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Date: 22-12-13

Soitec and CEA renew material research partnership for another 5 years

Soitec and CEA have renewed their partnership contract for the next five years. This new contract is related to electronics, solar energy and lighting markets. It will focus on engineered substrates and materials offering higher performances and energy savings at a competitive cost.

CEA-Leti praises Soitec for its strengths in electronic materials. The CEA-Leti and Soitec teams to jointly work on developing new materials generations to support Soitec road maps in three markets (electronics, solar energy and lighting).

Dr. Carlos Mazuré, CTO of Soitec said “in our industry, competitive pre-industrialization research, development of technology and product prototypes have become very important to make the difference. The CEA-Leti and Soitec partnership establishes a powerful alliance that is capable of answering the numerous challenges of today’s industrial requirements and building on our well-established material expertise.”

He added: “The agreement aims at accelerating exploratory research as well as technology innovation to prepare the products of tomorrow. It complements the Soitec strategy of entering new markets with high-efficiency concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology, high-intensity LEDs for lighting applications and engineered substrates for electronic applications.”
Laurent Malier, Director of CEA-Leti, said, “In recent years, Soitec has widely expanded its footprint and impact by addressing the electronics and energy challenges through its unique technologies which we developed together. Our partnership is the most efficient framework for securing research execution to support the ambitions of Soitec, and CEA-Leti teams are committed to its success.”

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