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Luc Van den hove
IOT industrial

The Next Generation of Robots: Inspired by Nature, Tailored by Man

To interact with the people around them, robots need humanlike senses. They might even need to be equipped with some sort of ‘artificial intuition’.

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“You can’t make an advanced chip without relying on European technology”

Imec CEO Luc van den hove talks about Europe’s digital strategy, the future of Moore’s law, and the start-up landscape.

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Wi-Fi HaLow: A Promising Connectivity Technology for Large-Scale Industrial IoT Deployments

Imec researchers have evaluated Wi-Fi HaLow’s capability to support mission-critical industrial wireless sensor & actuator (IWSAN) applications

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With firm roots in nanoelectronics, our portfolio covers a range of hardware and software technologies.

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