HOW WE DO IT

EXCELLENCE IN STRUCTURING AND MANAGING PROJECTS

 

CSEM Brasil has technical capacity and experience to, along with its customers, leverage innovation resources through incentive laws, tax and sector incentives, economic subsidies or research and development funding for the productive sector, relating with development agencies for innovation and business.

In addition, we have teams dedicated to project management, who use the main management methodologies and tools to optimize costs and monitor processes.

ACCESS TO THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

 

We have an extensive network of international partnerships and alliances, involving important centers such as CSEM S/A, Imperial College London, EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), among others. Our proximity to some of the world’s largest research institutes gives us access to the most advanced projects in terms of innovation.

PROMOTION AND INCENTIVE LAWS

PATHWAYS TO INNOVATION

CSEM Brasil develops produces and delivers high value-added technological solutions that are materialized based on the demand and challenges experienced by its customers, generating differentiation and competitiveness.

In order to generate new business and leverage results, we have developed state-of-the-art technologies. We focus on the actual potential of the market, building in Brazil the foundations for industries of the future.

CSEM Brasil’s investments in infrastructure for research, development and support have already exceed BRL 100 million, being established as a reference center in the country and connected to an international innovation ecosystem.

In addition to the skills, we have already proven to experience in, we are able to create and to enable innovative solutions in several fields of knowledge.

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R&D PROJECTS

We structure, execute and monitor R&D projects in several industrial sectors, always being results-oriented and applying cutting-edge technology.

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NEW PRODUCTS

We have deep expertise in developing new products, either inedited products or enhancements that generate differentiation.

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NEW TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS

We develop new applications for the technologies developed to strengthen markets and deliver tangible high value-added solutions.

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NEW BUSINESSES

The delivery of solutions developed – new technologies, products or applications – include the generation of new businesses. We create the foundations for the production of new product lines, companies and fields of activity.

COMPETENCES

Printed Electronics

Description

Printed electronics is a set of printing techniques and methods used to produce electronic devices. These devices are created from the deposition of semiconductor inks on any substrate. CSEM Brasil specializes in the printing processes of electronic devices, such as roll-to-roll printing, slot die, screen printing, blade coating and spiral roll coating.

In the printing processes, any solution-processed materials, such as organic or inorganic semiconductors, metal conductors, nanoparticles, nanotubes, among others, can be used. These materials are capable of producing electronic circuits on different types of substrates (including flexible surfaces), such as plastics, glass, metals and ceramics.

The organic photovoltaics (OPV) is an outstanding case in which CSEM is the world leader in terms of results. OPV is the technology of the future to produce solar energy. Due to the characteristics of printed electronics, it was possible to make it lightweight, transparent, flexible, recyclable, with low carbon footprint and great design appeal.

CSEM Brasil is at the forefront of this next generation semiconductor industry. Globally, we are the most prepared research center to continue the OPV research and to place this technology in the market.

Applications

Printed electronics include technologies such as organic and hybrid photovoltaic (OPV/DSSC) cells, supercapacitors and printed batteries, OLEDs, electroluminescent devices, fuel cells, flexible circuits, low cost radio frequency identifiers (RFID) and antennas, printed sensors, as well as memory and logical processing devices.

All technologies are compatible with roll-to-roll printing manufacturing processes, using flexible substrates with different types of materials, in a continuous, highly scalable and cost-effective production process.

Printed electronics applications serve various sectors of the economy, such as the energy, automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, health, consumer electronics, automation and many other segments.

As for the development of projects with the industry, the main focus of CSEM currently is the development of new applications for organic solar panels (OPV). However, projects in the area of electroluminescence have already been carried out, and the current infrastructure is prepared for display and flexible electronics printing.

Infrastructure

CSEM Brasil has the most modern facilities, equipment and laboratories for PD&I, characterization, design and prototyping of organic electronic devices. In addition, the center has the largest and most modern roll-to-roll printing line in the world, with 5 sequential stations for the production of organic solar panels.

The building has two floors, the first one with laboratories – cleanrooms class 10,000 and 1,000 – and the second floor is the administrative office.

The cleanrooms include Electronics, Chemistry and Optics laboratories equipped with the most modern systems, such as the five-layer in-line blade coating used to produce devices with organic semiconductors.

Some examples of equipment used by CSEM are: Glove Box equipped with a plasma evaporation chamber, Surface Scanner, UV-VIS Laminator, Laser & Trimmer, Screen & Stencil Printer, Viscometer, Mini Roll, Climate Chamber, Solar Simulator, Roller Mixer, Optical Light Source, Micro-processing drying oven, Digital Oscilloscope, among many others.

