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General description

In 2007, three laboratories, PIOM, IXL and LAPS located in Bordeaux have joined to form the IMS laboratory (CNRS-UMR, ENSEIRB, University Bordeaux 1,, which now regroups 270 persons (teachers-researchers, technical staff and PhD students).

Three departments are developing research studies on:

  • Materials, Microelectromechanical systems, Bioelectromagnetics: MCM department,

  • IC Design, Reliability, Power electronics: COFI department,

  • Automatic control, Production engineering, Signal: LAPS department.

The two IMS teams involved in the DOTFIVE project belong to the Design group and to the Nanoelectronics group of COFI department which haves been notably involved in analog and radiofrequency IC design in Si technologies and device compact modelling, since the 90’s.  


Prof. Thomas Zimmer

IMS, Bat A31 351, cours de la Libération

F - 33405 Talence Cedex

+33 5 40 00 27 66 

Role/activity in the project

The ’’modelling’’ team of the Nanoelectronics group is involved in WP1 as a participant and in WP4 as a work package leader. It is headed by Prof. T. Zimmer, has a 15 years experience in BJT and HBT modelling. The key tasks within the dotfive project concern investigation of novel device structures and de-embedding for very high frequency measurements.

The IC design team involved in WP5, leaded by Prof. JB Begueret, consists of 4 researchers, 12 Ph.D. students and three research engineers. This team will have in charge some very advanced oscillator designs.  

People involved in the project

Cristell MANEUX was born in France, in 1968. She graduated in electronics in 1998. Her Ph. D. was on the topic ’’Study of failure mechanisms of GaAs-based Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors’’. Since 1998, she is associate professor at the University of Bordeaux in France. Her current research topics are the evaluation of the III-V HBT reliability and the modeling of the Si/SiGe HBT using the physical simulation.  

Thomas Zimmer was born in Wollbach, Germany. He received the M. Sc. degree in physics from the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 1989 and the Ph. D. degree in electronics from the University Bordeaux 1, France, in 1992. Since 2003, he is Professor at the University Bordeaux 1, France. His research focuses on characterization and modeling of high frequency devices, in particular Si/SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistors. He is a program committee member of the BCTM. He is has published about 100 technical papers related to his research and he has contributed to 5 book chapters.  

Jean-Baptiste Begueret, IMS Lab, France, received the M.S. degree in electronics in 1990 and the PhD degree in 1996, both from the University of Bordeaux, France. In 1997, he joined IXL, the microelectronics laboratory of University of Bordeaux, France, as an assistant professor, becoming associate professor in 1999 with the IC Design Team, where he leads the “High-Speed Mixed IC” Team since 2000. Since 2005, he is the head of this “IC Design Team”. In 2006, he became a full professor in this University. His research interests are in silicon, SiGe and SOI IC design for RF (up to 80 GHz) and high-speed data link (up to 40 Gbps) applications. He has been a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference (CICC). In 2002, he received the Best Paper Award at the "Asian Pacific Microwave Conference" in Japan. Since 2004, he joined the RF subcommittee of the TPCs of the IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), RFIT (IEEE International Workshop on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology) and ICECS (IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems). He is co-author of more than 100 publications in international conferences, 18 articles in major journals, and 10 patents. In 2006, he is Technical Program Chair of the IEEE ICECS conference hold in Nice, and in 2007, he will be General Chair of IEEE PRIME conference in Bordeaux.  

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