre

Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Transducer Solutions and for Systems-in-Foil. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia around shared roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.

Holst Centre was set up in 2005 by imec (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands) with support from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Government of Flanders. It is named after Gilles Holst, a Dutch pioneer in Research and Development and first director of Philips Research.

Located on High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre benefits from the state-of-the-art on-site facilities. Holst Centre has over 150 employees from around 25 nationalities and a commitment from more than 30 industrial partners.

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Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of close to 2,000 people includes more than 600 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2011, imec's revenue (P&L) was about 300 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at

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