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  • Pure Premium Quartz (PPQ) synthesis for SAW resonators beyond the state of the art

    Pure Premium Quartz (PPQ) synthesis for SAW resonators beyond the state of the art

    Background, Motivation and Objective 

    Quartz crystal is a key material for the development of the first generations of cellular phones with frequency filters operating in the 70-350 MHz frequency range with a quality factor times frequency (Q×f) products reaching values around 9×1012. Recent developments aim at developing low phase noise oscillator, taking advantage of the compactness, temperature stability and resonance quality of resonators built on the so-called AT-cut family defined using the IEEE Std-176 standard notation as (YXl)/θ with θ ranging from 28 to 40°.

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  • CSR: Cristal innov is committed to a proactive policy.

    Innovation driven by the challenges of climate change:
    • Recycling non-compliant parts, either by reintegrating them as raw materials into the process, or by diversifying their use, with the example of CRYSTALITE.
    • Diverting technologies for innovations in favor of the environment: the Synterre project aims to use hydrothermal synthesis technology (used for the synthesis of quartz) in order to purify rare earths in an eco-friendly process, compared to current technologies.
    • Search for new crystal compositions synthesized at lower temperatures for equivalent properties to the crystals currently used (ab initio approach, modeling, AI, etc.).
    • Footprinting carbon of new projects.

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  • Management of non-compliance action plan

    During its ISO-9001 certification renewal audit, 2 strong points were highlighted in CRISTAL INNOV QMS :
    - The efficiency of its ERP, both for the repeatability of production ranges, the traceability of products and the management of non-compliance action plan (yes, it may rarely happen...) - Its pro-active CSR policy (Corporate social responsibility) on its two aspects (societal and environmental). It can generate innovation too (e.g., more environmentally positive material, recycling, etc.)
    As our QMS is a sign of confidence, CRISTAL INNOV team is proud of its continuous improvements for ever greater customer satisfaction.

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  • Cristal innov’s team is proud to announce that Cristal innov is certified ISO 9001-2015

    Cristal innov’s team is proud to announce that Cristal innov is certified ISO 9001-2015

    Scope of the certification: DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF CRYSTALS AND COMPONENTS

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  • Cristal innov is committed to CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility.

    As for environment, reducing and recycling waste, optimizing energy efficiency in facilities and processes, and limiting carbon footprint by lower transportation are Cristal innov’s 1st priorities. As for social issues, Cristal innov is vigilant about how raw materials are extracted at the global level. Its team promotes and disseminates scientific knowledge and gets involved in NGO at the local level. This corporate responsibility leads to innovation, with an R&D project on an innovative process for rare earth recycling.

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  • 27-30 sept 2022 Cristal innov will exhibit at the ZOOM Micronora

    27-30 sept 2022 Cristal innov will exhibit at the ZOOM Micronora

    The International microtechnology trade fair (27-30 sept 2022 – Besançon). A great opportunity to present Cristal innov’s high performance crystals and new materials ! Do not hesitate to ask for a free invitation

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  • Scientific publication LGT

    Cristal innov works in strong collaboration with R&D lab on Langatate (LGT). This is the last scientific publication we contributed to. At your disposal for any further information

    Download the publication

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  • 2022: strong activity at Cristal innov in line with global trends.

    2022: strong activity at Cristal innov in line with global trends.

    2022 starts with a strong business growth at Cristal innov, in line with the global trend. The production of crystals is accelerating, especially in the piezoelectric family.

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  • The French crystal industry is opening up to new horizons !

    The French crystal industry is opening up to new horizons !

    As the jewellery world is recognizing the ethical, aesthetic and poetic value of synthetic crystals, the French sector will create unique works: prestigious decorative pieces made from crystals. The first pieces exhibited in Lyon in September 2021 will highlight the design and technologies mastered by this French luxury sector, including manufacturers and laboratories.


    These clocks, manufactured by Cristal innov, will incorporate crystals and technologies produced by ILM, the LMI, RSA le Rubis and DiamConcept
     

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  • Quartz substrate

    France's recovery and resilience plan funded SenSix project. The leader is Frec¬|n|sys – subsidiary of SOITEC -, Cristal innov is partner.

    This project aims to develop state of the art substrate for POI (Piezo on Insulator) and quartz substrates (from 100 to 150 mm) for wireless powerless sensors. These devices address 4.0 industry and automotive, especially autonomy vehicles. Funds will help technology development and investment for a competitive industry.

    This partnership lays the foundation for a national sector for a wireless powerless sensors and RF filters. Frec|n|sys is a leader in SAW (Surface Acoustic waves) technology, SOITEC a leader in POI, and Cristal innov, leader in Quartz substrate.

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    CRYSTALS AND PROCESSES INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

    Very small to medium-sized businesses, industrial manufacturers, academic laboratories Pooled resources supporting your innovation

    2 000 m2
    square meters of technology rooms

    Equipped with clean room for pilot line

    R&D offering

    2

    millions euros of pooled equipment

    20

    collaborative projects

    technology services

    10

    permanent staff

    50

    members and partners

    Piezoelectric crystal-based product range

    A cluster to foster networking

    Synergy of know-hows

    EXCELLENCE
    FOR CRYSTALS AND PROCESSES

    our references

      Collaborative projects

      ▶  Technology innovation
      ▶  Territorial attractiveness
      ▶  SMEs competitiveness

      Applications & devices

      ▶  Sensors
      ▶  Transducers
      ▶  Resonators

      Market segments

      ▶  Space
      ▶  Aeronautics
      ▶  Defense
      ▶  Health