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Success | Integrated circuits design
Tronics, founded in 1997, designs and manufactures high-performance custom MEMS. The company’s products are sold worldwide, with applications spanning the aerospace, defense, energy, healthcare, and transportation industries.
Tronics was the first foundry to offer MEMS on SOI—a field in which the company has successfully maintained its advantage. Technology—most notably a rich portfolio developed in conjunction with Leti—drives Tronics’ business.
Tronics delivers extensive know-how in high vacuum packaging and is currently developing a silicon nanowire-based detection technology. Tronics manufactures its accelerometers, gyrometers, RF components, and pressure sensors at plants in Grenoble, France and Dallas, TX. Depending on the application, the company develops custom MEMS or integrates standard functions. Tronics’ products are found in aerospace and defense equipment, medical devices, and industrial instrumentation. The company is also the world’s leading maker of MEMS seismic sensors for oil and gas exploration.
The company holds licenses to around 20 Leti patents and works with Leti through research agreements and multi-partner projects.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.