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SAL Science & Stories No. 13 / August 2020
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  1. Save the Date: SAL Roadshow - September 17, Graz
  2. iLIDS4SAM project to improve safety for autonomous driving of the future
  3. Paper: Vacuum-assisted selective adhesive imprinting for photonic packaging of complex MOEMS devices. Assembly of minituarized particle sensor
  4. Project call for cooperative research: Development of high performance PZT layer based on sputtering technology
  5. Project call for cooperative research: Development of piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers for gas flowmeters
  6. Find the cow - SAL makes research tangible for kids
  7. This is what happened when Gerald Murauer's daugther visited our office


A message from Gerald Murauer, Executive Director of SAL

For us at SAL, it is important to work on innovative projects that tackle the challenges of the 21st century. If you want to learn more about our research topics, we cordially invite you to our SAL Roadshow on September 17th in Graz. Join us in discussing how we can jointly solve research challenges together! We are looking for challenges that improve our everyday life, such as autonomous driving, where we are currently working on a new project to increase safety of such vehicles. 

Save the Date: SAL Roadshow - September 17, Graz
At SAL, we work in the innovative research areas of Sensor Systems, RF (Radio Frequency) Systems, Power Electronics, System Integration Technologies and Embedded Systems on EBS key technologies and research topics such as Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IOT), autonomous driving, cyber- physical systems (CPS), Smart City, Smart Energy or Smart Health. With the SAL Roadshow, we want to tell you more about our research and development as well as our unbureaucratic cooperation models. 

After a welcome address by MMag.a Barbara Eibinger-Miedl (State Councilor for Economy, Tourism, Regions, Science and Research) and a short keynote by Dr. Gerald Murauer (SAL Executive Director) you get the chance to exchange ideas with our researchers in World Cafés to find out more about our research fields and our opportunities for cooperation. From 6:30 p.m. onwards, there will be an opportunity for informal exchange during dinner and networking.

The next roadshow will take place on September 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Hotel Weitzer in Graz. Afterwards, we will be in Klagenfurt on October 22 and in Linz on November 18.

Register for Roadshow Graz

iLIDS4SAM project to improve safety for autonomous driving of the future 

The re­search project “iLID­S4SAM” is dedi­cated to sensor systems that provide autonomous road and rail vehi­cles with a three-dimen­sional image of their surround­ings. In addi­tion, the systems will also be able to antic­i­pate danger situ­a­tions. Under the overall coor­di­na­tion of Infi­neon Austria, eleven leading Austrian project part­ners from industry and science, including SAL, are pooling their know-how and exper­tise in this project.

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Paper: Vacuum-assisted selective adhesive imprinting for photonic packaging of complex MOEMS devices. Assembly of minituarized particle sensor
Together with partners from TU Graz and AMS AG, SAL researchers Jaka PribošekMarkus ZaunerJochen Bardong and Alfred Binder published a paper on "Vacuum-assisted selective adhesive imprinting for photonic packaging of complex MOEMS devices. Assembly of minituarized particle sensor" in IEEE Sensors Journal. 

In this paper they propose the selective adhesive bonding technique using contact imprinting from thin adhesive layers spin-coated on the sacrificial polymer foils. The contact imprinting process is assisted with vacuum. They propose three different methods in order to improve the selectivity of the adhesive application, control the adhesive thickness and reduce the pull-off adhesive force and prevent die sticking. They apply these methods in assembly of a miniaturized optical particle counter confronted with several strict assembly requirements, such as selective bonding with small feature size (<200 μm), minimal adhesive thickness (<15μm), precise out-of plane tolerances, low adhesive squeeze-out and airtight and hermetically sealed packaging. A successful contact imprinting was demonstrated with ratio of vacuum tool area to adhesive contact area of 1:20. Die-bonding with minimal feature size of 70 μm and trench size of 25 μm was demonstrated.


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Project call for cooperative research: Development of high performance PZT layer based on sputtering technology

The goal of the project is the devel­op­ment of advanced piezo thin-film depo­si­tion process with a sput­tering tool for piezo MEMS appli­ca­tion.

Partner call open until September 21, 2020

Start of the project: October 1, 2020

Contact: contact@silicon-austria.com

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Project call for cooperative research: Development of piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers for gas flowmeters

The goal of the project is the design, fabri­ca­tion, char­ac­ter­i­za­tion, and pack­aging of advanced pMUT arrays (elevated temper­a­ture, high power density, wide band­width, and beam steering).

Partner call open until September 21, 2020

Start of the project: October 1, 2020

Contact: contact@silicon-austria.com

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Find the cow - SAL makes research tangible for kids
Find the Cow
During the JKU Science Holi­days, Julian Karoliny (Junior Scientist at SAL) together with the Insti­tute for Commu­ni­ca­tions Engi­neering and RF-Systems explained "Wireless Communication" to young students in a playful way. 

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This is what happened when Gerald Murauer's daugther visited our office
Erleuchtend erzählt
In a new interview with ErLeuchtend Erzählt by Doria, Gerald Murauer tells Doria Pfob (pictured) about his position at SAL, the goals to grow SAL, who inspired him and what his daughter thinks about his office.

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