French research institute CEA-Leti is the technology research branch of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), based in Grenoble, France, and a member of the Carnot Institutes network.
The role of Leti is increasingly important with the EU Chips Act and the Innovation Days this week have highlighted the range of developments. From the pioneering work in FD-SOI CMOS process technology and the next generation of 6G wireless to startups building full quantum computers.
The institute has a specific focus on micro and nanotechnologies across critical challenges such as healthcare, energy, transport and ICTs and every year (pandemic permitting) brings together leading researchers and innovators in a series of Innovation Days this week across the main divisions:
- Architecture and IC design, embedded software
- Silicon components
- Silicon technologies
- Optics and Photonics
- Technologies for Biology and Health
- Systems and solutions integration
The institute also has an incubator programme with around ten companies being supported before spinning out.