SITRI and CEA-Leti, in affiliation with MINATEC, this week 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.
“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,”said Charles Yang, President of SITRI.
“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.
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.
CEA-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. With a staff of more than 1,900, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo.
The MINATEC innovation campus is home to 3,000 researchers, 1,200 students, and 600 business and technology transfer experts on a 20-hectare campus with 13,000 m² of clean room space.