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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. Its activities range from system and component design through component fabrication, integration into systems and packaging. It implements III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies.

Published on 25 February 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. Its activities range from and component design through component fabrication, integration into systems and packaging. It implements III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies.
he technologies developed can be applied to lighting, microdisplays, optical transmission, visible and IR imaging, astrophysics systems and many other applications.

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 spac, and 900 sq. m of clean rooms dedicated to III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies. These resources complement the equipment available at the 300 mm nanoelectronics platform and at the 200 mm and 300 mm microsystems platform. 

With its staff of 300, more than 300 instruments and machines, and its breadth of R&D and high-quality research results (around 60 patents filed each year), the platform is the R&D partner of choice for over 40 companies, 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)