Commissariat à l’énergie atomique
Kind of institution
French government-funded technological research organization
Non-profit legal entity
17 rue des martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organization. Drawing on its excellence in fundamental research, CEA activities cover three main areas: Energy, Information and Health Technologies, and Defense and National Security. As a prominent player in the European Research Area, with an internationally acknowledged level of expertise in its core competencies, CEA is engaged in collaborative projects with leading academic and industrial partners from around the world.
In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research. CEA has a workforce of around 15,000 employees.
Within CEA, Two institutes from the Technological Research Division, CEA-LETI and CEALITEN, will contribute to 5E project.
CEA- Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and industry. His mission is to create value and innovate with industry. The core competencies of Leti bring it in the core of the IoT and High Computing world combining low power solution, nanoelectronics, sensors, connectivity technologies and security. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions and their high tech image. The Institute has launched 54 startups to date. Its 8,500m² of latest-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices.With a staff of more than 1,800 including 250 PhDs and post-docs, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley and Tokyo.
CEA-LETI and DSYS, the System division will bring in-depth expertise in following Electronics Areas defined in 5E: Nanoelectronics (as Key Area Leader) and Electronics Smart Systems.
CEA-LITEN has an experience of more than 10 years in the field of OLAE activities with a team of more than 50 persons devoted to printing process development for organic devices, ink formulation, organic device modelling and simulation and device reliability. CEA has a significant knowledge in term of polymer engineering, wet processes, interfaces management and printed OLEDs. since 2010. CEA-LITEN already developed strong expertise through the development of printed organic complementary TFT technologies. Since 2010, CEA is working in close cooperation with Arkema to develop printed piezoelectric devices that were successfully employed in several demonstrating applications such as pressure piezoelectric sensor. Also, CEA has demonstrated ability to manufacture printed organic photo detector. The technology was first developed on lab scale and has been scaled-up using PICTIC facilities and then transferred to ISORG the first EU company for OPD. These results have been awarded by the Flextech award 2014. CEA-LITEN will bring its in-depth expertise in the Flexible and Wearable Electronics Area.