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 »

IRT Nanoelec at CES Las Vegas

IRT Nanoelec and its partners attended CES Las Vegas (the Consumer Electronics Show), the world’s leading consumer-electronics-industry event. The four-day show, held on January 5–8, 2017, welcomed 180,000 visitors. Several life-sized demonstrator systems were on display, including the Sigma Fusion demonstrator that IRT Nanoelec helped to develop. Sigma Fusion leverages an IRT Nanoelec-Leti technology to… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

IRT Nanoelec attended the European 3D Summit

IRT Nanoelec once again attended the annual European 3D Summit held on January 23–25 on the MINATEC campus in Grenoble. The plenary session, “Towards high-density interconnections,” offered up a review of the latest results of very-early-stage research on very-high-density integration for 3D design. Breakthrough technologies like hybrid wafer-to-wafer and chip-to-wafer bonding and bonding with self-alignment—developed… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

The three-question interview with Damien Cohen, Director, Easytech Program

   –  Can you just remind us how the Easytech process works at IRT Nanoelec? Easytech is the only program of its kind in France. It helps SMBs from all industries integrate electronics and embedded software into their products and services. We offer three types of support: Creativity sessions to help businesses come up with… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

EU Activage project kicks off

The Isère General Council and IRT Nanoelec are joining forces to drive advances in the district’s Silver Economy. The Activage project, which was selected by the European Commission, will build Europe’s first-ever fully-integrated ecosystem for the rollout of smart living spaces to improve quality of life for the elderly. The purpose of this large-scale project… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Biomedical Engineering students launch startup

A group of students in the Biomedical Engineering program, which includes several courses developed at IRT Nanoelec, are exploring new developments based on the MagIA system. The MagIA project, backed by France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and financed in large part by technology-transfer organization SATT Linksium Grenoble Alpes, is focusing on the development… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

IRT Nanoelec and driverless cars

Multi-sensory perception is one of the enabling technologies required for driverless cars. Inria and the CEA are exploring probabilistic anti-collision algorithms with the Perfect project, an IRT Nanoelec PULSE program initiative. The system, which is being tested on a Renault Zoé, is built on a “smart” box and embedded sensors—lots of them. The car is… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Partnership agreement signed with the University of Toronto

The CEA, STMicroelectronics, and the University of Toronto signed a partnership agreement stemming from their involvement in IRT Nanoelec. The agreement covers the joint development of a 56 Gbaud PAM4 transceiver that will integrate electronic and photonic chips connected with copper micro-pillars. The planned R&D includes building a complete electronic chip with modulator driver, transimpedance… Lire la suite » ... Read more »

Agreement signed with tech-transfer organization SATT Linksium

SATT Linksium and IRT Nanoelec finalized their partnership agreement in 2016. The agreement is part of a broader partnership between France’s IRTs and SATTs at the national level. SATT Linksium is a tech-transfer organization set up to mature and transfer the technologies developed at its shareholder’s labs (Grenoble-Alpes University, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France’s National… Lire la suite » ... Read more »