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Panasonic extends imec deal to include flexible electronics

Luc van den Hove, president, imec

Belgian research institute imec has extended its R&D agreement with Panasonic for another three years. The new agreement between the two organisations is said to be a 'comprehensive and broadened collaboration', extending research to include flexible electronics.
Originally established in 2004 to focus on semiconductor process technology, the agreement now encompasses wireless communication, healthcare and next generation cmos technologies, as well as flexible electronics.

Luc Van den hove, pictured, imec's president and ceo, said: "I am very pleased that we will continue our strategic collaboration with Panasonic in the coming years. The extension and expansion of our research collaboration is a confirmation of the value of our research offering to the industry. Through a collaborative approach of R&D, sharing resources and results – but also by protecting the generated IP – imec supports Panasonic to be at the forefront of innovation."
Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Panasonic's cto, added: "We hope to strengthen our 'win-win' relationship."

Graham Pitcher

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