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Who are we ?

Published on 17 January 2024

CEA-Leti: 50 years of pioneering innovation in miniaturization

CEA-Leti, a technology research institute at CEA Tech, pioneers micro and nanotechnologies, tailoring differentiating applicative solutions that ensure competitiveness in a wide range of markets. The institute tackles critical challenges such as healthcare, energy, transport and ICTs. 

Its multidisciplinary teams deliver solid expertise for applications ranging from sensors to data processing and computing solutions, leveraging world-class pre-industrialization facilities. 

CEA-Leti builds long-term relationships with its industrial partners - global companies, SMEs and startups – and actively supports the launch of technology startups.

CEA-Leti’s main divisions:
  • Architecture and IC design, embedded software
  • Silicon components 
  • Silicon technologies
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Technologies for Biology and Health
  • Systems and solutions integration

CEA Tech is the technology research branch of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), a key player in research, development and innovation in defense & security, nuclear energy, technological research for industry and fundamental physical and life sciences. In 2015, Thomson Reuters identified CEA as the most innovative research organization in the world. 


  • Founded in 1967

  • Based in France (Grenoble) with offices in the USA (San Fransisco), Belgium (Brussels) and Japan (Tokyo)

  • 2,000 researchers

  • 250 active bilateral industrial partners

  • 3,200 patents in portfolio

  • 11,000 sq. meters cleanroom space, 100-200-300mm wafers

  • 76​​ startups created

  • 700 publications each year

  • ISO 9001 certified since 2000​​