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February 2016 Mina-News #38

Fire-damaged area of building 41.01 back to business as usual

Any visitor touring the cleanrooms in building 41.01 would have a hard time believing that the building was ravaged by fire less than a year ago. The fire-damaged area of the building reopened in December after four and a half months of repairs and the installation of new equipment to replace equipment damaged in the fire. Leti’s first priority was, of course, safety. Filtration units in the clean room ceilings had been damaged in the fire. The cleanrooms' deposition and heat treatment...

December 2015 Mina-News #37

World’s first microsystem fabricated on 300 mm wafers

This summer, researchers at Leti fabricated the world’s first M&NEMS micro-accelerometers on 300 mm wafers, sending three crucial messages to the academic and industrial research and development communities. First, the research proved that MEMS, or microelectromechanical systems, can be fabricated on 300 mm wafers, the largest format used in microelectronics. This advance will give MEMS access to the benefi ts associated with being among the most advanced technologies, from lower costs and energy...

October 2015 Mina-News #36

Science Fair and EXPERIMENTA

  MINATEC celebrates science The 2015 MINATEC “Parvis des Sciences” Science Fair and fifth annual EXPERIMENTA Art, Science, and Technology Fair will be held on the MINATEC campus from October 8–10, with plenty of science-related activities for everyone, from hardcore science enthusiasts to the general public. MINATEC held its first “Parvis des Sciences” in 2007, and the event’s appeal has continued to grow, especially among school groups. The two-in-one event brought in more than 4,000...

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