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ARCSIS, Association for the Research on Components and Secured Integrated Systems.

ARCSIS is an organization in charge of strengthening the microelectronics, semiconductor, photovoltaic and communicating objects industries of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region for a national and international influence. ARCSIS also manages a major collaborative research and development program – CIM PACA (PACA Integrated Microelectronics Center) which groups together the microelectronics community around three interconnected platforms: Design, Characterization and Micro-PackS. Our mission is to encourage partnerships in R&D and develop business.



ARCSIS conferences in 2013

ARCSIS, with the support of "l'Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Mines de Saint-Etienne", organizes 3 international events at the « Centre de Microélectronique de Provence », in Gardanne (Southern France, next to Aix-en-Provence): 

  • e-NVM, dedicated to Leading Egde Embedded NVM, September 30 & October 1 -
  • PACO, dealing with Power Autonomous Communicating Objects, October 24 & 25 –
  • IPSO, on the topic of Innovative Printed Smart Objects, November 28 & 29 -


French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a stakeholder and operator committed to developing and promoting the French Riviera and its companies, has 4 main activities:


Economic observation, analysis and communication enabling economic actors and companies to take informed and appropriate decisions.

Coordination and support services provided by teams of specialists to increase the performance of French Riviera companies and facilitate the exchange and adoption of best practices.

These services include support necessary for local and international development, and specific programmes aimed at improving retail, and helping industrial and innovative companies become more competitive. Most of the programmes are set up in collaboration with local actors.

Training and education at the service of local companies. The French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry has set up and manages schools, for example, the International School of Nice, as well as specific apprenticeship programmes and institutes like the Aeronautics Training Institute, the Automobile Training Institute and the Health and Pharmaceutical Training Institute.

Management of facilities and affiliates: The CCI helps to increase the attractiveness of the region through the management of the ports of Nice, Villefranche, Cannes, Golfe Juan, and as a shareholder in the French Riviera airports of Nice and Cannes – Mandelieu, as well as by offering a range of services to its clients (cruising, yachting, tourism activities, logistic activities…)


A connected CCI, providing e-services for businesses


A new policy of proximity requires the use of new communication technologies: the French Riviera CCI’s e-services development plan is already underway and "e-proximity" is becoming a reality. In addition to the French Riviera ECOBIZ platform, made up of 8,800 member companies and more than 10000 members, the CCI and its partners have launched, a site designed to encourage the recruitment and sharing of needs in human resources management. The CCI has also launched with its partners to provide information and to facilitate access to housing for workers on the French Riviera. Another e-service provided by the CCI concerns the sale and takeover of companies.

This interactive services can all be found on


Customer contacts :

0800 422 222


Team Côte d’Azur


Communaute d'Agglomeration Sophia Antipolis

Since its inception in 2002, CASA has implemented mechanisms and actions related to its competences, among which economic development is one of the most important.

By building structural facilities, encouraging SME’s and assisting projects such as SAME, supporting actions related to innovation, linking the European Partnerships ,the CASA is committed for strengthen the attractiveness of its territory and in particular the technology park.
CASA affirms its aim to accelerate creativity and the synergy with his new project named The Business Pole. Opened in August 2012, this center welcomes the most important economic actors (incubators, private and public associations, clusters) and SME’s . In November  the last step of this project has been opened:  a place of innovation and entertainment, meeting and sharing ideas, providing meeting rooms, relaxation areas and showroom for business.

Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes


The support of innovation is essential to make our companies more competitive and to create tomorrow’s jobs.

Our commitment to this issue justifies the important involvement of the Conseil Général in the development of Sophia Antipolis, the competitiveness poles, the certified collaborative projects in Research and Development and the technological platforms and incubators.

Each year we join forces with this major event, the SAME Conference, for the promotion and the development of state-of-the-art sectors, making the Alpes-Maritimes a major leader in new technologies.

The Côte d'Azur microelectronics cluster, now in the top 5 in Europe, takes advantage of the long-established presence of world leaders. Today more than 80 companies concentrate on developing semiconductors, designing Integrated circuits and wireless technologies, or producing smart cards and embedded Systems. The Provence Côte d'Azur region represents 40% of national turnover in Microelectronics, nearly 4000 jobs in R&D with 250 million € of private Investment for R&D programs.

The cluster is backed by several collaborative initiatives such as the SCS competitiveness cluster, developing cooperation projects between research institutes, academic organizations and companies.

President of the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes

DATE 2014

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DATE is a leading international event and unique networking opportunity for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software.  The exhibition will feature leading suppliers of development tools and platforms for hardware and software development, showing a range of products from the front-end to back-end of chip design through silicon test and manufacture, from system architecture through to embedded software implementation and networking.  The conference will address all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and embedded system engineering.


Visit DATE at ICC Dresden, Germany, 24-28 March 2014


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Région Provence Alpes Côte d'azur


Thanks to the dynamism of its economic and institutional actors, The Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is recognized today like one of the international poles of excellence in the field of the microelectronic design: the Secured Communicating Solutions Cluster is gathering Research, Universities and Companies for innovation and emergence of a new value chain. It became one of the vectors of the technological and economic dynamism of our territory. The SAME 2013 Conference acts as a showcase for regional companies and facilitates the development of this industrial sector.



Secured Communicationg Solutions

SCS world class Cluster: “The Future’s in good hands”

The Secured Communicating Solutions (SCS) world-class Cluster, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, brings together more than 250 key players in Contactless, Networks & M2M & mobile services, Security & Digital Identities technologies.
More than 250 industrial and academic members are participating in high-growth markets: Mobile phones, health, tourism, security (mobile internet, smart card, electronic tag, geolocalization...), among which 75% are innovative SMEs, 26 world leaders  and 18 research and training establishments and organizations.
SCS Cluster activities focus on 3 key missions: developing innovative and competitive R&D projects, contributing to the development of SMEs and helping to create an ecosystem suited to the regional development of ICTs.
SCS Cluster has enabled since 2006 more than 390 R&D projects representing over €1.2 billion in R&D investments and helped the creation of mutualized plateforms (CIM PACA, Com4Innov) or expertise centers (RFID,e-Health)  to allow development, testing and experimentation of innovative products/services/solutions. 

For more information or to join us:

Telecom Valley

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At the heart of the Sophia Antipolis technology park, the Telecom Valley association, cluster of players of the French Riviera digital economy, has nearly 110 members and represents more than 13 000 jobs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
With its 22 years of existence, it is a dynamic network including large companies, SMEs, research organizations, training facilitators and institutional partners of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var departements.
Running through thematic working groups and projects led by unpaid volonteers, Telecom Valley stimulates technological innovation in the region and accelerates the adoption of IT best practices and uses.

It thereby holds more than one hundred events per year around:
• m-Tourism
• Open Source,
• Employment and Training in ICT
• Innovation,
• Quality.

The structure members of Telecom Valley relies on four major areas of expertise:
• microelectronics,
• software,
• telecoms,
• Multimedia,
and a set of institutional and association partners.


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