Grenoble, Shanghai sign research deal for SOI, IoT

March 27, 2016 // By Peter Clarke
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The Shanghai Industrial Microtechnology Research Institute (SITRI) has made an agreement with France's state-funded CEA-Leti research institute (Grenoble, France) and the Minatec innovation campus to collaborate on developing technology for the Internet of Things.

SITRI, founded in 2013, is a research center, engineering resource and incubator for startups with a focus on the Internet of Things. SITRI is building a 200mm pilot line wafer fab for MEMS and other processes to help with that function (see Shanghai building More-than-Moore fab and business incubator ).

The framework collaboration agreement includes microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors, 5G radio-frequency (RF) front ends, ultra-low power computing and communication, radio-frequency silicon-on-insulator (RFSOI) and fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) technologies.

CEA-Leti has pioneered silicon-on-insulator, MEMS and NEMS systems and the use of through silicon vias for 3D monolithic integration.

"Through this agreement and SITRI’s established platform for More-than-Moore commercialization, we can accelerate the adoption of these latest technologies and create a global innovation ecosystem for emerging IoT applications," said Charles Yang, president of SITRI in a statement.

Marie-Noëlle Semeria, CEO of Leti, commented: "Through this partnership, SITRI, Minatec, CEA-Leti and the entire ecosystem will be able to promote and extend this ecosystem to SOI partners worldwide, and provide SOI solutions to the emerging Chinese IoT market."

Related links and articles:

www.sitrigroup.com

www.leti.fr

www.minatec.org

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