Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) is a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, information technology, healthcare, defense and security. CEA-Tech which is one of its divisions, focuses on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It operates 8,000-m² of state-of-the-art clean room space on 200mm and 300mm wafer platforms and as well the printed platform called “PICTIC” dedicated to TOLAE activities. It employs 4,500 scientists and engineers including 300 Ph.D. students and 300 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Tech owns more than 2,200 patent families. Two departments will be involved in the PYCSEL project. The first one is the System department within the CEA LETI institute. It focuses on system and sensors design, telecommunications, smart ambient technologies and security with 250 employees. In the last 2 years, this department includes a common laboratory with SIS, focused on developments for fingerprint sensors. The second department involved in PYCSEL is the Printed Devices department within the CEA LITEN institute. With a team of more than 50 persons devoted to printing process development for organic devices, ink formulation, organic device modeling and simulation and device reliability. This department operates the French printing pilot platform PICTIC. Since 2010 it became one of Merck and Arkema testing laboratory for OSC and ferroelectric polymers. In 2011, the start-up ISORG and Disa solar spin-off were created from this department.
Role of the CEA in the project: The CEA team will be involved in the coordination of entire PYCSEL project and in the development of the pyroelectric sensor on flexible active foil for fingerprint capture (process development, device and system design, modelling and characterization). CEA will be also strongly involved in the thermal modeling of the pyro sensor.