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Article | Micro-nanoelectronics
A new generation of sensors
CEA, Soitec, GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics working together to define technology and ecosystem roadmap.
The 2021 CEA-Leti Scientific Report highlights the major inroads it has made over the past year. Industrial partners will find within the latest R&D available to drive their business value up.
CEA-Leti scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), have developed the world’s smallest-footprint MEMS gyroscope that is capable of providing navigation-grade performance. The researchers were able to meet these specifications with a sensor footprint of only 1.3 mm2 by leveraging nano-resistive sensing.
CEA-Leti, a CEA technology research institute, received the award in the Impact Delivered category for the development of a patented Smart Cut™ process of substrate fabrication in collaboration with SOITEC, which results in a transfer of a thin active layer of silicon from one substrate to another, which can be used in all electronic devices.
Tiempo Secure, a secure semiconductor design company, has been selected, in a partnership with the CEA, as a winner of the Great Cybersecurity Challenge ("Grand Défi Cyber"), a project launched by the French government in 2020. The announced objective of the Great Cybersecurity Challenge is to make our systems sustainably resilient to cyberattacks. Participating in the Challenge brings a valuable support to Tiempo Secure for the development of the iMRC project, which makes IoT connected objects resistant to known and yet unknown attacks.
Theoretically, in-memory computing should make it possible to reduce circuit power consumption. Researchers recently verified this hypothesis in the lab, using tools they developed for the programming of innovative computing architectures.
The European DigiFed project, coordinated by CEA-Leti under the IRT Nanoelec technology research organization, brings together sixteen European SMBs around cybersecurity for IoT applications. Specifically, the project partners are investigating the use of STMicroelectronics’ STM32MP1 microprocessor to enhance the security of embedded software.
CEA-Leti scientists, working with researchers at Politecnico di Milano, have developed the world's first high-performance gyroscope for operating in severe environments, such as industrial and aeronautic equipment and automobiles. The breakthrough proves it is possible to detect minute rotational movement even among system vibrations.
Integrating energy storage and harvesting into a single system is not all that common. Doing it in a system that measures just a few square centimeters is even rarer
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.