Mona Okroy-Hellweg
Senior Manager Marketing and Communications
IVAM Microtechnology Network
Oct. 30, 2019
Mona Okroy-Hellweg
Senior Manager Marketing and Communications
IVAM Microtechnology Network

High-tech microelectronics and electronic components for reliable and durable wearables

Microelectronics has a long tradition at COMPAMED. Every year, companies and institutes from all over the world present new miniaturized products, necessary accessories for reliable operation or inform about sophisticated services in the field of R&D. 

Here is a brief insight into the portfolio of exhibiting companies and institutes of the IVAM area at COMPAMED in the field of electronics and accessories for high-precision microelectronics.

Complex microelectronic modules for the medical sector

AEMtec GmbH, a leading European provider of hybrid micro and optoelectronic applications, develops, qualifies and produces complex modules for the medical sector, such as wearables, handhelds, diagnostics, medical equipment, imaging and acoustic systems and laboratory diagnostics.

AEMtec meets high quality assurance and is ISO 13485 (Medical) certified. Innovative technologies like UBM, SBA, Dicing, COB, FC, SMD or Box-Build reduce delivery times and costs.

CorTec AirRay Electrodes: laser based technology for applications in the central and peripheral nervous system. Image Source: CorTec GmbH

Next generation of active implants: brain-machine interface

The CorTec GmbH enables communication between the nervous system and artificial intelligence. CorTecs Brain Interchange technology is an implantable system that records and stimulates brain activity chronically for long-term use. 

As a closed-loop system, it can control stimulation online, based on brain activity recorded simultaneously. 

In addition, the company is providing single individual components like flexible electrodes or high-channel encapsulations together with electronics and software. They are characterized by the same set of features: high precision, high flexibility in design and high number of channels.

Cutting-edge micro miniature modules for medical and industrial applications

Ultra-low Power and cost effective solutions. Image Source: Microdul AG

Microdul AG specializes in high-quality microelectronics. The company's three business lines are customized modules, thick-film and mixed-signal Iow-power ASICs. 

With ISO 13485, the company's core competence is in producing cutting-edge micro miniature modules for medical and industrial applications, such as implants, hearing aids or modules for use in healthcare.


Development, production and full service of electronics

SMT ELEKTRONIK GmbH is an expert for the development, production and the full service of electronic assemblies and devices. 

Customers could enter the project on every step of the process chain with the help of the specifically created EMS-Preflight method. 

SMT ELEKTRONIK works from the very beginning in series – ranging from design and series production to a reliable service. EMS-Preflight evaluates simultaneously the four key factors of the series-reliable assembly production and navigates the customer’s product idea precisely into the market.

Miniaturized modular encapsulated camera for endoscopy, equipped with integrated image capture and storage, developed in the EndoTrace project. Image Source: (C) Volker Mai / Fraunhofer IZM

Ultraminiaturized implants, cardiovascular diagnostics and multisensor monitoring

The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM works on advanced integration techniques for innovative medical devices. 

Applications range from ultraminiaturized implants, cardiovascular diagnostic catheters to wearables for multisensor monitoring. The researchers use high-end processes like flex circuit integration, stretchable electronics and wafer level high-density integration to enable next generation medical electronics. 

Sensors and wireless interfaces complement these technologies. Risk analysis and biocompatibility assessment ensure compliance with the Medical Device Regulation.

RFID components for  medical devices and process optimization in hospitals

FEIG ELECTRONIC develops and manufactures RFID components for installation in medical devices and for process optimization in hospitals as well as hybrid barcode systems and wearables for material supply and e-Kanban. 

For integration into respiratory or in-vitro diagnostic devices numerous RFID modules are offered, which clearly identify samples, reagents or attached accessories. To optimize processes in hospitals, RFID readers are used for the identification of beds, textiles or medicines, as well as patients undergoing various treatment steps.

The ID ISC.M02.M8-B is an RFID read / write device for installation in medical devices. Image Source: FEIG ELECTRONIC GmbH

Printed circuit boards from Switzerland

Optiprint introduces new products in the field of flex and rigid flex PCBs at COMPAMED 2019.

These include flex- and flex-rigid PCB's, ultra-thin rigid multilayer PCBs for interposer applications (chip-packaging solutions), ultra-fine line structures line/space < 25 µm, printed circuit boards with ticer foil, thin film resistor technology or FaradFlex capacity foil, DIG, EPIG or ISIG, as alternative surface to ENEPIG. These surface treatments are particularly suited for gold wire bonding.

Push-pull connectors for a variety of challenging applications

LEMO offers a large choice of  plastic connector such as the REDEL 1P as well as cable solutions from Northwire for medical applications. Image Source: LEMO S.A.

LEMO is the acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom connection and cable solutions. LEMO's high quality push-pull connectors are found in a variety of challenging application environments including medical, industrial control, test and measurement, audio-video and telecommunications.

The company has been designing precision connectors for seven decades. Offering more than 75,000 combinations of product that continue to grow through custom-specific designs, LEMO and its affiliated sister companies currently serve more than 100,000 customers.

Technical cables, coil cords and interconnectivity solutions

Northwire, Inc. is a responsive partner for developing and manufacturing customized technical cables, coil cords and complete interconnectivity solutions. The company offers technical cables tailored to unique application. 

Cables are often subsequently processed in a product development project. In the case of deadlines, complex cable specifications or official approvals may be overstretched. Northwire assists with custom cable projects to resolve any connectivity issues.

Northwire’s PTFE insulation and jacket material offers size and weight reduction with a high dielectric strength and thin wall. Image Source: Northwire Inc.

A visit to the IVAM area could be worth it. Meet international experts for high-tech electronics solutions.

We cordially invite you to visit the IVAM joint pavilion “High-tech for Medical Devices” in Hall 8a. On 700 sqm of space, 55 companies present their solutions for medical technology. The IVAM exhibitor catalog includes all profiles of this year’s exhibitors and will help you plan your visit in hall 8a. The file is available at in the download-section on the right-hand side.