March 21, 2011 -- CEA-Leti and IPDiA have formed a common lab to capitalize on their complementary expertise in miniaturization and 3D integration on silicon.
The common lab is dedicated to developing new 3D-integration technologies for passive electronics components on silicon, targeting new applications in LED lighting, healthcare and aerospace that require extreme miniaturization. The partnership also will aim for improved miniaturization of passive components such as resistors, capacitors and inductors.
The common lab will develop very high-end passive components on silicon that will resist harsh environments, functional sub-mounts for lighting components, and assembly technologies that enable ultra-miniaturization of future products.
IPDiA was founded to commercialize innovative 3D technologies for integrating passive components. The company's two axes of focus are integrated devices for high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs) and integrated passive devices (IPDs) for new medical, industrial, aerospace and defense markets.
CEA-Leti's expertise in 3D technologies will allow IPDiA to go beyond the third generation of Passive Integration Connecting Substrate (PICS) components (250nF/mm2), which are being produced at IPDiA's Caen site, and pursue the development of a future generation of PICS components (1µF/mm2, then 2µF/mm2) and their assembly. These products are designed, developed and manufactured by IPDiA in its production unit.
Franck Murray, CEO of IPDIA, pointed out that the Common Lab will entail "common work between teams from various backgrounds generating creativity and new ideas."
CEA-Leti and IPDIA have worked together since IPDIA formed in 2009.
CEA is a French research and technology organization, with activities in four main areas: energy, information technologies, healthcare technologies and defense and security. Within CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-Leti) works with companies in order to increase their competitiveness through technological innovation and transfers. CEA-Leti is focused on micro and nanotechnologies. Visit www.leti.fr.
IPDiA is a leader in passive-components integration on silicon with a global offer for miniaturization that features high-level technological and economic performance. The company is mainly focused on healthcare, lighting, communication, defense, aerospace, industry and automotive. For more information, visit www.ipdia.com.