Leti Announces MEMS Research Collaboration with OMRON

  Leti Announces MEMS Research Collaboration with OMRON

Business Wire

GRENOBLE, France -- November 27, 2013

CEA-Leti today announced a development agreement that will utilize Leti’s deep
MEMS expertise and leading-edge infrastructure with OMRON, a global leader in
factory automation and control solutions for the transportation, healthcare
and consumer-goods industries.

While Leti has a Tokyo office and has partnered with Japanese companies and
research organizations for many years, the agreement is Leti’s first
collaboration with a Japanese MEMS producer.

“OMRON is looking forward to this collaboration with Leti in the field of
MEMS,” said Yoshio Sekiguchi, senior general manager at OMRON’s Micro Devices
HQ. “We see true synergies between our MEMS division and Leti’s world-leading
operations in this field.”

Leti has Europe’s largest MEMS R&D lab on one site, with more than 150
engineers, technicians, Ph.D. students and post-doc researchers working on
projects for consumer applications and mobile phones, and for the automotive,
space, defense and health markets. Its MEMS research domains include
actuators, sensors, RF MEMS and passives, packaging and associated design
kits, and characterization and reliability testing.

“We are excited about working with OMRON’s MEMS division, which is a worldwide
leader in this technology,” said Julien Arcamone, MEMS business development
manager at Leti. “This agreement underscores the quality of Leti’s advanced
offerings for the global MEMS market, as well as its growing portfolio of
international partners.”

In addition to this collaboration, Yoshio Sekiguchi was a keynote speaker at
Leti Day in Tokyo in early October.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the
field of automation. Established in 1933, and headed by President Yoshihito
Yamada, OMRON has more than 36,000 employees in over 35 countries working to
provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including
industrial automation, electronic components, social systems, and healthcare.
The company has five regional head offices in Kyoto (Japan), Singapore (Asia
Pacific), Shanghai (Greater China), Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle
East), and Chicago (the Americas).

For more information, visit OMRON's website at http://www.omron.com/

About CEA-Leti

By creating innovation and transferring it to industry, Leti is the bridge
between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that
improve the lives of people around the world. Backed by its portfolio of 2,200
patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor
advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has
launched more than 50 startups. Its 8,000m² of new-generation cleanroom space
feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for
applications ranging from space to smart devices. Leti’s staff of more than
1,700 includes 200 assignees from partner companies. Leti is based in
Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Visit
www.leti.fr for more information.


Pierre-Damien Berger, +33 4 38 78 02 26
Amélie Ravier, +33 6 64 52 81 10
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