Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, is marking its 50th anniversary this year with industry events and workshops in Grenoble, Tokyo, and Taipei and at both SEMICON West and IEDM 2017 in San Francisco.

“Leti is an innovation institute,” said Marie Semeria, Leti’s CEO. “It is unique in the world because it embraces a broad diversity of technologies: CMOS, sensors, communication systems, packaging and 3D integration, power electronics, imaging, integrated circuits and many more. We will emphasize both Leti’s cultural of pioneering research and its technological strengths throughout this 50th anniversary year and on our redesigned website.”

The Program of events planned are:

Grenoble, France – June 2017

Leti Innovation days will be held on 28 and 29 June.With its partners the company will discuss how microelectronics can make a difference in health care, address environmental concerns in a competitive world and help industrials and society embrace the digital revolution. Keynote sessions on June 28 will be followed on June 29 by an immersive exhibition packed with technology demonstrators, proof of concepts, a start-up corner and dynamic presentations on three routes to innovation in digital transformation, new frontiers in health care and electronics-driven environmental change. The institute will also host a gala anniversary dinner event at Chateau de Sassenage.

Japan and Taiwan – October 2017

The company will host Leti one-day Leti Day events in Tokyo and Taiwan during the second week of October.

USA – July and December 2017

Anniversary-year events will conclude with workshops on 11 July at SEMICON West i and the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2017) 3 December – both in San Francisco.

Founded in 1967 as an electronics research division of the French Atomic Energy Commission, Leti evolved into a global leader in microtechnologies and nanotechnologies. It has launched 60 start-ups, including Soitec and the company that became STMicroelectronics, invented Silicon-on-Insulator technology and claims to have offered the first complete 300 mm line for 3D Technologies.

Leti solutions target a wide variety of sectors, including sustainable transport systems, telecommunications, health, consumer electronics, energy, smart cities, defense and security and space. The institute has formed partnerships with world leaders of industry, such as IBM, Intel, Qualcomm and Applied Materials.

Leti’s low-power FD-SOI technology can be found in game consoles, GPS receivers, connected watches and many other everyday connected devices.  The institute’s accelerometer that automatically switches between portrait and landscape can now be found in millions of smartphones, along with its radio-frequency technologies. The institute also develops technology for health care, such as scanners and exoskeletons to increase quality of life for people affected with quadriplegia. It also serves the defense and security industries with infrared technologies.