Since it was established, the CEA has supported and contributed the companies’ effort for innovation by putting its expertise and technologies at their service.
In the Suppliers area, you will find the CEA’s procurement policy and the possibility to consult and respond to current calls for tenders.
Learn about research equipment available to companies in the area of information and communication technologies.
The Micro/nanoelectronic Platform enables design, development and
manufacture of small series of integrated circuits and microsystems that will be produced in 3-5 years. Currently, CEA employs 800 people on this platform. The 500 pieces of major equipment for 200 and 300 mm silicon wafers on which electronic chips are etched are spread over 7,000 m2 of clean room space, representing a cumulative investment of over €1 billion. Only two other sites in the world have such resources.The platform operates 24/7 and work with 150 firms, including STMicroelectronics, Soitec and IBM.It optimizes the performance of electronic chips, electricity consumption and manufacturing processes. The priority: increase performance and chip functionality.
embedded systems design platform
With 3,000 m2 of rooms, 280 employees and several tens of millions of euros in CAD equipment, the embedded systems design platform has no equivalent in French research.It offers its industrial partners (STMicroelectronics, EADS, Schneider Electric, Delphi, SMEs, etc.) the possibility of
producing specific integrated circuits with high added value: breakthough architecture, advanced miniaturization, low consumption, high-level performance, etc.Integrated circuits are designed on site, from the initial specifications to final prototype tests. Some thirty patents are registered each year to protect the design and manufacturing process.
Cathode pulverization is used to deposit metallic layers on silicon plates in a clean room, one of the steps in manufacturing 3D 300 mm wafers© L.Godart/CEA
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.