The sector combines the latest expertise across the three key technologies of microelectronics, telecommunications and software leading to innovation on growing markets that include microprocessors, embedded electronics, security, telecommunications and wireless, mobiles and tablets, software and professional applications, games and 3D imaging, web and multimedia content.

Working with market leaders

Sophia Antipolis’ international reputation for its wealth of expertise attracts the sector’s leading international companies like Intel, Gemalto, ARM, STMIcroelectronics and Maxim Integrated Products. Sophia Antipolis alsos boasts world leaders in EDA design such as Cadence and Synopsys as well as the world leader in software solutions for simulating optics : OPTIS. Learn more

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Infrastructure and facilities

The Cote d'Azur is home to powerful ICT infrastructures. One of them, Com4Innov, is a large-scale digital laboratory, a tool for developing and testing in 4G/LTE/IMS and M2M environments. This is a unique platform in France providing companies with powerful tools to develop, prototype and test their future products and services using 4G.

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The ICT industry on the Cote d’Azur

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region is one of the rare European regions to enjoy a critical mass of talents and resources across the three fields of microelectronics, telecoms and software.

The ICT industry on the Cote d'Azur is made of 1684 companies representing 22,900 jobs. (source: CCI NCA 2015)

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