The partners of the consortium
Terasel Consortium

# Name Short Name Country Website
1 Interuniversitair Microelectronica Centrum vzw imec Belgium
2 Advanced Circuit Boards nv ACB Belgium
3 Centro Ricerche Fiat scpa CRF Italy
4 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.v. Fraunhofer Germany
5 Freudenberg New Technologies FNT Germany
6 Niebling gmbh Niebling Germany
7 SINTEX NP Group NP France
8 Page Electronica nv Page Belgium
9 Philips Lighting b.v. Philips Netherlands
10 Association Pôle Européen de Plasturgie PEP France
11 Plastic Electronic GmbH PE Austria
12 Quad Industries nv Quad Belgium
13 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNO TNO Netherlands
14 TP Vision Belgium nv TP Vision Belgium
15 Fundico bvba Fundico Belgium

About the partners:

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The Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre ( is an independent research centre in microelectronics founded in 1984 by the Flemish Government. Imec plays an important role in Europe as an independent laboratory, which anticipates industrial needs in the field of microelectronics. Imec’s mission is "To perform R&D, ahead of industrial needs by 3 to 10 years, in microelectronics, nanotechnology, design methods and technologies for ICT systems”. Imec has as objectives to be an "international centre of excellence", to reinforce the local industry, to cooperate intensely with Flemish universities and to provide industrial training in ICT. Imec’s activities include new chips production processes, microsystems and new electronic components, development of solar cells and plastic electronics, new design methodologies with a focus on embedded systems design for wireless and multimedia tools, and new packaging technologies. The work in this project will be performed at imec’s Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST), located at the University of Gent. CMST is specialised in electronic interconnection and assembly on various substrates (laminates, thick and thin films, flex and stretch substrates), optical interconnection and opto-electronics packaging, and electronic and optical design activities, bringing together expertise from electronics, mechanics, physics and chemistry.

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ACB is a specialist in the production of prototype and small series PCBs and offers a wide range of technologies including multi-layers in rigid, flex rigid and flexible constructions. ACB is a leader in technology and offers a wide range of services to its customers. With the combination of prototype & Quick Turnaround services, printed circuit board design, design for manufacturing (DFM) support, flexible logistics, in-house reliability testing and research ACB can cater to all PCB needs. In the production facilities in Dendermonde (BE) and Malville (FR), ACB employs 200 people and the two plants achieve an annual turnover of approximately 24 Mio Euro, producing PCBs for a large and varied customer base, in the avionics, space & defence, telecommunications and medical industries, mainly in Western Europe.

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Centro Ricerche Fiat

Centro Ricerche Fiat, founded in 1978, has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies in order to improve the competitiveness of the products of the Fiat Group. Also through the cooperation with a pan-European and increasingly global network of more than 1700 partners from Industry and academia, CRF conducts collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with Sustainable Mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.

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Fraunhofer IZM

Fraunhofer IZM focuses its activities on the area of microelectronic packaging and interconnection. The research topics at IZM cover the full range of issues in state of the art microelectronics: system design and characterization from consumer, medical, power to high frequency electronics. Back end wafer processing for ultimate miniaturization of systems using through silicon via and waver level redistribution technologies for chip size packaging. The developments are substantiated by in detail materials analysis to the set-up of mechanical and electrical simulations. Experimental functionality and reliability investigations of fabricated systems are mirrored by models, the combination of which leads to in depth understanding of processes and systems. The Fraunhofer IZM department involved in nanosmart is focusing on technology development for substrate and interconnection technologies.

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Freudenberg New Technologies (FNT)

Freudenberg New Technologies (FNT) and its 3rd party enmech are part of the Freudenberg group. FNT serves as central R&D division with focus on pre-development research for the business groups. The business activities of enmech range from the development and production of mechatronic solutions based on large flexible printed circuits, ready-for-use SMD assembly, flat wiring harnesses which can integrate switches, sensors, LED’s to other functional flat wiring components e.g. automotive LED lighting, mirror heating, antennas, seat sensors and windshield connectors.

