DATE 2021 became a virtual conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic (click here for more details)

Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organizing Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organizing Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible.


W09.1.2 IRT Nanoelec: how to combine multi-partner technology and application research in innovative technical fields, while getting concrete results in the end

Dominique Thomas, STMicroelectronics, France
  • About the talk: IRT Nanoelec has been used by ST where consortium R&D is most appropriate, that is upstream domains for sharing risks when target application is not well defined. It has associated equipment makers, software vendors, academic labs, and system companies to get feedback from applications. IRT has proven flexible enough to re-target the initial goals for instance from data centric approach to sensor centric for silicon photonics. It has also achieved interesting results in imagers from its 3D integration program, which was initially devoted to memory/logic. ST is looking forward to renew similar successes in the upcoming configuration of the IRT.
  • About the speaker: Dr. Thomas has held R&D management positions in the industry, during his 30-year carrier, both in semiconductor and application fields such as Optronics or environmental sensing. From 2009 to 2018, he was the Director of the “Centre Commun de Microelectronique de Crolles” a joint venture between CEA and ST, which had hosted much of the seminal work of FDSOI. He was also part of the teams which defined and defended the Minalogic competitive cluster (2005/2006) and the IRT Nanoelec project (2010/2011) for the Grenoble ecosystem. and he has proposed several of the pilot line projects aiming at establishing the FDSOI ecosystem in Europe. He is now with Europe and France Public Affairs.