Alchimer: A Growing Concept

In an understated research lab and recently upgraded demo facility located just outside Paris in Massy, France, Alchimer scientists are working diligently to prove the readiness of an elegant and innovative electrochemical-based process for the growth of nanometric thin films of various types on both conducting and semiconducting surfaces. The technology has the potential to revolutionize proc... »

Soitec unleashes the Power of Three

A walk across the impressive Bernin, France campus that is home to two of Soitec Group’s three divisions takes you past three production-level fab facilities – aptly named Bernin 1, Bernin 2, and Bernin 3, plus a development facility. The company’s three-stage business model encompasses innovation, licensing, and production to allow for seamless transfer of full technology and process... »

CEA-Leti: A visit to the mother ship

If your company is located in France, and/or is involved in micro and nanotechnologies for microelectronics, chances are it’s either a spin out of Leti, its parent organization CEA, or is closely tied in ongoing collaboration to this major European research center for applied electronics. At least that is the impression I came away with after visiting Leti at its Minatec campus in Grenoble, ... »

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