Help to start up a new company
for a Multi Chip Modules supplier
Our Customer, a large microelectronics R&D centre, has developed a multilayer
interconnection technology used for manufacturing modules with passive and active
components, reducing total cost and improving performance, for volume applications
(e.g. radiotelephony, automotive). The next step is to create a spinoff company
devoted to the production and sales of these modules. Our role is:
- to build up the business plan,
- to qualify and quantify the market by interviewing potential customers,
- to ensure that the technology and its derived products and services will match
the market demand,
- to implement the communication plan.
out and qualify diversification markets
for a military equipment manufacturer
Our Customer seeks civil applications for an imaging software technology he
has developed and industrialised.
Our role consisted in finding out, approaching and pre-selecting potential partners
(SMEs, R&D centres), in order to transfer the technology.
for a supplier of chemical products for the semiconductor industry
Our Customer is a major supplier of photolithography chemicals used for patterning
very fine structures on integrated circuits. To complement the field information
from his sales and marketing organisation, he needed the unbiased information
that only an external consulting house could bring.
Our role was to bring a both synthesised and detailed survey of their European
customer base. We collated field information through face to face interviews
with 30 persons of 10 manufacturing plants, and by telephone interviews with
15 individuals from 12 other plants.
and funding optimisation
for a component and systems engineering company
Our Customer designs and sells volume products in the telecommunication and
consumer fields. After he took the decision to relocate its corporate office
with engineering and marketing teams, our mission was to:
- build up the business plan to be presented to banks, investors and regional
- select the most attractive places for a maximised efficiency in terms of employment,
local funding and facilities.
The company is now well installed and pursuing its growth.
for a car manufacturer
Our Customer is a department of a car maker, in charge of optimising the production
and purchasing costs.
The goal is to help him better understand the cost structure of an electronic
module, and to issue a financial and technical proposal to re-engineer this module,
leading to spare 5% out of 20MEuro purchased modules per year.
for a public transport operator
Our Customer is a urban transport operator, planning to generalise the use of
an electronic contactless pass with two main features : transport pass and electronic
A specific mission was to issue a call for tender for the redesign and industrialisation
of the current prototype, analyse the answers and rank the potential suppliers
according to economic and technical criteria.
to project proposal to the European Commission
for a hardware and software department of a large group
We help our customer to synthesise its know-how and state of the art, in order
to write a proposal on the "re-use of software object-oriented components" to
the European Commission.
for an industrial partner
for a missile manufacturer
We help our customer in the market and business aspects of a technology transfer
towards another company.
for a network of companies involved in microelectronics
Within the "Cost Analysis" working group of the COMPETE thematic network, we
designed and maintain a software tool for simulating streams and costs of industrial
processes or manufacturing steps : SimWitch © (Simulate Where Is The Cost Hidden)
is a simple and efficient tool, running on a PC, complementing the use of spreadsheets.
for a Supplier of microelectronics production equipment
We proceeded to a very specific world-wide survey on MOCVD (Metal Organic Chemical
Vapour Deposit) demand and business opportunities, bringing enough elements
for our customer to decide to invest or not in this field.
for the European Commission
Consulting to the DG III, XII, XIII on incentive for the results exploitation
of R&D projects.
of professional event
an MTA initiative : Toulouse October '98 round-table
Professionals debated on a subject : "Management of innovation in Information
Technology : particularities and complementarities between SMEs, large groups
and R&D centres".
project secretariat and communication
for the co-ordinator of the CALYPSO (IA 1001) project
CALYPSO : Contact And contactLess environments Yielding a citizen Pass integrating
urban Services and financial Operations.
The project groups 23 companies, 63 individuals in 5 European countries. Based
on smart card use (contact and contactless), CALYPSO is a ticketing and payment
system integrating urban services and electronic-purses.
and management of a microelectronics network
for the European Commission DGXII
COMPETE is a network focused on microelectronics packaging & interconnection,
bringing together more than 45 companies delegating about 70 specialists, representing
more than 50 projects funded by the EC (Esprit and Brite Euram projects).
COMPETE organises specific working groups and circulates the results.