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.
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.
Research Excellence, “Honest Broker”, Benefit to Canada
Board of Directors
A decade after creating the world’s first graduate-level course for designing and making nanophotonic integrated circuits, UBC Professor Lukas Chrostowski enjoys seeing his students continue to push the limits of innovation in this expanding technology.
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