Imec, a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies from Leuven, Belgium, announced at its Imec Technology Forum (ITF) health event, that is has designed and fabricated a demonstrator of a neural probe with unprecedented electrode density within the framework Neuroseeker, a large-scale EU-project. Designed and fabricated in silicon chip technology, the probe is suitable for breakthrough bio-interfaces and implants that are expected to shape the future of neuroscience. With hundreds of electrodes capable of contacting and reading out single neurons, this probe incorporates innovations that point the way to a better understanding of the brain, and ultimately will lead to diagnostic and prosthetic tools to tackle human brain diseases.
The digital hybrid company TOPPAN FORMS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has developed a technology for forming printed micro wires, which enables a wire width of 4μm that is almost invisible to the naked eye. The company has established this technology by combining a conductive ink for micro wiring (silver salt ink) and a corresponding printing process technology. The new technology can be used for transparent electrodes for touch sensor panels, wearable sensors, sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT), and similar devices.
Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in printed organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors, has announced that its first large-sized high-resolution (500dpi) flexible plastic fingerprint sensor, co-developed with FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), won the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award.