In 1992, two engineers from the CEA–LETI, Jean-Michel Lamure and André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé created Soitec.
Soitec produces “new-generation” silicon, known as SOI (silicon on insulator), used to make high-performance, low-consumption microprocessors. SOI is widely used in leading-edge sectors, such as aerospace, computing and telephony.
Based in Bernin, in the heart of the Grenoble cluster, Soitec is home to the world’s largest SOI production plant, with 4,500 m2 of white rooms. SOI employs 1,000 people on its production sites in Bernin, Les Ulis, Singapore and in its sales offices in Asia and the United States.