Events

Date:
Friday, November 25, 2016
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Press release 22/9/2016
Renewed imec confirms its role as the world’s leading research center for nanoelectronics and digital technology

Ghent and Leuven – 22 September 2016. Since yesterday, the merger between research centers imec and iMinds – announced on February 19 – has been completed. The deed of merger was officially signed in Brussels, in the presence of Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois and Flemish minister for work, the economy, innovation and sport Philippe Muyters. iMinds vzw thereby ceased to exist, but its activities are making a new start within imec, which is now stronger than ever as a unique high-tech research center for the digital economy.
 

No doubt you have heard about the merger of imec with the iMinds research organization. The extended imec combines the world class electronics hardware technology of imec with the state-of-the-art software expertise of iMinds and its well-established innovation services supporting regional industry.

1+1>3 on the innovation front, that is what the extended imec is aiming for. The combination of advanced hardware, the newest software techniques, data science, living labs to assess user experience and effective, low threshold innovation services creates a large potential to boost the innovative strength and the international competiveness of our industry, especially the manufacturing industry.

In this event we will provide a concise overview of the software and data science competences of imec. Responsibles from imec’s Innovation Services will present innovation tools as imec.icon, imec.livinglabs and software prototyping with practical realizations and examples in the domain of smart cities, smart energy, health care, mobility, logistics and industry 4.0.
Before diving into the new opportunities an overview of the cEDM activities will be presented.

After the presentations there is ample time for a visit to the booths and for networking. Snacks and drinks will be within reach.

 Press release

 cEDM Event 2016

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Date:
Friday, November 20, 2015
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In the Western electronics industry the dominating paradigm of the 1990’s was a dismantling of the vertically integrated electronics companies and a massive subcontracting of manufacturing to low labor cost factories in the (Far) East. This has led to a highly complex and fragmented electronics supply chain.

Recently many companies have become aware of the disadvantages of manufacturing at the other side of the planet when servicing their Western customers. Re-shoring and near-shoring are the new buzz words. Combined with a renewed interest and stimulation of local manufacturing by US and EU governments a paradigm shift in electronics manufacturing may be on the verge of a breakthrough.

During this cEDM event we will give a view on this paradigm shift and what is key to competitive electronic products nearby.

Geert Willems of cEDM explains how the main asset of the Benelux – brainpower – can be a major competitive advantage in electronics product development and manufacturing. An overview of cEDM’s knowledge supporting electronic product development will be presented.

Two of our partners will testify on how they successfully manage their manufacturing:

  • Gert D’Handschotter explains why he has taken the decision to integrate electronics manufacturing in his company E.D.&.A and what is key to its success.
  • Guy de Winne will enlighten us on Newtec Manufacturing Competence Centre’s view on competitive manufacturing of Newtec products and to provide manufacturing services to 3rd parties. He will explain what is behind Newtec’s “2015 Factory of the Future” award.

Finally, Craig Hillman will explain the importance of product reliability and Design-for-Reliability. DfR Solutions (US) has developed the tool Sherlock to assist the Design for Reliability process.

During the afternoon, you have the possibility to visit an exhibition where cEDM and its partners showcase their developments, tools and services.

 cEDM Event 2015

Presentations:
  •  Presentation: Competitive electronics assembly nearby (Geert Willems, imec - cEDM)
  •  Presentation: Taking manufacturing activities back in your own hands (Gert D'Hanschotter, E.D.&A.)
  •  Presentation: Shaping the future of satellite communications (Guy de Winne, Newtec)
  •  Presentation: Design for Reliability: A Condition for Successful Product Introduction (Craig Hillman, DfR Solutions)
  •  Recording
Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Imec’s Center for Electronics Design & Manufacturing (cEDM) activities are aimed at supporting the industry in the development of cost effective quality electronics. cEDM cooperates internationally on research, knowledge creation and sharing with organizations like iNEMI (the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative – http://www.iNEMI.org), SPM (a Danish electronics’ industry association – http://uk.spm-erfa.dk) and others in, e.g., the framework of international projects.
This event gives you the opportunity to get to know cEDM’s international network that brings state-of-the-art knowledge to our electronics’ industry.

The yearly overview of cEDM activities will be presented by cEDM manager Geert Willems.

Grace O’Malley,Vice President of Operations for iNEMI, will present a selection of iNEMI projects and the value proposition of iNEMI.

SPM, an association from Denmark and cEDM partner, will present its activities with focus on electronics reliability.

Environmental aspects have become of considerable importance. Ruud Balkenende from Philips Nat Lab in The Netherlands and project leader of the ENIAC project GreenElec will talk on Design-for-Recycling and bridging the Design-Recycling gap.

