Laboratoire d’Electronique et de Technologies de l’Information

CEA LETI, a technology research institute of the French CEA, is a well-known world leader in micro and nanotechnologies. Its 1700 researchers use their solid expertise to create unique low power and secure solutions for a wide range of markets. 

A Carnot institute since 2006, CEA LETI conducts R&D projects with and for its industrial partners, co-developing cutting-edge technologies in the areas of high performance computation and embedded AI, IoT and mobile applications, with the ultimate goal of creating value through innovation. 

Economic sectors

Aeronautics Space
Automotive and mobility
Digital uses and media / Services
Electronics industry Digital infrastructure
Health technologies
Sport and wellness

And also

Agriculture Livestock Aquaculture
Environment : protection and monitoring, natural and climate risks, depollution
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
1 700
Global budget
330 M€


institut Carnot CEA LETI
Minatec campus
17 rue des Martyrs
38054  Grenoble Cedex 09

Emmanuel Sabonnadière

Carnot Program Director
VP of the Carnot Network

+33 (0)4 38 78 03 83

Email contact
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Creating tomorrow's innovations together


CEA LETI is addressing the major economic and societal challenges of the digital, energy and medical transitions of the 21st century such as sustainable energies and transportation, personalized health and wellness, information and communication technologies, the fourth industrial revolution, space exploration and cybesecurity.

Providing solutions

For more than 50 years, CEA LETI has built long-term relationships with its industrial partners - global companies, SMEs and startups.

CEA-LETI works hand in hand with companies be it via bilateral partnerships, common research labs or collaborative research projects, and actively supports the launch of technology startups.

A pioneer since 1967

The multidisciplinary expertise of CEA LETI’s teams spans from smart sensors and data processing, to microsystems for many different applications, high performance computing and embedded AI.

CEA LETI creates low-power platforms for the Internet of Things, low-cost multi-sensor solutions and integration solutions for the cost-effectiveness of ultra-connected.devices.

Created in 1967, CEA LETI is based in France (Grenoble) and has offices in the USA (Silicon Valley) and Japan.


  • Microelectronics and ICT
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Health and Well-being
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Construction and Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Security and Defense

State of the art platforms

CEA LETI is equipped with unique pre-industrialization facilities where researchers and their industrial partners can explore and test new ideas as they work together to create the products for tomorrow.

  • 100,000 ft2 of Cleanrooms
  • 8” and 12” Microsystems platform
  • 12” Nanoelectronics platform
  • Micro Energy sources platform
  • Nano-biotechnologies platform
  • Clinatec platform
  • IC Design platform
  • Embedded Systems Design platform
  • Sensor Networks and IoT platform
  • Cyber security platform


A strong patent based cooperation model

CEA LETI’s high technology research generates more than 300 patents each year. Forty percent of the patents in its intellectual property portfolio are currently licensed to industrial partners.