Leti and Fraunhofer – a cooperation to spur innovation in technology R&D

News / 28.6.2017

June 28, 2017 marks the start of a new cooperation between two leading European research institutes, Leti (a research organisation of CEA Tech Grenoble) and Fraunhofer Group Microelectronics. In the context of the Leti Innovation Days, which are celebrating Leti’s 50th anniversary, Dr Maria Semeria (CEO of Leti) and Prof Hubert Lakner (Fraunhofer Group Microelectronics Chairman) signed the new agreement.

„Micro- and Nanoelectronics and smart systems are key enabling technologies for the economic success of Europe, especially in France and Germany. Thus, Europe can no longer afford to scatter its research competences. For the benefit of industry, joining forces will become more and more important, not only for industry but also for RTOs“, Lakner emphasized. In that spirit, the focus will be on extending CMOS and More-than-Moore technologies for sensing and communication applications that will find their use in amongst others the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and the health-, automotive and aeronautic sector. The goal is to support French and German industries. Depending on requirements, the cooperation might be opened up to further partners.