High Tech Systems is the 'mother' of other key technology areas in the Southeast Netherlands
The High Tech Systems industry is crucial to the development of knowledge, technologies and enterprises. It is strongly represented in the Brainport region, with top international technology companies such as Philips, ASML, Océ and FEI Company based here.
The interface between the High Tech Systems industry and industrial design, food technology, life sciences & health, automotive and smart materials & chemistry provides the springboard for a wide range of innovations and applications. The potential for growth is significant, for individual sectors and cross-industry.
High Tech Systems applications include robotics, electromechanical materials and control systems, motion controllers with mechanical actuators, linear motors, motor management, remote monitoring and diagnosis, guided transport systems and embedded systems. The multiple markets served by these applications range from semiconductor, precision and nanotech systems, micro- and nano-assembly systems to logistic systems, office and production automation, and systems for handling, packaging, printing and processing goods.
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Electron microscope: Phenom
Researchers use the world’s most advanced commercial electron microscope to perform authoritative nanotechnological research and generate unparalleled nanotechnological developments.
Endless possibilities to create better experiences
LED lighting is arguably the most profound change the lighting industry has witnessed since the invention of electric light itself. LEDs are transforming the nature of lighting by opening up new possibilities for how and where artificial light is used to enhance the human experience.
With the 2011 theme ‘Health in the Intelligent Community’, the Brainport region is again one of the top 7 most intelligent regions of the world!
Breakthrough in digital pathology
A rapid digital pathology scanner that can significantly accelerate the study of tissue samples in the diagnosis of cancer means that a tissue sample can be scanned in just 50 seconds and produce a high resolution of 10GB.
The Lunaris is an Etch Resist Printer, intended to operate in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). In current PCB production processes, the substrate is laminated with a photo resist and using a lithographic process the desired photo mask is created on the substrate. With the development of the Lunaris, it is possible to skip the expensive task of creating the mask that is required for illuminating the photo resist.
High-speed spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
Dutch research organization TNO has developed a novel disruptive concept in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), with breakthrough ultrafast deposition rates of 1 nm/s for Al2O3. Using spatial ALD, instead of temporal (i.e. time-switched) ALD, TNO researchers deposit 30 nm of Al2O3 in 30 seconds.
Even smaller chip with even more memory
The chip industry is convinced that developments in the technology will continue unrestrained for another 25 years. For example, ultraviolet light, an enormous lens and sophisticated software enable an ASML machine to visualise patterns with an accuracy of 45 nanometres – or a 45 millionth of a millimetre. Soon that scale will come down to 20 or 30 nanometres, thanks to a new light source.