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​The photonics platform is France's largest R&D center for the development, characterization, and simulation of optoelectronic systems and components. The platform's activities range from system and component design through to component fabrication, integration into systems, and packaging and cover III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies.

Published on 24 January 2017

Excellence In Innovative Optical Systems 
The photonics platform is France’s largest R&D center for the development, characterization, and simulation of optoelectronic systems and components. The platform’s activities range from system and component design through to component fabrication, integration into systems, and packaging and cover III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies.

The technologies developed can be applied to lighting, microdisplays, optical transmission, visible and IR imaging, astrophysics systems, and more.

The platform is home to 1,500 sq. m of characterization facilities, 300 sq. m of packaging labs, 1,500 sq. m of materials research space, and 
900 sq. m of clean rooms dedicated to III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies. These resources round out the equipment available at the 300 mm nanoelectronics platform and the 200 mm and 300 mm microsystems platform. 

With a staff of 300, more than 300 instruments and machines, a broad scope of R&D, and high-quality research results (60 patents filed per year), the platform is the R&D partner of choice of more than 40 companies, including STMicroelectronics, Alcatel-Lucent, Thales (via III–V Lab), Sofradir, Aledia, MicroOLED, and others.

KEY FIGURES:
  • 12,600 sq. m of facilities
  • €45 million in equipment
  • 300 engineers and technicians
  • 60 new patents filed per year, portfolio of 400 patents
R&D AREAS: 
Development of innovative optoelectronic systems like LEDs, microdisplays, optical sensors, integrated photonics, and imagers

NOTABLE EQUIPMENT:
More than 300 pieces of equipment; €5 million to €6 million annual investment

LOCATION:
Leti (Grenoble)