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Steve Jasik   11/19/2011 10:30:03 PM
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Rick, RE energy harvesting for Tire pressure sensors is nothing new as GM did this in the 1990 - 1995 Corvettes and it was standard in the ZR-1 models given their low profile tires.

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docdivakar   10/25/2011 1:29:28 PM
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Hi Peter: I have to chime in here as well. I have met Dr. Van den Hove last July and had good discussion of where IMEC is headed. He stressed the need for collaborative research and realizes IMEC alone can not lead all areas of Semiconductor / electronics research. Under his leadership, IMEC is NOT a ditto head for research in the US! One example, very recently, they announced a process for hermetic wafer-level packaging for MEMS that has very promising attributes. @chipmonk: regarding your statement "Motorola in Adv. Pkg..." doesn't hold water now a days. Motorola used to be in the forefront of packaging technologies in the 90's but is nowhere to be seen in the emerging packaging technologies. MP Divakar

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agk   10/15/2011 9:24:49 AM
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The wireless battery less tyre pressure monitor SOC is quite interesting. This when included in every tyre wil give the vehicle users a godd degree of freedom.

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Peter Clarke   10/14/2011 8:22:08 AM
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@chipmonk Loose Cannon? In what sense? I understand that in 2011 IMEC's total revenue is set to be about 300 million euro (about $410 million) of which less than one sixth is coming from the Flanders government. I do not believe IMEC participates in any U.S. consortia researching chips but some U.S. semiconductor companies send teams of researchers to work in residence at IMEC.

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Kinnar   10/14/2011 6:39:54 AM
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Looking at the Infrastructure available with IMEC is becomes quite sure that IMEC will be surely coming up with many new patents in the chip manufacturing.

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resistion   10/14/2011 4:49:59 AM
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IMEC funding is a source of envy for the rest of us, expecially if Europe is not even a practical beneficiary.

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rick merritt   10/13/2011 10:37:24 PM
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Fixed, thanks.

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CWyatt42   10/13/2011 9:32:42 PM
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In the interests of journalist accuracy, I'd like to point out that the handsome and talented researcher on page 6 is in fact CamEron Wyatt. Regards, Cameron Wyatt

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chipmonk0   10/13/2011 6:21:14 PM
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IMEC is a publicly funded LOOSE CANNON composed of "academic" researchers who mostly replicate technologies first demonstrated in the US ( e,g,. by Motorola in Adv. Pkg., by Intel for CMOS in last 3 nodes ) and then transfer them to TSMC ! They can get away with this because of the lingering euro-centrism in the US. They need to be disbarred from various US consortia for Semiconductors.

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US Made   10/13/2011 4:45:45 PM
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I see IMEC is doing great but why no chip companiaes from Europe is benefiting from this. More also why cannot Europe build world best fabs to compete with Taiwan.

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