Photonics and Optoelectronics

Research Access to Photonic and Optoelectronic Prototyping Services

Grant Application Deadline: May 10, 2012 (Run Codes 1202PA,1202PB, 1202PD, 1202PF)  Application coming soon!


CMC Microsystems offers Canadian university researchers access to industrial-class fabrication of photonic and optoelectronic prototypes, through a strategic partnership with the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) in Ottawa and the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre  (IMEC) in Belgium.

Available Technology

1. III-V Epitaxy & Processing  --  CPFC

  • InP substrates (technology code PA)
  • GaAs substrates (technology code PB)

2. Silicon-based Prototyping

  • Silicon on Insulator -- CPFC (technology code PD)
  • Silicon on Insulator -- IMEC's passive cSOI process (technology code PF)
The guidelines set out on CMC's website are based on processes currently available.  The feasibility of individual projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and researchers are encouraged to discuss their project concept with CMC before formally submitting a manufacturing request.

Contact Information

CMC Microsystems would be pleased to discuss your requirements for photonics and optoelectronics prototyping.

Please contact:

Jessica Zhang, Optoelectronics Implementation Engineer

Phone: 613.745.4141   E-mail:<>

Dan Deptuck, Staff Scientist, Optoelectronics Engineering

Phone: 613.530.4670   E-mail:<>


Important Dates:

May 10, 2012:  RFMR deadline

June 11, 2012:  Notification of fabrication grant awards

August 31, 2012: Design submission deadline

September 10, 2012:  DRC Clean layout deadline for 1202PF

September 10, 2012:  Target date for finalized design (with foundry input and final price quotation) and DRC clean layout deadline for 1202PA/PB/PD

December 2012 - March 2013:Forecast dates for fabrication. Designs finalized before April 30, 2012 may be fabricated earlier.


1203pa/PB/PD/PF - RFMR Deadline August 10, 2012 (additional details will detail)