cfaed Seminar Series

Dr. Kris Myny , IMEC, Belgium

Flexible circuits based on metal‐oxide thin‐film transistors

14.02.2017 (Tuesday) , 17:00 - 18:30
BIOTEC, Seminar room E05/E06 , Tatzberg 47/49 , 01307 Dresden


Metal-oxide thin-film transistor technologies find today their application in display products acting as active component in backplanes to drive LCD or OLED frontplanes. These transistors implemented in a thin-film transistor circuit are also ideally suited for next generation connected products that embed such low-cost, flexible, ultrathin circuits in everyday items. Item-level Internet-of-Things applications are therefore the main driving force for the research on metal-oxide RFID circuits. In this lecture, we will discuss the current state-of-the-art of thin-film RFID tags, including the first product prototype together with our partner company Cartamundi. In addition, we will discuss the roadmap to upscaled manufacturing and the next generation thin-film circuit activities.

Dr. Kris Myny received the master degree at the Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg in Diepenbeek, Belgium in 2002. He joined imec in Leuven in 2004 as a member of the Thin Film Electronics group. In January 2013, he received the Ph.D. degree at the KULeuven on the design of thin-film transistor circuits. Today, Kris leads circuit design activities in emerging thin-film transistor technologies for IoT applications and published numerous ISSCC conference papers, amongst others RFID tags and the world-first flexible microprocessor. He received the imec 2010 scientific excellence award, the 2011-2012 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award and is co-recipient of the 2012 JSID Outstanding Student Paper of the Year Award. He has recently been awarded with a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for the period 2017-2021 aiming to innovate on the field of metal-oxide thin-film circuits and systems.


This seminar will take place within BIOTEC lecture series on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology which is held in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program offered by KU Leuven, Chalmers University of Technology Göteborg, Université Grenoble Alpes and TU Dresden. 

Everybody is welcome!

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