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Article | Micro-nanotechnologies
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
Micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) manufacturers are on a constant quest to lower chip energy consumption while keeping the cost of manufacturing key chip components down.
CEA Tech institute Leti brings 35 years of experience in MEMS R&D, and is one of the world’s largest centers for MEMS research. The institute has successfully transferred many of its innovations to manufacturers.
Leti offers a broad range of services covering the entire MEMS and NEMS development cycle, addressing sensors, switches, RF components, 3D integration, characterization, and reliability testing to partners’ specifications.
The institute’s flagship M&NEMS technology makes it possible to integrate nano-objects (piezoresistive nanowires) and MEMS onto a single sensor. This innovation—smaller than traditional MEMS capacitive sensors—marks an advance toward reducing manufacturing costs.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, is coordinating the development of ISO standards for microfluidics. The goal is to speed up research and development in a field where design rules are often proprietary and empirical.
For the first time ever, a 256-pixel active matrix was printed at the PICTIC platform at Liten, a CEA Tech institute. This is the first-ever system-level demonstrator and it confirms the potential of printed electronics for industrial-scale manufacturing to equip tomorrow’s high-tech devices.
Greenfield Technology turned to Leti, a CEA Tech institute, to develop an electronic delay component with picosecond resolution. The development will help the company address new markets from a position of competitive advantage.
The Nanocharacterization platform’s two Titan transmission electron microscopes recently received some major upgrades. They now provide more than just images, delivering detailed information on the chemistry of the materials being analyzed.
MIT and Leti, a CEA Tech institute, co-developed a microsystem capable of analyzing cells’ mechanical signatures in detail. Their research was published in Nature Biotechnology.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.