Schneider Electric: a partner in STMicroelectronics’ new R&D center in Crolles (Grenoble) to ensure optimum electrical distribution
On Thursday February 27, 2003, Mr. Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, inaugurated STMicroelectronics’ new research center in Crolles, near Grenoble (France). This new pilot site is the fruit of a partnership between STMicroelectronics, Philips and Motorola. It is among the few most advanced research centers in the world in the area of nanotechnologies. Initially, electronic chips of 90 nanometers in size will be manufactured.
Schneider Electric supplied the entire electrical distribution architecture. The specifications required a system that is easy to operate, scaleable, with a high level of continuous service complying with regulations and standards. Highly available, high-grade electrical power is critical on a round-the-clock basis, 365 days a year. The electrical power current must be faultless.
In record time, Schneider Electric supplied the electrical distribution and automation products and equipment for the electrical network from the EDF distribution substation right through to the process machines and utilities (water, air, gas, waste treatment, etc). The global solution provided includes not only the products, but the long-term maintenance of the installation. The contract is worth EUR 15 million.