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8"& 12" Microsystems Platform

The 8"and 12"microsystems platform develops sensors, switches, RF components, components for photonics and IR applications, power components, and integrated packaging solutions. The platform’s highly-qualified staff, equipment, and international activities make it the world’s leading center for microsystems R&D. The objectives of the R&D conducted at the platform are to reduce component cost and energy consumption while increasing performance and reliability. The microsystems developed target the mobile telephony, medical, automotive, aeronautics, and other industries

Published on 27 February 2017

A world-class R&D facility

The 8" and 12" microsystems platform develops sensors, switches, RF components, components for photonics and IR applications, power components, and integrated packaging solutions. The platform’s highly-qualified staff, equipment, and international activities make it the world’s leading center for microsystems R&D. The objectives of the R&D conducted at the platform are to reduce component cost and energy consumption while increasing performance and reliability. The microsystems developed target the mobile telephony, medical, automotive, aeronautics, and other industries.

The platform has 25 ongoing strategic partnerships with component and systems manufacturers and end users. Its activities cover the entire component-development chain, from simulation, design, and technology development to demonstrator systems and industrial scale-up. Other activities include advanced morphological and electrical characterization and reliability studies. Finally, the platform investigates new materials, validates innovative technologies, develops non-volatile memory, and studies 3D integration. 

KEY FIGURES:
  • Open 24-7 
  • 4,500 sq. m of clean rooms
  • 340 research scientists and technicians
  • 45 patents filed per year
  • €12 million annual investment
R&D AREAS:
 8 inches and 12 inches microsystems simulation, development, demonstrators, and tech transfer

 NOTABLE EQUIPMENT:
400 pieces of major equipment

LOCATION:
 Leti (Grenoble)