After the presentations there is ample time for a visit to the booths and for networking. Snacks and drinks will be within hand reach.

 cEDM Event 2014

Presentations:
  •  Presentation: cEDM activity overview (Geert Willems, imec - cEDM)
  •  Presentation: iNEMI activities - projects and iNEMI value proposition (Grace O'Malley, iNEMI)
  •  Presentation: SPM – Electronics design, production and testing in Scandinavia: SPM activities (Hans Fhær Larsen, SPM)
  •  Presentation: ENIAC GreenElec project on Electronics design and recycling (Ruud Balkenende (Project leader), Philips - Nat Lab)
Date:
Friday, October 4, 2013
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Imec’s Center of Electronics Design & Manufacturing activities are aimed at supporting the industry in the development of cost effective quality electronics. When improved, multidisciplinary insight in the physical realisation of electronics throughout the electronic supply chain is brought to the operational departments and factory floor by means of guidelines, tools, consultancy and training this has a significant positive effect on the business results. This event will give you an understanding of how and to what extent cEDM’s expertise may help your company.
An overview of cEDM activities will be presented. A view on what some of our cEDM partners have done with cEDM know-how and how they have thrived the last five years will be given.
Lena Eeckhout, Manager PCB Layout Services of Barco, will present Barco’s newly, worldwide deployed PCB/PBA New Product Introduction process. This NPI business process was developed and deployed in collaboration with imec’scEDM and integrates several of cEDM’s innovations (PCB specification, PCB failure calculation, PBA passport, Design-to-supplier matching, etc).
Eric Roskin now at Pepric has been working with cEDM for many years in the field of PCB/PBA design and manufacturing. He will share with you his cEDM collaboration experience as an industrialisation engineer.
After the presentations there is ample time for avisit to the booths and for networking.Thisgives you theopportunityto further explorethevarious aspects of thecEDMand imecservicesoffering as well as thecEDM partner network.Snacks and drinks will be within hand reach.

 cEDM Event 2013

Presentations:
  •  Presentation: imecservices (Steve Beckers, imec services)
  •  Presentation: cEDM activities from a business perspective (Geert Willems, imec cEDM)
  •  Presentation: Barco's PCB/PBA New Product Introduction methodology (Lena Eeckhout, Barco)
  •  Presentation: Working with cEDM in Industrialization (Eric Roskin, Pepric)
Date:
Friday, October 5, 2012
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Wat heeft cEDM de industrie te bieden? Hoe kunnen wetenschappelijk onderbouwde methoden vertaald worden naar nuttig toepasbare hulpmiddelen in de industrie? Hoe deze methoden inzetten doorheen de toeleveringsketen? cEDM partners getuigen.

Onze cEDM Partner ASML presenteert het MoVIP-project (Modellering van de Voorspelbaarheid van Initiële productkwaliteit.)

Het project bouwt voort op het Defect Opportunity (DO) en Defect-Per-Million-Opportunity (DPMO) concept, ontwikkeld op basis van IPC-7912 door cEDM, voor het kwantificeren van PBA kwaliteit, yield en testdekking. Zestien MoVIP projectpartners uit verschillende technologische disciplines werken het DO concept verder uit voor volledige industriële systemen (mechatronisch/optisch), rekening houdend met de afwijkende karakteristieken van deze systemen t.o.v. PBA’s.
MoVIP illustreert hoe een wetenschappelijk onderbouwde methode, ontwikkeld in het kader van het cEDM programma, antwoord geeft op een concrete bedrijfsproblematiek.

Na het presentatiegedeelte volgt een standenbezoek en mogelijkheid tot netwerking. Hierbij heeft u ruim de gelegenheid om diepgaander kennis te maken met verschillende aspecten van het cEDM programma en het cEDM netwerk. Standen van o.a. cEDM partnerbedrijven verschaffen u gelegenheid tot kennismaking, netwerking en informatie-uitwisseling. Dit alles begeleidt met een hapje en een drankje.

 cEDM Event 2012 (NL)
 cEDM Event 2012 (EN)

Presentations:
  •  Presentation: cEDM Activities (Geert Willems, imec)
  •  Presentation: MoVIP (Dick van Hees, ASML)
  •  Presentation: Influence of Pick & Place Machines on Product Quality (Sjef van Gastel, Assembléon)
Date:
Friday, September 30, 2011
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Wat heeft het EDM programma de industrie te bieden? Hoe helpt het EDM-programma de uitdagingen aan te gaan? EDM partners getuigen.
EDM Partner ASML illustreert hoe wetenschappelijke onderbouwde methoden, ontwikkeld in het kader van het EDM programma, antwoorden geven op deze concrete bedrijfsproblematiek. EDM partner OnSemi bespreekt de uitdagingen die moderne PBA’s en hun toepassingen betekenen voor een IC fabrikant.

