Leti to demonstrate three consumer technology breakthroughs at CES 2016

CEA-Leti, an applied-research institute for microelectronics, will demonstrate at CES 2016 three disruptive innovations, ranging from ultra-high-brightness, augmented-reality glasses to extremely high-speed wireless data transmission between mobile devices, and the world’s first TV white-space modem limiting interference in adjacent spectrum bands.

The three demonstrations at Eureka Park in the Sands hotel mark Leti’s first formal participation at CES, and reflect the institute’s growing focus on applied technologies for consumer market solutions.

The demonstrators include:

  • DiamonDisplay,the world’s brightest augmented-reality display with the first demonstrator of a high-density micro-LED array that is scalable to a standard microelectronic large-scale fabrication process. This micro-LED display provides brightness that is 100 to 1,000 times higher than current micro displays, enables very high definition, very sharp contrast in daylight and is ideal for compact, lighter products that consume less power.
  • G-Link, a low-power, wireless connection that enables ultra-high-speed transfer of gigabits of data between two devices a few centimeters apart. For consumers it provides a wireless connection between two mobile devices to share, for example, HD videos, between a movie camera and a video display, or between a kiosk and a tablet to download HD videos, etc. G-Link uses a very compact and low-cost package, integrating the entire system, including antennas.  The second generation will be available in 2016 and will provide increased data rate (5Gbps) at lower power consumption (50mW).
  • TV White Space modem, the world’s first wide-area, wireless technology based on the IEEE 1900.7 standardprovidinghigh-speed Internet service over long-distances from just one access point. Leti’s demonstration shows a new wireless-network solution that uses adjacent spectrum bands to provide broad coverage indoors and out: up to 64km range in open spaces. The technology can help reduce the digital divide by providing broadband access in underserved rural areas.

“Leti is well known in the industry as a strategic partner for companies that come to us to help them apply tomorrow’s microelectronic technologies in their products, ranging from consumer markets to biotech, security, transportation and the Internet of Things,” said Leti CEO Marie Semeria. “But we also encourage our teams to imagine how our expertise can enhance consumers’ quality of like. This focus on innovation is a pillar of Leti’s successful startup program, and these demonstrators provide a sample of the results.”

Three recent Leti startups also will demonstrate technologies at Eureka Park:

  • Aryballe Technologies will show the diversity of its biochemical sensors in a universal detector able to identify several thousand odors listed in olfactory-signature databases. Its first product is a portable odor-detection device, Neosmia, for people with smell disorders. Booth # 81234.
  • eLichens develops services and miniaturized sensors for consumers and professionals to detect, monitor and predict air quality. The sensors continuously measure the CO, CO2 or CH4 values in local ambient air. Booth # 81233.
  • The AirBoard is an Arduino-compatible, wireless, open-source computer for rapidly prototyping smart connected objects for the Internet of Things. Booth # 81232.

Leti has launched more than 50 startups over the years. These include Movea, the motion-sensing company that was acquired by InvenSense; iskn, a digitized sketching-tool provider, and BeSpoon, whose tracking chips use cell phones to locate within a few centimeters common items such as keys, even from hundreds of meters away.

BeSpoon and EnerBee, a Leti startup that specializes in motion-based energy harvesting, also will exhibit in Eureka Park.

Leti will be part of the French Tech delegation at CES and will be one of 34 participants in Minalogic’s first joint collective mission of the new region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Leti’s team will be available to discuss the demonstrators and provide more information on the institute and its startup program at booth # 81333 in Eureka Park.


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