CNRS the French national research center for scientific research is a public basic research organization that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society.
CNRS has 25,400 employees in 1,300 research units spread throughout the country and covers all field of research. CNRS strives to develop collaboration between specialists from different fields of expertise. These interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific investigation and enable CNRS to address the needs of society and industry.
The “Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microélectronique” (LTM) is one unit of CNRS focusing his research programs on technological development for Ultra Large Scale Integration technology with special emphasis on micro patterning. LTM main projects are in the area of advanced lithography, plasma processes, nano-materials and nanotechnologies.