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Microelectronics Department

David NOVO

Department Presentation

LIRMM’s Microelectronics Department is specialized in research on innovative solutions to embed more intelligence in integrated electronic systems, notably by taking advantage of emerging technologies. The resulting scientific challenges have to do with the quality, reliability, testing, adaptability, efficiency, and security of these systems, while particular attention must be paid to digital security, energy efficiency, resilience, and handling complexity. Most of our activities find applications in the field of hardware architectures for high-performance computing, communicating objects for the living and environments, including harsh (spatial, radiative, high temperature) environments.
The Microelectronics Department relies on the scientific cutting-edge proficiency of 76 Associate Professors, Research Scientists, Ph.D. and Post-Doc Students. We also relies on the expertise of 31 permanent staff (5 DR and 8 CR CNRS, 7 PR and 11 MC UM) as regulated by CNRS sections 7 and 8 and sections 61 and 63 of the CNU. In addition, four research support engineers assist in the areas of software design tools for microelectronic systems, the administration of computer servers, the design of FPGA-based demonstrators or printed circuit boards for experimentation. Finally, an assistant provide the interface between researchers and the Lab’s administrative staff.

LIRMM’s Microelectronics Department is organized in three teams, who converge towards a unifying set of scientific research themes :

ADAC : ADAptive Computing

SmartIES : Smart Integrated Electronic Systems

TEST : Test and dEpendability of microelectronic integrated SysTems

The teams are in charge of the scientific animation around their scientific themes. The department organizes a transversal scientific animation around three axes:

  • Equipment safety
  • Emerging Technologies & MEMS
  • Communicating Objects for Environments and Health

The Microelectronics platform brings together equipment and software for research in the field of Microelectronics in partnership with the national services of the CNFM (National Coordination for Training in Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies) and the Montpellier Polytech School.