Shanghai, China and Grenoble, France –– March 16, 2016 — SITRI, the innovation center for accelerating the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things, and CEA-Leti, the Grenoble, France-based research and technology organization focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to industrial partners, in affiliation with MINATEC, the Grenoble, France-based innovation campus, today announced the signing of a comprehensive agreement for ongoing collaboration and cooperation in developing new technologies to power the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market.
The agreement combines the respective strengths of CEA-Leti and SITRI to accelerate the commercialization of innovative “More than Moore” technologies and develop the ecosystem needed to bring new ideas and companies in this space to the market. The framework agreement broadly covers all joint areas of research at SITRI and CEA-Leti, including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors, 5G radio-frequency (RF) front ends, ultra-low power computing and communication, radio-frequency silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI) and fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technologies.
“MINATEC is a world-class international innovation center that fosters a wide range of leading-edge IoT technology research and development which is home to CEA-Leti, the renowned international research institute in microelectronics,” said Charles Yang, President of SITRI. “Through this agreement and SITRI’s established platform for “More than Moore” commercialization, we can accelerate the adoption of these latest technologies and create a global innovation ecosystem for emerging IoT applications.”
“We are confident that this collaboration will be positive for China’s electronics industry, as well as for the Grenoble region’s growing SOI technology ecosystem,” said MINATEC Director Jean-Charles Guibert. Adds Marie-Noëlle Semeria, CEO of Leti, “Through this partnership, SITRI, MINATEC, CEA-Leti and the entire ecosystem will be able to promote and extend this ecosystem to SOI partners worldwide, and provide SOI solutions to the emerging Chinese IoT market.”
SOI, or “Silicon on Insulator,” is a key technology in the development of Moore’s Law and
“More than Moore” solutions for the IC industry. SOI brings cost, performance, power and integration advantages to the areas of ICs, RF, MEMS, and communications.
About SITRI: SITRI (Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute) is an innovation center established to accelerate the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things. As a global organization, SITRI offers its partners and customers a comprehensive solution offering – from funding, IP and ecosystem development to engineering services, marketing research, manufacturing resources and China market access – to help them more quickly move their ideas from concept to commercialization. For more information, visit www.sitrigroup.com
About CEA-Leti (France): As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Technological Research Division, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 59 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. Leti pioneers SOI technology as well as MEMS and NEMS, and CoolCube 3D monolithic integration. With a staff of more than 1,900, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Follow us on http://www.leti.fr
About MINATEC (France): The MINATEC innovation campus is home to 3,000 researchers, 1,200 students, and 600 business and technology transfer experts on a 20-hectare state-of-the-art campus with 13,000 m² of clean room space. MINATEC’s mission is to become an international leader in innovation and technology by bringing together leading micro and nanotechnology experts from higher education, research, and industry on a single site. This unique ecosystem of shared technology platforms and expertise drives collaborative projects that will foster tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs. For more information, visit http://www.minatec.org/en
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