The Internet of Things (IoT) will require vast quantities of sensors in order to succeed. Cost-effective production of sensor systems is, therefore, a key prerequisite as they enable devices and systems to capture and process the properties of the physical world. With an increasingly networked world and the Internet of Things, the demand for such sensor solutions will see a dramatic rise. In addition, sensors are increasingly employed in smartphones and lifestyle products.
The Iosense project unifies 33 partners from six countries.The consortium spans expertise and partners along the whole value chain. Large companies, SMEs and research institutes have all capabilities and necessary infrastructure for research, manufacturing as well as bringing the results to market. The CTR is represented in several work packages and offers expertise in the areas of heterogeneous integration technologies, packaging, Inkjet & 3D printing as well as photonic systems.
IoSense expected results
At the heart of IoSense is the building of three fully-networked pilot lines with complementary competencies: from the development of new sensor technologies and methods for competitive high-volume manufacturing to the creation of new application examples.The highly specialised front-end/back-end sensor-pilot lines for the "Internet of Everything" will be implemented at the Infineon locations in Dresden and Regensburg. IoSense will increase the manufactruing capacity o sensor/MEMS components in the involved pilot lines by factor of 10 while improving manufacturing cost and time by 30 %. Finally, the time for idea-to-market for new sensor systems is intended to be brought down to less than one year.