Established in 1984, CSEM (Centre suisse d'électronique et de microtechnique) is a research and development center specialized in micro- and nanotechnologies, microelectronics, system engineering, photovoltaics and information and communication 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 and the cantons of central Switzerland (Obwalden, Nidwalden, Luzern, Schwyz, Zug and Uri).