Catapult/IRT meeting

A meeting for Catapult committees and IRT directors was held in London. The goal was for representatives of the two similar initiatives (Catapult in the UK and the IRTs in France) to share and compare their experiences, identify potential synergies, and work together to shape the future. The Catapult centers were set up by Innovate UK (formerly… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

IRT Nanoelec takes part in day-long conference on digital security in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

ANSSI (France’s national information systems security agency) held a day-long conference on digital security on March 23 with the support of Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Ense3 energy, water, and environmental engineering school and IRT Nanoelec. The meeting gave local stakeholders an opportunity to share their thoughts on digital security. The day’s program included speakers from… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

The three-question interview with Bruno Ragué, Associate Director, IRT Nanoelec

How likely is it that we will see any changes in public policy? The current situation is favorable. Since 2015, the International Year of Evaluation, there have been a number of initiatives to place evaluation at the center of public policy decisions in France. This is true in general terms (see https://www.evaluationvigie.fr/quel-est-limpact-des-evaluations-de-politiques-publiques-sgmap, as well as… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Post-event reports: IRT Nanoelec meetups

IRT Nanoelec held its fifth market-specific meeting on how IRT Nanoelec programs can contribute to innovation in data centers. The event brought in a big audience and the speakers shared their insights into how the market, technologies, and applications will shape the future of data centers. According to Yole, data traffic is expected to triple… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

IRT Nanoelec at Internet of Things trade show SIdO

The SIdO Internet of Things trade show was held in Lyon on April 5 and 6, 2017. For the first time ever, IRT Nanoelec exhibited at its own booth at this event, showcasing two demonstrators, Sigma Fusion and VLC. The SIdO Internet of Things trade show brought in more than 6,500 visitors this year. It… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Driverless car technology workshop

The “Workshop on Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles” was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the CCL building on the MINATEC campus. The workshop, organized by Inria, the CEA, and IRT Nanoelec, attracted a variety of driverless-car stakeholders spanning both academia and industry and addressed a range of issues related to vehicle automation. A panel of… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Fun, Lego-like blocks to show how 3D circuits work

Lego-type blocks are a great way to show how 3D circuits work. Thanks to new assembly (3D integration) technologies developed at Leti, circuits can be juxtaposed and stacked at will inside the same enclosure. The building-block-type strategy can be used to assemble different circuits, each with its own unique or generic function, and each made… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Serious game “Tech It!” wins AMBA Pedagogical Innovation Award

Grenoble Ecole de Management has been designing, developing, and using its own serious games since 2013. And the games are about more than just having fun—they are powerful teaching tools that get learners to grapple with complex problems. The business school uses serious games regularly in its traditional degree and continuing education programs. “Tech It!”… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Steve Groothuis, CTO Microelectronics Group, Samtec visits IRT Nanoelec

Steve Groothuis took advantage of his trip to Grenoble for the European 3D Summit to tour our facilities and receive an update on our joint research under the IRT Nanoelec Silicon Photonics program. “Samtec recognizes the successful and superior work of Silicon Photonics research and development performed at Leti. As a member of IRT Nanoelec, Samtec… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Development of a low-resistivity ohmic contact processes compatible with silicon

Nickel-alloy deposition processes have been developed in research conducted under IRT Nanoelec’s Photonics program. The purpose of the research was to develop contacts compatible with silicon. Specifically, a Ni2P alloy was obtained by plasma abrasion of an alloy target. The processes were then used to make contacts on n-InP and p-InGaAs in electrical testing structures…. Lire la suite » ... Read more »