The CNFM is the French institution that coordinates initial training and continuous education in microelectronics. For more than 15 years, the CNFM has been in charge of the coordination between universities, microelectronics industries and French authorities. The CNFM takes in each year more than 5000 students for practical works in 11 centers having common tools in IC design and complementary facilities in technology. The CNFM is also responsible for the purchasing and maintenance of common facilities, i.e. CAD tools, testers workstations. The CNFM also allows the collective manufacturing of training integrated circuits using the CMP service (Circuits Multi-Projects). At last, the CNFM takes part in several actions, regarding namely continuing education in microelectronics.
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