European Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group Meeting to Take Place on April 30

Leti announced today that the spring meeting of the European Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Users Group will be April 30, 2010, on the Minatec campus in Grenoble.

Formerly the German CMP Users Group, the new organization has been expanded to encourage the participation of CMP users from throughout Europe. This marks the first time the workshop, sponsored by Ebara Europe and STMicroelectronics Crolles, has been held outside of Germany.

For more information about attending and presenting papers at this workshop, contact Gerfried Zwicker, head of the European CMP Users Group at [email protected].

The European CMP Users Group provides a neutral forum for exchanging the latest results, new developments and long-time experience in CMP, an enabling technology for manufacturing state-of-the-art microelectronic circuits and MEMS devices. The group's members, who represent chipmakers, equipment and materials companies, research organizations and university institutes, meet twice a year for presentations, discussions and networking.

About CEA-Leti

CEA is a French public research and technology organization, with activities in four main areas: energy, information technologies and healthcare technologies, defence and security. Within CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-Leti) works with companies in order to increase their competitiveness through technological innovation and transfers. Leti is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology and healthcare or photonics. Nanoelectronics and microsystems (MEMS) are at the core of its activities. As a major player in the MINATEC excellence centre, Leti operates 8,000-m² state-of-the-art clean rooms, on a 24/7 schedule, on 200mm and 300mm wafer standards. With 1,200 employees, Leti trains more than 150 Ph.D. students and hosts 200 assignees from partner companies. Strongly committed to the creation of value for the industry, Leti puts a strong emphasis on intellectual property and owns more than 1,400 patent families. In 2008, contractual income covered more than 75 percent of its budget worth 205 M€.

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