PRIORITY: TO BOOST MASTERY OF KEY SEMICONDUCTOR AND EMBEDDED SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES BY LAUNCHING MAJOR R&D PROGRAMMES
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Like any transition period, the digital transformation currently affecting all sectors of the economy and industry represents many new opportunities for technological building blocks and architectures to emerge, making it possible to speed up the dissemination of new ‘Smart’ uses.
Maintaining France’s leadership requires a roadmap, technological mastery and constant capacity for innovation on these keystones, which will make it possible to expand electronics and artificial intelligence in all fields, particularly using connected objects.
So it’s essential to stay at the cutting edge by emphasising the R&D effort in the underlying building blocks and technologies of nano-microelectronics and advanced semiconductor components, particularly as part of the joint European interest programme IPCEI/Nano2022, analogue/RF/power electronics, cyber-physical systems, embedded software and assembly technologies. The various French laboratories, competitiveness centres or technology clusters and regional Digital Innovation Hubs provide unparalleled support in this respect.
ACTIONS AND TOOLS
- Nano2022/IPCEI plan:
This programme falls within a European and French structuring approach and targets technological developments on basic micro-nanoelectronic building blocks extending as far as pre-industrial scale.
- National project on the digital architecture of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS):
The project will establish a sovereign European value chain for cyber-physical systems (CPS) by creating world-class European SMEs that will provide CPS technologies that, in turn, will support the leadership of large European groups in key economic sectors and will thus stimulate the emergence of innovative products to support the mass digitalisation of the economy.
- Shared technological roadmap
This action is intended to give the sector with a consolidated technological roadmap including the different component families, embedded hardware and software tools and architectures, as well as assembly and manufacturing expertise.
This common vision, developed in cooperation with competitiveness clusters, transfer centres and reference technological research laboratories, will make it possible to guide and coordinate actions on market priorities.