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The Platform for Advanced Characterisation – Grenoble (PAC-G) and SERMA Technologies have signed today an industrial agreement to better cater for the electronics industry

The members of Platform for Advanced Characterisation – Grenoble (PAC-G), with the support of the IRT NanoElec, have signed today the first agreement with SERMA Technologies, a service and consulting company with 17 years of experience in the micro- and nano-electronics market.

The goal of this agreement is to provide innovative solutions, based on the SERMA Technologies’ know-how of the customer needs in the electronics market and on the PAC-G’s member’s expertise on advanced characterisation. The ambition is to open the existing client network, now restricted in the Grenoble electronics industry area, to the worldwide scale.

The collaboration will allow to respond to new demands in electronics, be it the creation of more compact, more powerful or more ecoresponable with minimised consommation, microelectronics companies need new materials and designs in order to develop their business. PAC-G and SERMA Technologies can now provide a key link from market to advanced techniques to look inside materials and in order to open the way to new devices for microelectronics.

 The prospects opened by the collaboration with PAC-G are very rich, and allow SERMA Technologies to address advanced characterisation requests that we could not satisfy until then. This concerns the field of failure analysis and radiation testing of electronic components, but also other areas such as transport or energy. We carry out joint actions to promote these activities, which already reveal a certain interest on the part of our customers and prospects of future business very interesting.
The contribution of PAC-G is a very important element of the SERMA offer because it brings a higher benefit. Let’s hope that this collaboration will be very beneficial for both partners.
Pascal Matosévic, Commercial director SERMA Technologies

During the signing ceremony, on 26th September 2018, a debate will address the new challenges of the electronics industry and will suggest how industrial innovation can be supported by the facilities, such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the European neutron source (ILL) and the Nanocharacterization platform (PFNC) of CEA-Leti. In particular, directors of the main partners of the collaboration, will show the vision and the ambition with respect to the new industrial partnership.

Platform for Advanced Characterisation Grenoble (PAC-G) offers advanced characterisation services dedicated to micro/nanoelectronics innovation, set up within the framework of the Technological Research Institute NanoElec, thanks the funding for future investments (reference ANR-10-AIRT-05).

The members of Nanoelec’s Characterisation programme are the European neutron source ILL, The European Synchrotron ESRF, the CEA-Leti, the Subatomic Physics and Cosmology Laboratory (CNRS-UGA) as research partners and STMicroelectronics, SOITEC and Schneider Electric as industrial partners.

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