Leti to Tackle Tomorrow’s Research Strategies with Stanford Systemx Alliance

French R&D Center Is the First Research Institute to Join the Collaboration and Provides Bridges Between Academia and Industry, Leveraging Alliance’s Potential

GRENOBLE, France, Oct. 3, 2016 – Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, announced today it has joined the Stanford SystemX Alliance, a network of 100 renowned Stanford University professors and 27 world-class companies, joining forces in a pre-competitive environment to define tomorrow’s research strategies. Leti’s participation bridges the gap between two worlds – academia and industry.

The alliance is a collaboration between Stanford researchers and over two-dozen leading global technology companies – such as Google, Huawei, Xilinx, Intel, Qualcomm, Toshiba, Infineon, and many more – that focuses on hardware and software at all levels of the system stack. Topics range from materials and devices to systems and applications in electronics, networks, energy, mobility, bio-interfaces, sensors and other technological domains. 

Together, the SystemX partners are working on research strategies that should lead to a wide range of next generation applications, including the highly anticipated self-driving car and future artificial-intelligence systems that will improve performance and operation of our mobile, medical, smart-home solutions and devices.

Following his recent visit to Leti, Stanford SystemX Director Rick Bahr said, “Leti’s extensive, advanced clean room facilities and expertise are truly impressive, and I can see now that Stanford and Leti are very complementary. It makes real sense for us to find more ways to work together on developing new technologies and their demonstrators.” 

“The alliance provides an avenue for worldwide strategic discussions and, more importantly, allows both research partners and industry leaders to stay ahead of the game,” said Barbara De Salvo, Leti’s scientific director.

“Leti brings its scientific excellence and expertise on technology transfer, and will have access to Stanford’s top-notch upstream research and network,” she added. “Stanford’s dynamic culture will inspire Leti on the road to new scientific territories and lead to strong programs with the Silicon Valley ecosystem.”

Leti will share its innovative research results during several SystemX events and explore ambitious, innovative and collaborative projects together with other partners of the Alliance.

About Leti (France)

As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Technological Research Division, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 59 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,900, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Follow us on www.leti.fr and @CEA_Leti.

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