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Commissariat à l'énergie atomique

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique

17 rue des Martyrs
38054 Grenoble (cedex 9)

Contact Person: Puschini, Diego

Created in 1945, CEA is a large French public research institution with around 15,000 employees. CEA has a long experience in driving large technological research projects in multidisciplinary fields such as nuclear power, alternative energy technology, new materials for industry, information technology, biotechnology and healthcare, microelectronics, micro and nanotechnologies and systems. CEA manages also fundamental research in physics and chemistry in an international context to support technological developments.

The DRT division of CEA (Technological Research Directory) helps companies to increase their competitiveness by fostering technological innovation and transfer to industry, in sectors including nuclear power & energy, defence, information technology (HW & SW), automotive, telecommunications, aerospace, computer peripherals.

CEA LETI, located in Grenoble, is the microelectronics & nanotechnologies division. LETI (Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology) has a considerable investment in personnel (staff is approximately 1200 people, among whom 850 CEA employees), know-how and equipment. LETI is one of the largest applied research laboratories in Europe. The main activities of LETI are dealing with electronics, microelectronics, microsystems, and optoelectronics. LETI mainly aims at helping industrial partners to improve their competitiveness through technological innovation in the field of electronics and microelectronics. LETI commits 80 % of its activity to end-product research with its partners. LETI has also an active patent policy (more than 100 new patents per year).