De visie van het EDM programma, de belangrijkste resultaten en het nieuwe EDM initiatief VIS-traject Prosperita worden kort toegelicht. Prosperita beoogt de uitwerking en verspreiding van een generieke PBA (Printed Board Assembly) Design-for-Manufacturing en een PBA integratie handleiding, een traject waarin ook u kan participeren.

Na het presentatiegedeelte volgt een standenbezoek en mogelijkheid tot netwerking. Hierbij heeft u ruim de gelegenheid om diepgaander kennis te maken met verschillende aspecten van het EDM programma en het EDM netwerk. Rechtstreekse ervaringsuitwisseling rond de meerwaarde van EDM is mogelijk met EDM partner getuigen op de EDM programma stand. Standen van EDM partnerbedrijven, vakorganisaties, kenniscentra en Vlaamse industrie @ imec verschaffen u gelegenheid tot kennismaking, netwerking en informatie-uitwisseling.

 cEDM Event 2011

Presentations:
  •  Presentation: Intro (Filip Ponsaerts, imec)
  •  Presentation: Predictable Initial Product Performance (Ruud van Beek, ASML)
  •  Presentation: PBA kwaliteit: cijfers graag! (Geert Willems, imec)
  •  Presentation: Active Components in today's PBA: Challenges for ON Semi (Eddy Blansaer, ON Semi)
  •  Presentation: Electronic Design & Manufacturing Programma (Geert Willems, imec)
  •  Presentation: Standenoverzicht (Filip Ponsaerts, imec)
  •  Presentation: Novel PCB Technology Allowing Alternative Carrier Materials (Jan Vanfleteren, imec - UGent/CMST)
Date:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
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De bedrijfspartners van het ‘Electronic Design & Manufacturing’ programma, die verschillende schakels vertegenwoordigen van de elektronische toeleveringsketen, geven hun visie. De uitdagingen gesteld aan hedendaagse elektronica ontwikkeling, productie en implementatie worden door de EDM partners vanuit verschillende gezichtspunten belicht afhankelijk van hun positie in de toeleveringsketen. Zo geeft Barco, als OEM, een ‘ontwerp’ visie. PsiControl bekijkt het luik ‘testbaarheid & herstelling’. Connectronics, als EMS, belicht de ‘printed board assemblage’ (PBA) kant. Eurocircuits behandelt de printed circuit board (PCB) ‘fabricage en toelevering’ aspecten.
Samenwerking biedt meerwaarde. Daarom stimuleert EDM de samenwerking in de elektronische toeleveringsketen. Vanuit Nederland krijgen we een getuigenis rond ‘samenwerking in de toeleveringsketen’ door NEVAT/EMS. De NEVAT/EMS technologiegroep gaat samen de technische uitdagingen aan.
De visie van het EDM programma, de belangrijkste resultaten en het aanbod van het EDM programma worden toegelicht.

 cEDM Event 2010

Presentations:
  •  Presentation: Electronic Design & Manufacturing programma (Geert Willems, imec)
  •  Presentation: Het Barco ontwerp proces (Ivan Malfait, Barco)
  •  Presentation: Testbaarheid & herstelling (Jan Derde, PsiControl)
  •  Presentation: Printed Board Assemblage (Bart Allaert, Connectronics)
  •  Presentation: Fabricage & toelevering (Dirk Stans, Eurocircuits)
  •  Presentation: Samenwerking in de toeleveringsketen (Hans Simonse, NEVAT/EMS
Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Kennis betreffende de technologie van Printed Circuit Board Assemblages (PBA), de productiewijzen, de materialen en onderdelen, de falingsmechanismen, de regelgeving, enz.
De versplintering van de elektronische toeleveringsketen maakt dat deze kennis verspreid is over heel wat spelers – OEM, ontwerphuizen, PCB fabricanten, PB Assemblagebedrijven, componentleveranciers. Door de technologische evolutie en nieuwe, dynamische milieurichtlijnen zoals RoHS is de complexiteit sterk toegenomen. Het opstellen van de noodzakelijke ontwerpregels en kwalificatiemethoden voor de kosteffectieve ontwikkeling en productie van kwaliteitselektronica overstijgt daardoor de mogelijkheden van het individuele bedrijf.
Het Electronic Design & Manufacturing programma wil hierop een antwoord bieden. Het sleutelwoord is samenwerking. Een samenwerking tussen de industrie, IMEC, Sirris en andere kenniscentra die leidt tot wetenschappelijk onderbouwde Design-for-X regels, ontwerphulpmiddelen en kwalificatiemethoden. Deze laten toe PBA van betere kwaliteit te ontwerpen die toch kostefficiënter kan geproduceerd worden, ook in onze regio.
X staat voor de niet-elektrisch functionele ontwerpaspecten zoals maakbaarheid, betrouwbaarheid, testbaarheid en conformiteit met de milieuregelgeving.

 EDM Launch Event

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