III-V Lab mission
The mission of III-V Lab is to perform research and development on III-V semiconductor components, from basic research to development, taking advantage of the commonalities between the technologies developed for different markets addressed by Thales and Alcatel-Lucent, such as telecom, space, defence and security.
III-V Lab has also the capacity to produce and sell components (epitaxial wafers, processed wafers, modules) in small quantities (typically a few tens of wafers); this is one of its main business development axis. Such capacity is particularly adapted to address in a flexible way the rapid evolution of the market, allowing partner companies (modules or systems manufacturers, including of course the mother companies Alcatel-Lucent and Thales) to have an early access to the components; in a second step, depending on the market evolution, if larger quantities are required, the technology will be transferred to a partner company with larger production capacities.
Its staff amounts to approximately 100, including 95 researchers.