Ulis is planning to develop next-generation infrared detectors using the French Nano2022 test line

According to the report of the company, Sofradir and its subsidiary Ulis will invest 150 million euros for the French Nano2022 for the development of next-generation infrared detectors.

The Nano2022 is France's action plan to support the development of nanotechnology, which will fund the new microelectronics test line.

STMicroelectronics and Soitec and other companies in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region participated in the project, and Sofradir and Ulis also operate in the region. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region contributed 35 million euros to the project.


Ulis plans to use the Nano2022 test line to develop next-generation infrared detectors to address intelligent building automation systems (workspace management and energy savings), road safety and interior comfort requirements.

These test lines will also help Sofradir develop ultra-large-scale infrared detectors for space and astronomical observations, as well as compact, lightweight sensors for portable and drone applications.

“Infrared technology can provide the necessary solutions for improving living, travel, energy efficiency, safety and environmental monitoring. These are important needs of human society,” said Jean-Fran, Chairman and CEO of Sofradir and Ulis? “With our investment, equipment manufacturers will benefit from the ease of use and performance offered by these new products,” said oisDelepau.

The European Commission approved the "European Common Interest Project" (IPCEI) on December 18, 2018, a joint project of France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, which will provide 1.75 billion euros for research and innovation in the field of microelectronics. Public support.

The IPCEI framework proposes key cross-border R&D and infrastructure projects to encourage member countries to spend their public spending on large projects. These projects will make a significant contribution to European economic growth, job creation and competitiveness.