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IPDiA Launches a Major R&D Program Representing a 37 Million Euros Investment for Medical and Lighting Applications

R&D program will target high density, high voltage integrated 3D capacitor on nanostructure.

Caen, France, June 28, 2013 --( After 4 years of existence, IPDiA has decided to strengthen its growth potential and to move forward even more rapidly on its innovation projects. With its vast experience in key markets, in which integrated silicon passive components have a strong value-add, IPDiA has decided to launch a new R&D program, named MediLight 2017, to meet the demands of future innovative medical and lighting markets and IPDiAs long-term roadmap.

Thanks to a strong cooperation with ”historical” R&D partners, CEA-Leti and CRISMAT (CNRS, ENSICAEN, UNICAEN), MediLight 2017 will drive IPDiA’s innovation on:
· High voltage and very high density 3D nanostructured integrated silicon capacitors;
· 3D Interposer development combining new assembly performances for ultra-miniaturization.

A dedicated pilot line will be installed at IPDiA by CEA-Leti and shared between the partners to support these development projects. It will therefore strengthen IPDiAs innovation centre based in Caen, France. An innovation chain, from fundamental research (CRISMAT), technology innovation (CEA-Leti & IPDiA) to industrialization (IPDiA) will be established.

These steps forward to the “performiniaturization” will represent for IPDiA huge opportunities to set up innovations for advanced medical applications (neuro stimulation for instance), lighting (power LED) and sensors (harsh environment, automotive, etc…).

Driven by IPDiA, this 4-year project has been labelled by the French Government in the ”Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir” (France strategic investment Program) context and will represent a global investment of M$48 (or 37M€) from the following partners:
· CEA-Leti

This support confirms the trust in IPDiA innovations the pillars of next generation products.

About IPDiA
IPDiA is a preferred supplier of high performance, high stability and high reliability silicon passive components to customers in the medical, automotive, communication, computer, industrial, and defense/aerospace markets.

The company portfolio includes standard component devices such as silicon capacitors, RF filters, RF baluns, ESD protection devices as well as customized devices.

IPDiA headquarters are located in Caen, France. The company operates design centers, sales and marketing offices and a manufacturing facility certified ISO 9001 / 14001 / 18001 / 13485 as well as ISO TS 16949 for the Automotive market.

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About CEA-Leti
Leti is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Leti is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. An anchor of the MINATEC campus, CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m² of state-of-the-art clean room space on 200mm and 300mm wafer platforms. It employs 1,700 scientists and engineers including 320 Ph.D. students and 200 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Leti owns more than 2,200 patent families.

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The CRISMAT laboratory (CRIStallography and MATerials science) , a mixed research unit between CNRS/ENSICAEN and the Basse-Normandie University (UMR n° 6508), is a transdisciplinary laboratory –Solid State Chemistry and Physics, Materials Science. CRISMAT aims at contributing to the technological innovation in the societal domains of energy and communication – information technologies (CIT’s), via a combination of fundamental and applicative research. The worldwide reputation of the laboratory comes from its capability to discover new oxides with remarkable properties such as high TC superconductors, manganites with colossal magnetoresistance, thermoelectrics, multiferroïcs…

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