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Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Thales and CEA-Leti Join Forces in III-V Lab

May 10, 2011
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CEA-Leti has joined the III-V Lab in a move to strengthen the industrial research capabilities of the R&D centre, which is Europe’s most advanced in the field of III-V semiconductors. CEA-Leti joins Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs and Thales, which established the III-V Lab, south of Paris, France, in 2004.


Since then the lab has enabled the rapid development of a common platform for dual-use optoelectronic and microelectronic technology for markets addressed by the two groups such as telecom, space, defence and security. CEA-Leti will significantly broaden the scope of the lab’s targeted applications by combining its IP and expertise in silicon, microelectronics and microsystems, and in heterogeneous integration.

The new public-private partnership will combine III-V semiconductor and silicon technologies, opening up new research perspectives and dynamics. The enlarged III-V Lab will include more than 130 researchers, technicians and doctoral candidates.

“This innovative joint venture is a unique model of partnership for joining competences, technologies and ambitions, and it will enable the partners to accomplish things they couldn’t do alone,” said Leti CEO Laurent Malier. “Each of us brings very specific and complementary expertise to our pursuit of common goals. Moreover, each partner can capitalize on the developments and transfer new technologies to our customers. The new III-V Lab will be a strong source of value creation.”

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