About Us


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


Accelerate industrial innovation and enable research excellence in Canada by providing an international infrastructure that supports the creation and application of advanced technology knowledge and manufacturing capability and the development of related processes, devices, components, and systems.

About CMC

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization that accelerates research and innovation in advanced technologies including microelectronics, photonics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and quantum software and hardware. Founded in 1984, CMC lowers the cost and complexity of technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies including access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities. CMC enables research, development, and the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) for an international network of over 10,000 researchers and more than 1,200 companies developing innovations in advanced technologies. The key values of CMC are: benefits to Canada, a role as an honest broker, and research impact. 

Guiding Values

Research Excellence, “Honest Broker”, Benefit to Canada

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CMC Microsystems is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, skills, and experiences contribute to excellence in research and innovation. This culture is the responsibility of every participant in the ecosystem, including employees, funders, investors, sponsors, institutions, companies, researchers, advisors, administrators, and reviewers.


All potential users of CMC services will have the opportunity to access and benefit from our programs through our fair and impartial practices.


CMC values attributes that allow people from any background and any region to succeed. This includes attributes such as race, gender, language, culture, religion, age, and career stage; institutional and company attributes such as size, type, and location; and research spanning the entire spectrum of basic to applied and across all disciplines and industrial sectors.


CMC respects and values all individuals for their contributions and our culture encourages collaboration, partnership, and engagement among diverse groups of people, institutions, and areas of research to maximize the potential of Canada’s research and innovation ecosystem.

Become a CMC Member

Join a movement of like-minded organizations committed to advancing the semiconductor industry in Canada.

Contact Us

1111 Notre-Dame West
Pavillon B, Suite B-0710
Montréal, QC H3C 6M8 

1055 Princess Street
Suite 301
Kingston, ON K7L 1H3

400 March Road
Suite 110
Ottawa, ON K2K 3H4

1950 rue Roy
Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2X8

Phone: +1.613.530.4666 |  Email: info@cmc.ca

CMC by the Numbers

academic-industry collaborations enabled annually
HQP moved to industry in Canada annually
of clients would recommend to another researcher
1 %

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