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​Listes des partenaires industriels 

Published on 16 February 2017

Co-created and co-managed by Thaels, Nokia Networks and Leti, The mission of III-V Lab is to perform research and development on III-V semiconductor components, and integration with Si circuits and micro-systems, from basic research to technology transfer for industrialisation, or to small scale and pilot line production. III-V Lab takes advantage of the commonalities between the technologies developed for different markets such as telecom, space, defence and security (for example, High bit rate Optical Fibre and Wireless Telecommunications, Microwave and Photonic systems for Defence, Security and Space)

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Applied’s expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables its customers to transform possibilities into reality. 
Leti and Applied Materials are engaged in joint development programs to develop innovative materials and process integration using advanced Applied tools.

Mapper Lithography develops a groundbreaking maskless lithography solution for the semiconductor industry. With Mapper chip makers will be able to  create new applications within existing processes: for example, improve the resolution of one critical layer, increase the capacity of a small piece of integrated memory, or increase the depth of focus in a complicated layer: this simplifies the integration of different types of function, or can even make entire layers redundant… And all without expensive masks. 
A Mapper solution is cost-effective for both small and large production runs, because there are no startup costs (masks) for a new design. This makes small series affordable, and allows very small production runs that previously would have been impossible. In the extreme case, every chip can be made-to-measure. This opens the door to giving every chip its own physical hallmark. This hallmark could be used to protect bank cards, cars and equipment that is connected to the cloud.
For most applications, it is sufficient to employ Mapper for only a few process steps which increase the functionality of the chip significantly. Because existing processes can continue to be used for all the other steps, existing infrastructure can be re-used.
Since 10 years Leti and Mapper work together to develop the necessary infrastructure to implement this technology into chip manufacturing, this collaboration is called the IMAGINE program. In the program Leti evaluates the machine’s capability and develops the process integration and data handling infrastructure together with industry partners. Leti offers chip manufacturers and designers the opportunity to assess Mapper’s technology in a real manufacturing environment.

Mentor Graphics is a leader in electronic design automation software. It enables companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design. Among several subjects of interest where Mentor Graphics and Leti are collaborating together, Mentor Graphics is part of the IRT NanoElec, a renowned global public-private french hub located in Grenoble, for research and innovation in microelectronics.

Sofradir Group is the leading developer and manufacturer of infrared sensors for military, space, commercial and industrial applications. Its vast IR product portfolio covers the entire spectrum from visible to very far infrared. Sofradir Group pioneers developments in high performance IR detectors based on sophisticated technologies. Nearly a hundred employees, world premieres, major innovations in preparation: the joint laboratory Sofradir - Leti  will soon  celebrate 15  years of activity around a rich balance sheet. Dedicated to the cooled infrared components, it covers all aspects of development: metallurgy, electronics design, IR semi-conductor and packaging technologies.

Soitec  designs and produces innovative semiconductor materials for manufacturers of electronic components. The company offers unique and competitive solutions for miniaturizing chips, improving their performance and reducing their energy usage. In meeting the technical and economic challenges of mainstream electronics, Soitec  helps speed up the mobile and digital revolutions. Soitec  was founded in 1992 by two researchers from Leti and uses the Smart Cut™ process (invented at Leti) to produce on an industrial scale silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates.  For the past 20 years, Soitec and Leti have joined their R&D efforts within a common laboratory supporting an important R&D program aiming at developing disruptive technologies and new advanced substrates,  for the next generation of Soitec’s products.

STMicroelectronics is a world leader in providing the semiconductor solutions that make a positive contribution to people’s lives, today and into the future. Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions for Smart Driving and the Internet of Things. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented. As part of several spin-offs coming from Leti, the company EFCIS created in 1977 is behind the creation of STMicroelectronics. Since then, Leti and ST Microelectronics never stop to collaborate together following ST’ technical roadmaps and business targets. Presently Leti and ST Microelectronics are mainly partnering about Non-Volatile Memory, Imaging, Ultra-Low Power solutions for IoT.