CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology), founded in 1984, is a private applied research and development center specializing in micro- and nanotechnology, system engineering microelectronics and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and the technological expertise derived from applied research.

CSEM’s mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry, particularly Swiss industry, by developing applied technology platforms in micro- and nanotechnologies and ICT and transferring them to the industrial sector. The development of such highly innovative platforms is supported by the Swiss Confederation and by several cantons including Neuchâtel, Basel Land, Graubünden, the cantons of central Switzerland (Obwalden, Nidwalden, Luzern, Schwyz, Zug and Uri) and the Fürstentum Liechtenstein.

Facts at-a-Glance

  • Founded in 1984
  • CHF 68.5M in revenues (2010)
  • More than 390 employees in Switzerland
  • More than 40 PhD students and trainees 
  • More than 150 customers worldwide
  • Headquartered in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Additional research centers in Switzerland: Alpnach, Muttenz, Landquart and Zurich
  • Branches in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates

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