Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology SA
CSEM is a privately held, R&D center established in 1984 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. From the beginning, CSEM has been committed to both applied and order-related R&D. This bridge function between economics and science is still a core aspect of the company, and CSEM has continuously adapted its research areas to the needs of industry. In addition to its initial proximity to the watchmaking industry, CSEM has expanded its fields of activity and now offers a wide range of technologies for various markets. CSEM has currently more than 500 employees and is mainly active in the fields of micro/nanotechnology, microelectronics, systems engineering, and information and communication technologies carrying out applied research, development, prototyping and small series production.
Role within SBR
CSEM will provide expertise in the fields of wireless communication, ultra-low power systems, thin film optics, micro and nanostructures, and printable electronics. Within SBR, CSEM will be leading WP5 including system design, sensors printing and integration, i.e. designing the communication part (wireless power and data transmission), antenna (design and printing), printing interconnectors and sensors, e.g. pressure, temperature, pH. CSEM will implement a new hybrid integration assembly approach, i.e. combining printed electronic components with/on foil equipped with conventional Surface-Mounted components (SMDs) in order to ensure the smartness of the implants.