(Arkema) -- Arkema and CEA are
to extend their existing collaboration in photovoltaics to the field of
micro-electronics and organic electronics by setting up two joint research
laboratories. These public-private mixed laboratories will enable the
development of new ultra high performance materials and their integration within
manufacturing processes in growth areas of the electronics sector in France.
Both laboratories will pool Arkema’s expertise in the design and production
of high performance polymers with the competences of CEA researchers in the
design and processes involved in the development of electronic components.
As part of its collaboration with Leti, Arkema will draw on its expertise in
polymer nanostructuring to produce new materials designed to optimize the
performances of silicon components and significantly reduce their manufacturing
costs in next generation integrated circuits.
As part of its collaboration with Liten, Arkema, which markets a group of
leading technical polymers (fluorinated, piezoelectric, nanostructured
thermoplastic polymers), will be able to meet the technological challenges of
the large-area printed electronics sector (flexible screens, intelligent
packaging and textiles, photovoltaic panels), such as lifetime of the systems,
cost of manufacture, and integration of several functions onto a single support.