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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
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NEW TECHNOLOGIES | INTERNET OF THINGS | INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DESIGN | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Magnetic memory technology, mastered by the CEA and further explored as part of the European project GREAT, is particularly promising for the Internet of Things (IoT) as it should lower the cost to produce circuits for measurements, calculations and communications.
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL DISCIPLINES | COMPUTING | ELECTRONICS | SPINTRONICS | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Using optical rather than electrical technology to write to MRAM magnetic storage media would unlock a thousandfold speed increase and slash power consumption by a factor of 100. Spice aims to tackle this challenge and promote the use of non-volatile memory near processor cores. A computing revolution in perspective...
LASER | PHOTONICS | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Within the framework of the LASERLAB-EUROPE project, CEA is working towards sharing and opening up laser and photonics infrastructure to European scientists. Today, Laserlab is an important tool for the development of laser metrology and laser-based instrumentation for a wide range of applications and societal needs in the fields of health, security, environment, etc.
MATERIALS | ENERGIES
The CEA is coordinating the European Magenta project which was officially launched on 23 and 24 January 2017. The result of a very selective call for tender, this project is focused on research into thermoelectric materials that could be used in systems that value waste heat, for example in the automotive or micro-electronics industries.
ASTROPHYSICS | STATISTICAL PHYSICS | THEORETICAL PHYSICS | GALAXIES | MATHEMATICS
Helping scientists find their way through the data maze, DEDALE project intends to develop the next generation of data analysis methods for the new era of big data in astrophysics and compressed sensing.
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.