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February 2019

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Design: Leti and Silvaco set up joint lab

US-based Silvaco, a world-class provider of electronic design automation software, has set up a joint lab with Leti. The three-year lab...
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Weighing viruses is not as easy as it looks

How do you weigh a bacteria-eating virus that is too light for precision scales but too heavy for mass spectrometry? Researchers...
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Germanium-tin could be a winning combination for silicon photonics

Researchers from INAC and Leti obtained a mid-infrared laser emission (2.7 microns to 3.2 microns) at 230 K in a germanium-tin...
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Noisy cracks, rough material

The acoustical waves emitted when a crack propagates in a material can change the crack’s trajectory. The waves create alternating smooth...
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Leti focuses on embedded artificial intelligence

Can artificial intelligence be trusted to drive an autonomous vehicle if all of the computing is done in the cloud? Only...
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Life-sized IoT experiments underway at Maison MINATEC

In January, IoT-type sensors were rolled out for testing at Maison MINATEC. The sensors are measuring things like air quality, the...
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300 mm: Leti brings state-of-the-art technology to industry

Thanks to Nano 2022 initiative funding, Leti will complete installation of its first wave of 30 pieces of 300 mm microelectronics equipment in 2019. The equipment will expand Leti’s technological capabilities, positioning the institute to address tomorrow’s innovations.

The Nano 2022 initiative, financed by the CEA, the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and the French government via the Directorate General for Enterprise, is spectacular in scope and in terms of its budget. The...

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Interview: Laurent Fesquet, research scientist, TIMA,
Rebooting Computing remet en cause tous les principes des ordinateurs

Rebooting Computing challenges the very foundations of today’s computers

“Rebooting Computing challenges the very foundations of today’s computers”


The ICRC conference, to be held in Grenoble in April, will provide insights into the Rebooting Computing initiative that began in the United States in 2016. What is it all about?

The idea is to rethink how computers are designed. Today, most machines are built on the von Neumann architecture. This architecture was invented in 1945 to perform exact computations, something that uses a...

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Aryballe Technologies and INAC, a winning partnership

Yanxia Hou-Broutin, a research scientist at INAC, and Tristan Rousselle, CEO of Aryballe Technologies, came in second in the European Association...
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My Cube experiments with in-memory computing

Does separating circuits’ logic and memory still make sense? Especially when we know that transferring data from one to the other...
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Phelma climbs five slots in the 2019 L’Étudiant college rankings

Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school came in nineteenth in the overall rankings in L’Étudiant magazine’s 2019 survey of 174...
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MagIA raises €1 million to complete its analysis system

Startup MagIA Diagnostics, which is housed at CIME Nanotech, recently announced that it had raised €1 million from two investors active...
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Hydrogen: Phelma to take part in EU TeacHy2020 program

TeacHy2020, a European educational program that kicked off in late 2017, focuses on fuel cells and other hydrogen technologies. The purpose...
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Interactive fitness specialist Moovlab raises €253,000

Moovlab’s crowdfunding campaign ended in November. The Leti spinoff raised €253,000 from around twenty new investors, including angel investors and two...
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MagIA cofounder Sarah Delshadi earns kudos from C’Nano

The Centre national de compétences en Nanosciences granted the C’Nano 2018 dissertation award in the Completed Research category to Sarah Delshadi...
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Scintil Photonics develops faster, more affordable optical interconnects

Startup Scintil Photonics has set the ambitious goal of developing competitively-priced optical interconnects capable of achieving transmission speeds of 800 Gbit/s....
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Synchrotron to shut down for 20 months

The Synchrotron’s Extremely Brilliant Source project commenced on December 10. Over the 20 months of the project, the entire X-ray source—magnets,...
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DAMP project to develop deep characterization solution

The DAMP* project, led by two research scientists from IMEP-LaHC, was accepted by incubator Linksium in December, and will receive €180,000...
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European microelectronics roadmap ready to roll

Mission accomplished! EU H2020 project Nereid, coordinated by Grenoble Institute of Technology, has delivered on its promise of creating a fifteen-year...
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April 3 to April 5: two conferences to broaden your horizons

IMEP-LaHC and Sinano will organize the first International Nanodevices and Computing Conference from April 3 to 5 in Grenoble. The event...
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IMEC and Leti form new partnership

In late November Leti and Belgian research organization IMEC announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding on embedded artificial...
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Diabeloop obtains CE marking

Diabeloop’s DBLG1 automated type-1 diabetes management system obtained the CE marking (for conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards) in...
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Leti kicks off four strategic programs

This year Leti is kicking off four new strategic programs. These cross-disciplinary programs are designed to respond to the major challenges...
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SOI Academy Shanghai launch a success

In order to promote FDSOI, their advanced CMOS technology, to Chinese manufacturers, Leti and Soitec are ready and willing to organize...
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Nano 2022: €35 million earmarked for nanotechnology R&D

In late 2018 the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional government announced that it would provide €35 million in financing for the Nano 2022 initiative....
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Arts et Métiers ParisTech students assigned to CEA Tech

Since October, three Masters students from engineering school Arts et Métiers ParisTech have been coming to CEA Tech to complete their...
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Technology transfer: Sylvain Colomb succeeds Alain Briand

Sylvain Colomb took over from Alain Briand as head of the CEA Grenoble’s tech transfer and spinoff programs in January. Colomb, 41...
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