October 15th, 2021 Innovative Companies

ALPORA Innovation Europa

October 2021

Soitec SA, based in France, operates in the semiconductor industry. As a key player in the microelectronics industry, the company develops and produces innovative high-performance materials that customers use to manufacture more powerful and energy-efficient electronic components.

Focus on Innovation

The innovation focus is primarily on incremental product innovation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers. These substrates are patterned and cut into chips to produce circuits for electronic components. The company offers diverse solutions to miniaturize chips, improve product performance and reduce energy consumption. Soitec’s Smart Cut technology has already been extended to materials other than silicon and other layer transfer technologies have been developed.

Regarding the megatrend of digitalization, Soitec SA is accelerating the transformation in the mobility and IT sectors. The company’s products are used to make chips in smartphones, computers, IT servers and data centers, as well as electronic components in cars, connected devices, industrial and medical equipment.

Every month ALPORA presents an ALPORA Top Innovator for each innovation fund. For each company, a detailed innovation analysis was carried out based on the ALPORA-Methods and the resulting innovation efficiency score was determined.