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TRFR20201207001

A French company is looking for expertise in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) to manufacture a thin nanolayer containing different chemical compound via a manufacturing agreement.

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ABSTRACT

The French company develops selective nano gas sensor with components on Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOX) technology.
The company is looking for a partner that can deposit a thin nanolayer containing different chemical compounds by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) under a manufacturing agreement.


FULL DESCRIPTION

The French company has achieved its development on nano gas sensors, and is now able to propose the smallest selective gas sensor on the market. After 6 years of R&D and 2 years of developing engineering samples, the company is now looking for a manufacturer which can manufacture the sensitive layer based on Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and using metal oxides in industrial quantities. A manufacturing agreement is sought.

Three technologies are present in the gas sensor market:
- Optical sensors which are accurate but big,
- Electrochemical sensors which need to be calibrated very often,
- Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOX) is the newcomer.

The French company develops sensors that belong to the MOX technology family. They are made up of three parts: a support layer in silicon, an electric circuit for sensor signals and heaters, and a nanotechnology (metal oxide) layer which is a sensitive layer specific to a group of gases.

This technology is expected in several markets:
- Smart city: devices and equipment networks measuring outdoor air quality
- Automotive: devices measuring exhaust gas quality and air quality in vehicle interior enabling air purification
- Consumer portable devices: consumer electronic devices integrating gas detection application (smart phone, ...) to inform and/or prevent
- Smart Home: smoke detector, dangerous gas detector, indoor air quality, air purifier, ...
- Industry: staff and industrial equipment safety
- Medtech : device intended to be used for medical
purposes.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The French SME is looking for a potential partner that has strong expertise in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and is capable of using metal oxides in industrial quantities (millions of components).
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The French SME is looking for a potential partner that has strong expertise in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and is capable of using metal oxides in industrial quantities (millions of components).

The company expects to collaborate under a manufacturing agreement.


Development Stage:

Available for demonstration - Proof of concept has been completed. An industrial transfer is about to be completed for one sensitive layer.


IPR:

Secret Know-how,Patents granted,Exclusive Rights - The patent has been filed in 2013 and, since then, has been granted in several countries in the world (Europe, China, US, ) The French company is the exclusive licensee on the patent.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
FRANCE
Profile date
18/03/2021
Deadline
15/01/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Manufacturing agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Information Processing & Systems \ TechUK Single Mapping, August 2014
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS / Electronic circuits, components and equipment / Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics / ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS / Electronic circuits, components and equipment / Nanotechnologies related to electronics & microelectronics / ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS / Electronic circuits, components and equipment / Semiconductors
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
MARKET KEYWORDS
OTHER ELECTRONICS RELATED / Electronic Components / Semiconductors / OTHER ELECTRONICS RELATED / Electronics Related Equipment / Semiconductor fabrication equipment and wafer products / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Industrial Automation / Industrial measurement and sensing equipment

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRFR20201207001