Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO is an independent applied research institution with a staff of ±4500 people and an annual turnover exceeding €500M€. TNO maintains close contacts with universities and basic research institutions in order to translate up-to-date knowledge and insights into practical applications. Clients include government, large companies and SME’s. TNO will contribute to this project via its Business Unit Holst Centre. Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D center that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. Holst Centre has over 180 employees from 28 nationalities. The ‘Oxide and Organic Transistor’ research program of the HOLST Centre is the relevant activity of Holst Centre in this project. It specializes in processing on large and flexible substrates, in particular using solution-processing technologies. The “Organic and Oxide” program has realized backplanes for a wide variety of flexible display and non-display applications using both organic as well as oxide semiconductors. Integrated with memory and sensors, the same transistor technology was used for making novel products like large area sensors and wireless identification circuits.
Located on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre benefits from the state-of-the-art on-site facilities. Holst Centre has there its own clean room facilities (cleaning of substrates, spincoating, various sheet-based printing equipment, mask-less lithography up to 320x351mm substrate size, gloveboxes, STM/AFM, all equipment to characterize transistor devices such as 3 FET probe stations + semiconductor parameters analyzers for manual and automated testing, I–V and C–V characterization setups are available and operational.