III-V Lab mission

The mission of III-V Lab is to perform research and development on III-V semiconductor components, and integration with Si circuits and micro-systems, from basic research to technology transfer for industrialisation, or to small scale and pilot line production.
III-V Lab takes advantage of the commonalities between the technologies developed for different markets addressed by Thales and Nokia, such as telecom, space, defence and security (for example, High bit rate Optical Fibre and Wireless Telecommunications, Microwave and Photonic systems for Defence, Security and Space).

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 (modules or systems manufacturers, including of course the mother companies Nokia and Thales) 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.

Its staff amounts to approximately 130 persons.

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