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Research in microsystems and nanotechnology expands knowledge frontiers, enables applications, and contributes to economic prosperity in Canada through advanced technology manufacturing.


Enable and support the creation and application of micro- and nanosystems knowledge and manufacturing capability by providing a national infrastructure for excellence in research through Canada’s National Design Network and establishing and verifying a path to commercialization of related processes, devices, components and systems.

About CMC

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization managing Canada’s National Design Network®.  CMC reduces barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies. 

About Canada’s National Design Network (CNDN)

A national network of 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in micro-nanotechnologies. CNDN is recognized as a Major Research Facility and has been awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. 

Guiding Values

Research Excellence, “Honest Broker”, Benefit to Canada

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Success Stories

Proud to support the innovative work of researches in Canada. View all success stories!

Photo of Leslie Rusch and Wei Shi

Commonplace material, extraordinary performance

An all-silicon modulator developed by Université Laval professors Leslie Rusch (left) and Wei Shi achieved the fastest-ever transmission on silicon photonics. Their low-cost, low-energy component, produced through standard foundry processes, solves a significant challenge in next-generation semiconductor design.
Photo credit: Reinier deSmit

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Dr. Pierre Sullivan, with Dr. Amirreza Amighi and Dr. Nasser Ashgriz standing in front of lab equipment

Sizing up an industrial solution

Dr. Pierre Sullivan, left, with Dr. Amirreza Amighi (centre) and Dr. Nasser Ashgriz combined imaging, machine-learning, and statistical analytics to bring quality control to the tiny particles emitted by spray nozzles in a wide variety of industrial applications.
Photo credit: Reinier deSmit

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Photo of Jean-François Pratte working in laboratory

Adding a new dimension to light detection

Ultra-sensitive detectors for capturing light signals developed by Université de Sherbrooke’s Jean-François Pratte and his team, including Frédéric Vachon, foreground, are advancing the power and sophistication of a broad range of imaging technologies, from PET scanners to big-science endeavours such as neutrino detection.

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Contact Us

CMC Microsystems
1055 Princess St, Suite 301
Kingston, ON K7L 1H3
Phone: 613.530.4666
Fax: 613.548.8104
Email: info@cmc.ca

CMC by the Numbers

Academic-industry collaborations enabled annually
Publications enabled annually
1 %
of clients would recommend to another researcher

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