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The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is the leading European beneficiary of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) framework research and innovation programme in the field of "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICT). From its 2017 application proposals, the European Commission has selected 11 projects involving the participation of the CEA. This excellent result confirms the leading position of the CEA in this research sector in Europe.
The 2017 application proposals for the H2020 programme in the field of ICT identify 11 research and innovation projects involving the CEA. The latter has secured European subsidies to a total of nearly 10.5 million euros. This makes the CEA the leading European beneficiary in 2017.
Among the 11 projects selected for the CEA, four are to receive subsidies in excess of one million euros. These projects bear witness to the diversity of leading edge research conducted by the CEA:
The 3D-Muse project, also conducted by the CEA-LETI and subsidized to the value of 3.85 million euros, 1.6 million (or 41.8%) of which are allotted to the CEA, is researching the 3D-integration of CMOS transistors with dense interconnections for applications in intelligent sensors which are simultaneously ultra-miniaturized and operate with very low energy consumption. This project will permit the exploitation of a 3D sequential technology, described as "Coolcube", developed by the CEA for More-than-More operation, and incorporating CMOS transistors on highly-specialized multiple levels, executed using widely varying technological processes in each stage.
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.