Minalogic's Chief Representative, Jean Chabbal, will attend SEMICON Europa in Dresden on October 8-10 and be available for media interviews

Grenoble, (PresseBox) - Based in Grenoble, the 5th most innovative place in the world, Minalogic, the global competitive cluster dedicated to micro- and nanotechnologies and software, is leading several initiatives to boost the French contribution to European innovation.

Jean Chabbal will provide information:
- on the cluster's vision for the future of micro- and nanoelectronics design, manufacturing and applications.
- on Minalogic's contribution to the French Industrial Policy and to the KETs European Policy.

In less than 10 years, the Grenoble cluster has become one of the main stakeholders in Europe for micro and nanoelectronics.


Minalogic is one of the two biggest microelectronics clusters in Europe: Minalogic is member of SEMI and has contributed to several collaborative initiatives with this international organization. Thanks to this strong collaboration between Grenoble players, the city has recently been chosen to host the next edition of SEMICON EUROPA in 2014 (press release - insert a link).
Minalogic is also one of the founding members of Silicon Europe, the alliance of 4 leading micro- and nanoelectronics clusters (including Silicon Saxony), launched in 2012. As a founding member, it actively contributes to secure Europe's position as a leading centre for energy efficient ICT, which will boost the industrial production of innovative products and applications for the future. The Grenoble cluster recently organized an event to present its labs to the industrial members of Silicon Europe. Minalogic, as well as the 3 other clusters of Silicon Europe, is also working on a mapping of its members' skills in micro- and nanoelectronics.
Minalogic has been involved by the EC in the building of the recently announced European strategy on micro- and nano-electronics in collaboration with Dresden, Eindhoven and Leuven. The objective of Brussels is to leverage the excellence of European R&D and innovation in electronics to generate a large range of industrial applications (energy, automotive, healthcare...).


Minalogic brings together 222 key actors of micro- and nanoelectronics and software, including 178 companies (84% SMEs) and 12 research centers and universities. The cluster is based in Grenoble- also called the "Smart Valley"- which has recently been ranked as the 5th most attractive place in the world for innovation by Forbes.

Since the creation of Minalogic in 2005, 258 innovative projects were certified by the cluster, for total public funding of €725 million and a total R&D budget of around €1.87 billion. 43 projects are now complete, with significant economic impacts: more than 500 new jobs have been created and cumulated revenues of nearly €100 million generated.

Minalogic

Created in 2005, the Minalogic global competitive cluster in Grenoble is a public/private partnership with more than 200 members dedicated to supporting integration of hardware and embedded software. Minalogic's collaborative projects are focused on developing products and services that capitalize on the potential of better combinations of micro- and nanotechnology and embedded software. The cluster encourages and supports industry research-training collaborations with companies in Europe, Asia and the U.S., while responding to the global high-tech community's need to identify new value-added services that can be integrated into existing products in health care, the environment, mobility, the media, the textile industry and other areas.

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