Micro-systems

Description

It is the set of facilities, technologies and processes designed to produce compact high-precision devices, gathering electrical, electronic, optical and fluidic components in a single substrate.

CSEM has unique facilities in Brazil for the development and production of LTCC based microcircuits, the ideal ceramic technology for high precision devices, resistant to harsh environments. This technology used worldwide (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics), represents enormous innovation potential for the domestic industry for it enables Brazil to compete in strategic sectors such as oil and gas, mining, aerospace, automotive, communications and defense.

Applications

Using LTCC technology products, CSEM develops sensors, actuators and systems in nanotechnology and microtechnology, for both electronics and mechanics, that can be used for different applications in the industry. Here are some examples:

 

  • Agribusiness: control of agricultural processes,
  • Transport: production of goods, such as components for airplanes and vehicles,
  • Health: solutions for medical and hospital use, such as the pacemakers,
  • Communication: cell phone components,
  • IT: computer components,
  • Energy: increase of fuel efficiency,
  • Safety: various sensors.

Infrastructure

CSEM Brasil invested 10 years of work and over BRL 100 million to create a research, development and support infrastructure and became a reference center connected to an international innovation ecosystem. It is worth mentioning our cleanrooms, categories 1,000 to 10,000, including all stages of production.

With a climatic chamber to storage high-sensitivity materials, a furnace for treatment of unpolymerized ceramic material, a high-speed precision laser for cutting and adjusting devices, and a high precision printed circuit printer, it is possible to develop and manufacture in the Brazil some of the most important miniaturized elements for the precision electronics industry.

We also have programmable dryers, automatic stacker with high-precision optical alignment, programmable high-pressure isostatic laminator, ultra-precision cutting system, hot blade for high and low temperature ceramics, and precision apparatus to form circuit paths.

Our laboratories use industrial furnaces for LTCC and HTCC, Reflow welding furnace and tunnel furnace for post-firing processes. They also use high-resolution profilometer, high precision digital viscometer, programmable conditioning greenhouse, and 2D and 3D microscopes and stereoscopic loupes. We also have an assembly machine for electronic components, a liquid dispenser for encapsulation of circuits, and an automatic Stencil & Screen Cleaner.

Customized Solutions

Description

CSEM Brasil develops high value-added customized solutions to face the challenges experienced by our partners.

We understand that innovations arise from a collective effort, bringing together the most qualified teams on the frontier of knowledge.

First, we rely on the complementary skills and experiences of our team: diverse in terms of culture, knowledge and areas of expertise. In addition, we also work in partnership with the most respected companies and research institutions abroad, which are at the forefront of their respective fields of activity.

Connected to the global innovation ecosystem, CSEM Brasil has access to the best ones in the world. So, it is easier to find innovative solutions that effectively deliver results, adding value and competitiveness for the industry.

Applications

There are many possibilities for the development of a technological solution with CSEM. Here are some examples of who has worked in partnership with us and see how it works:

BOSCH
Unplanned shutdowns, delays and losses in the mine operation led BOSCH to invest in a customized solution with us. We developed an IoT project on intelligent conveyor belts for ore transportation. See the complete case here.

PHILIPS
Philips relied on CSEM Brasil’s R &D expertise to develop solutions for medical diagnostic equipment. Using organic photodetectors to quantify X-ray radiation was identified as a technology with high economic potential. Learn more by clicking on the link.

Industry of the Future in Pernambuco state
The Government of Pernambuco state wanted to improve the competitiveness of its market. Based on a detailed study of local industry and the innovation ecosystem, CSEM defined a strategic map for the investment to be made by the government. Click here to learn more about the project.

 

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TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

CSEM BRASIL HAS EXPERTISE IN CREATING STRATEGIES AND STRUCTURING INNOVATION PROCESSES FOR COMPANIES BY USING METHODOLOGIES TESTED AND RECOGNIZED AT GLOBAL LEVEL.

We offer consulting services to private companies and public institutions. We assess the potential of technological solutions and their transversal aspects, either to explore internal market opportunities or to use tax and promotion incentives available in Brazil.

Your challenge is our specialty.

Whatever the problem may be, whatever your industry or sector may be, no matter the size – our advanced technology platforms and highly qualified and experienced teams are ready to develop customized cutting-edge solutions.

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