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Posted: March 31, 2010
France Presents Embedded Systems Know-How at ESC Silicon Valley this April
(Nanowerk News) For the first time, the Minalogic cluster, Ubifrance, the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment (through the Directorate for Competitiveness Industry and Services), the San Francisco Trade Mission and the AEPI (Grenoble-Isere Economic Development Agency) will be organizing technological partnership meetings at ESC Silicon Valley 2010, to be held from April 26 to 29, 2010, in San Jose, California. During the three-day exhibition, attending companies and laboratories will demonstrate their technology and take part in targeted meetings with key players in the sector.
Global competitiveness cluster Minalogic and its members will display the most promising new projects in electronics and embedded systems being developed in Grenoble. As part of the Grenoble ecosystem, Minalogic has long been respected worldwide for its fertile combination of research/training/industry. By bringing together both public and private players, they create efficient, creative, and valuable partnerships that foster innovation.
Clean rooms at STMicroelectronics, one of the 52 founding partners of the Minalogic cluster.
Ubifrance’s San Francisco Trade Office and the Grenoble-Isere Economic Development Agency are organizing targeted meetings between participants and key players in the sector to take place during the show. These meetings represent a unique opportunity to strengthen cross-development between French and American companies, the ultimate aim being to establish research and development partnerships.
To set up a meeting with Minalogic and its members, as well as innovative French companies specialized in embedded systems, please contact Mr. Gaëtan Gachet (information below). Ubifrance also invites you to attend a cocktail reception on April 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Minalogic booth, number 2132, during ESC Silicon Valley's opening night reception.
Minalogic in brief:
- 128 collaborative projects between research and industry (for a total budget of €1.3 billion) with €447.2 million in secured public funding
- 163 members, including 119 businesses (81% of which are SMEs)
Global competitiveness cluster Minalogic structures and runs a major skills and innovation center in the Grenoble-Isère region in France, specializing in the creation, setting up and production of services focusing on intelligent miniaturized solutions for industrial purposes. Its work revolves around a hybrid of micro- and nanotechnology and embedded software. Minalogic works with all business sectors, from traditional to emerging, to help them enhance the value of their offer.
Minalogic develops partnerships both nationally and internationally, boosting innovation and helping industries gain competitiveness in such sectors as health, environment, energy, mobility and connectivity, imaging, and all industries that integrate electronics, seek technological breakthroughs or innovations.
Source: French Technology Press Office (press release)