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Imec and Bühler Leybold enable high-throughput manufacturing of filter-on-chip CMOS sensors

Date Announced: 11 Apr 2022

LEUVEN (Belgium) and ALZENAU (Germany) – Bühler Leybold Optics, a supplier of cutting-edge thin-film vacuum coaters and imec, a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics, announce that they have qualified Bühler’s HELIOS 800 tool to meet the stringent standards of the semiconductor industry and developed high performance filters for optical image sensors. The enhanced tool opens up many new applications that require a precise deposition of high-quality optical stacks at high manufacturing speed. The development is going to lead to a new generation of high-resolution low-cost hyperspectral imaging sensors.

With over 150 years of experience, Bühler Leybold Optics is a leading supplier of thin-film vacuum coating technology for a variety of applications. Our state-of-the art solutions include: precision, laser or ophthalmic optics applications, coatings for EUV/DUV lithography, patterned optical filters on active device wafers; automotive or architectural glass; coatings on flexible films for capacitors or optical applications. Leybold Optics is headquartered in Alzenau (Germany) with additional production facilities in Raleigh (USA) and Beijing (China).


About imec 

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,000 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands,  and the USA, and offices in China, India, Taiwan and Japan. In 2020, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 680 million euro. 



Bühler Leybold Optics
Siemensstraße 88
Tel. +49 (0)6023 500 0
imec Leuven (headquarters)
Remisebosweg 1
3001 Leuven
Tel. +32 16 28 12 11

E-mail: leyboldoptics@buhlergroup.com

Web Site: www.imec-int.com

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