Posted date : Jul 11, 2005

Financing approved for new III-V program

The first phase of OPTIMUM, a new III-V research project lead by Thales Communications France (TCF) and partners UMS, OMMIC and Picogiga International, has recently been approved and financed. There are four sub-sections within the pro-ject. The first focuses on innovative III-V materials and technologies, in particular the optimization of GaAs substrates and the use of Smart Cut technology in future materials such as GaN and InP. Other sections focus on basic technologies such as packaging, as well as components and applications. With synergies established between the major players, the consortium expects to facilitate an expanded, world-class industrial and research pole of excellence in III-V based microelectronics and optoelectronics for the greater Paris region. •

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