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Niebling – the originator of High Pressure Forming Technology – delivers both sophisticated forming machinery as well as forming and trimming tools in highest precision out of the in-house workshops to both automotive tier 1 suppliers and countless consumer electronics manufacturers. Connected with a strong partner network, Niebling GmbH provides any kind of competencies around IML/FIM decoration process and forming technology for a wide range of applications in various industries worldwide for more than 20 years. All process steps can be studied in an own prototype lab under the technical advice of experience process engineers. Niebling is located in Southern Germany, about 40 min south of Munich.

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SINTEX NP is a French based group, with subsidiaries in Europe and Maghreb. For more than 80 years, they are processing a wide range of plastics and composites, both thermoplastics and thermosets, from commodities to high performances materials. The managed processes are injection, compression, thermoforming and machining. SINTEX NP serves different markets, such as automotive, electrical engineering, electronic, aerospace and medical. Electrical applications have always played an important role in all SINTEX NP’s developments, for both insulators and conductive materials. Future applications include embossing and/or overmolding electrical paths, processing highly filled conductive materials for fuel cells, …

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Page Electronica

Page is a Flemish SME, specialised in electronics assembly, test and repair. They go for long partnerships with employees, customers and suppliers. In the project they will develop the assembly technology of electronics components on the stretchable circuits. The assembly technology consists of solder application, component placement and reflow soldering. The assembly will be done on test vehicles for technology development at the beginning of the project, as well as on functional demonstrator substrates towards the end of the project, together with the other partners in the production chain. The assembly process will be optimised for yield, performance, reliability and cost.

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Philips Lighting

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

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Association Pôle Européen de Plasturgie

PEP is a private technical centre dedicated to injection moulding of thermoplastics and composite processing. Since more than 20 years, PEP offers means, expertise and services on technological, incremental and disruptive innovations, particularly regarding injection moulding field. Located in the heart of the largest concentration of companies working in or around polymer processing in France, the PEP staff is composed of 75 plastic specialists, including 20 researchers, with a 8 million € turnover. Its activities can be divided in three important specialities: multi-partnership R&D programs, engineering activities, and expertises / services activities dedicated to the whole plastic industry.

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plastic electronic

Plastic electronic is a highly specialized, regional and international networked Austrian technology company and is a pioneer at the interface of plastics, electronics and design. We develop integrated touch control consoles with seamless 3D surfaces (intelligent surfaces) for our customers from the automotive industry, the home appliance industry and the medical device industry based on our unique technology.

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Quad Industries

Quad-Industries is a leading manufacturer of User Interfaces and Control Panels. We manufacture custom made membrane & capacitive switches, touchscreen solutions and graphic overlays for a broad range of markets. We print electronics and graphics on numerous substrates such as plastics and glass. Quad Industries supplies Electronic Manufacturing Services such as pcb assembly, production of cable harnesses and final product assembly. We support projects from design & engineering phase up to prototype and serial production.

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TNO - Holst Centre

With more than 4000 professionals, TNO is the largest Dutch organization for applied research. The activities of TNO within IMOLA are being conducted by its research division at Holst Centre. Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre, set up in 2005 by imec (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands). Holst Centre develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and for Flexible Electronics. 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 setup 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 170 employees from 28 nationalities and a commitment from over 30 industrial partners.

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TP Vision

TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling accentuating i.e. new materials and slim design. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TV for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 70% owned by TPV Technology, headquartered in Taiwan, and 30% by Royal Philips, headquartered in the Netherlands. TP Vision employs close to 3,100 people in several locations around the globe.

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Fundico bvba, located in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, is a consultancy company with the objective to assist industrial companies and research organisations with the submission of financing proposals for research and development, mainly in the field of information and communication technologies. These financing proposals are submitted to regional public authorities or to the European Commission. In the latter case these proposals are submitted in response to an official call for proposals issued by the European Commission. In case of project proposals for which financing is granted, Fundico will also, in many cases be involved in the management and coordination of the research and development project.