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Alcatel thales III-V lab

Overall presentation

Alcatel Thales III-V Lab is a private R&D organisation jointly established by Alcatel-Lucent and Thales on 1st July 2004, under the French “Economic Interest Group” (GIE) status. Relying on the teams and equipment coming from “Alcatel CIT Research and Innovation” on one hand, and from “Thales Research and Technology” on the other hand, it concentrates in a single entity the most advanced industrial research skills in the field of III-V semiconductors in Europe. Its staff of approximately 100 people is mostly composed of highly qualified recognized experts.

The purpose of Alcatel Thales III-V Lab is to perform research and development on components, from basic research to development, taking advantage of the synergies between the technologies developed for various markets addressed by Thales and Alcatel-Lucent, such as telecom, space, defence and security. III-V Lab has also the capacity to produce and sell components (epitaxial wafers, processed wafers, modules) in small quantities (typically a few tens of wafers); this is one of its main business development axis. Such capacity is particularly adapted to address in a flexible way the rapid evolution of the market, allowing partner companies to have an early access to the components; in a second step, depending on the market evolution, if larger quantities are required, the technology will be transferred to a partner company with larger production capacities. The facilities of Alcatel Thales III-V Lab, located in Marcoussis and Palaiseau, include 4000 m2 of clean rooms, advanced material synthesis (MOCVD, MBE), advanced device processing (RIE, ICP, CAIBE, IBE), measuring, modelling and designing equipment.

Activities within HELIOS

Inside this project, as leader of WP9, Alcatel Thales III-V Lab will develop a hybrid integration technology to realize WDM transceivers for both telecommunication and security applications. As an industrial laboratory supporting two large groups, Alcatel and Thales, III-V Lab will also facilitate the exploitation of the results achieved through small scale fabrication and/or technology transfer.

Further information

For further information about HELIOS, please contact:
Guang-Hua DUAN: +33 169415739 (guanghua.duan[at]3-5lab.fr)
III-V Lab website : www.3-5lab.fr