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April 2017

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New bacterial identification tool

Researchers at INAC, Leti, and LTM recently developed a novel single-cell bacterial identification method that uses a SOI nanophotonic optical structure...
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Nanometric electrical wires will soon be here

Molecular-size electrical wires will soon be a reality. Researchers from the Institut Charles-Sadron (CNRS, Strasbourg) successfully coated polymer semiconductor P3BT, or...
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Mapping magnetic fields: INAC innovates!

When you place little compasses in a magnetic field, they spontaneously align with the magnetic field. Researchers at INAC developed and...
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Deeper insights into electrolytes’ ionic conductivity

How do solvent molecules and anions organize themselves around the lithium in the electrolyte of a lithium-ion battery? Researchers from INAC...
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Atomic moirés’ crystallographic structure under the microscope

When it comes to atomic moirés, appearances can be deceiving. The wavy patterns are caused by the vertical movement of atoms...
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A micro-display with incredible resolution

Leti unveiled a new micro-LED display at Photonics West in January 2017. The 873 x 500 pixel display has a pixel...
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Leti experiments with 5G networks at MINATEC

Leti convinced France’s telecommunications regulator ARCEP to issue a license for the institute to run a six-month trial (H1 2017) at 3.5 GHz with a bandwidth of 40 MHz.
The frequency could be the first to be released for 5G network rollout, and Leti wants to use it for multiservice transmission tests on the MINATEC campus. A base station was installed at a high point on the campus and three mobile...

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Interview: Stéphane Renard, Founder and CTO, Tronics Microsystems,

A majority stake in Tronics is a golden opportunity for Epcos

Tronics Microsystems was founded in 1997. Can you tell us how it all came about?
During the 1990s, Leti had developed innovative sensor technologies for several manufacturers looking to create products like accelerometers and pressure sensors using these technologies and penetrate new high-growth markets. At the time, I also wanted to seize the opportunity. So I founded Tronics as a Leti spinoff.

What has helped to make Tronics so successful?
The primary...

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Obstacle detection for all with INSPEX

The EU-funded INSPEX project was set up to develop portable guidance systems for low-visibility conditions. Coordinated by Leti, the project, which...
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Nanobiose strengthens ties with MINATEC

Nanobiose is headquartered in Le Bourget du Lac. But since the startup signed an R&D contract with Grenoble Institute of Technology,...
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Phelma strong in French Physics Society tournament

A team of undergraduate and graduate students from Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school attempted to solve a unique problem...
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ISKN: Results worth writing about!

ISKN, a startup founded in 2014 to develop and commercialize a Leti technology, has seen its revenue grow by 400% per...
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Startups: Two Phelma grads earn kudos

Two graduates of Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school have earned recognition for their business plans from the business incubator...
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Leti unveils new website

Leti’s new website went online in early March for the institute’s 50th anniversary, which was in 2017. The new site promotes...
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Phelma Junior Consultants moving up

Phelma Junior Consultants was audited in December 2016 by France’s National Federation of Student Enterprises (CNJE) and has subsequently moved up...
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Atos joins Phelma Partners Circle

Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school recently signed an initial one-year partnership agreement with Atos, a leading international digital services...
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Five weeks of nanotechnology!

Grenoble Institute of Technology’s 15th Summer School in Nanotechnologies will take place at MINATEC from June 12 to July 13. A cohort...
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Even more CEA technologies in the spotlight at this year’s Forum 5i!

The 20th Forum 5i will be held on Thursday, June 1 at the World Trade Center in Grenoble. Of the twelve...
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A Chair of Excellence for MAX phases

Michel Barsoum of Drexel University’s (Philadelphia) Materials Science and Engineering Department has just been appointed to the Grenoble-Alpes University-Fondation Nanosciences Chair...
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EEA Club: A Grenoble congress with a European flavor

The 57th annual congress of the EEA Club will be held on June 8 and 9 at Phelma’s MINATEC campus location....
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Lancey Energy Storage introduces the smart radiator

This fall, Lancey Energy Storage, a startup housed at Phelma’s MINATEC location, installed around a hundred of its smart radiators for...
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Avalun begins scaling up its LabPad® for manufacturing

Avalun, which received support from the French government’s investissements d’avenir program in 2016, is growing! The Leti spinoff, founded in 2013,...
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Activage puts digital technology to work for the elderly

The Activage project, which was selected by the European Commission for support under the H2020 program, will assess the performance of...
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Power electronics: Exagan speeds up production

Exagan recently started production of its materials in the company’s own cleanrooms, marking a major step toward the launch of its...
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LPSC nuclear instrumentation platform transformed

Thanks to major renovations completed several months ago, the LPSC (the Subatomic Physics and Cosmology Laboratory operated by Grenoble Institute of...
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Find the latest MINATEC news on your favorite social network

MINATEC has both Twitter and Facebook accounts where you will find both the latest MINATEC news and other information of interest...
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CEA one of the world’s most innovative publicly-funded research organizations

The Reuters-Clarivate Analytics “Top 25 Global Innovators – Government” ranking was published on March 1. And the CEA is at the...
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