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CMC Microsystems Strategy Aims to Leverage High Tech Manufacturing in Canada
Can Canada Out Innovate Other Countries When the Chips are Down?

MONTREAL, QC – June 23, 2021: CMC Microsystems (CMC), a non-profit national organization that accelerates technology research and commercialization, has a plan to accelerate high tech manufacturing in Canada, including specialty semiconductors, by helping existing and new companies achieve high volume manufacturing success.

CMC Microsystems Strategy Aims to Leverage High Tech Manufacturing in Canada
Can Canada Out Innovate Other Countries When the Chips are Down?
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Photonics North 2021 Brings New Research, Development, and Innovation to Light

MONTREAL, QC – June 3, 2021: Photonics North 2021, one of the world’s most prestigious events for photonics researchers and industry was a huge success. The event, certified by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was held virtually from May 31-June 2, and drew researchers, innovators, and industry representatives from around the world to discover the latest developments in the photonics space. co-chaired by Gordon Harling, President and CEO of CEO Microsystems and P. Scott Carney, Director of the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics.

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Unique Semiconductor Chip Design Course Attracts Canadian Graduate Students

MONTREAL, QC – May 19, 2021: A unique course for designing integrated semiconductor chips conceived and organized by Gayathri Singh, Team Leader for Microelectronics at CMC Microsystems is a hot ticket with graduate students at Canadian universities. No other organization in Canada offers such a course based on the most advanced semiconductor chip processes in existence.

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NovaceneAI and CMC Microsystems bring the power of quantum computing to business users.

MONTREAL, QC – May 3, 2021 – Novacene (NovaceneAI Corp), and CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), today launched a quantum-enhanced AI application for business users. Novacene and CMC partnered to incorporate quantum AI algorithms into the NovaceneAI Platform.

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CMC Microsystems Welcomes Budget 2021 Innovation Investments

April 20, 2021 — CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), a leading technology and innovation support organization in Canada, welcomes Budget 2021, presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. “We congratulate Minister Freeland and the Government of Canada on Budget 2021,” said Gordon Harling, President and CEO of CMC. “The Government of Canada has made it clear that innovation, research, and advanced technology ecosystems will play a critical role in the economic recovery from the pandemic and will fuel growth.”

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CMC is the industrial partner for the first OpenHW Accelerate Research project awarded by Mitacs

April 6, 2021: — CMC Microsystems is the industrial partner for the Open HW CORE-V VEC research project, which will optimize RISC-V vector processors for machine learning, sensor data processing, and acceleration of Edge applications. This initiative is made possible by a multi-year $22.5 million investment from the Mitacs Accelerate research internship program, which connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business challenges. The project is also being driven by OpenHW Group, a global, not-for-profit organization where hardware and software designers develop open-source cores, related IP, tools, and software.

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Canadian Quantum Computing Gets A Boost Through Unique Training Opportunity

March 25, 2021: Graduate students from across Canada enjoyed a unique opportunity to use the IBM Q Hub, one of the world’s most powerful quantum computing platforms. Held online over three weeks, this training workshop came to light through NSERC CREATE programs Quantum BC and QSciTech, who joined forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind workshop for students to learn how to use the IBM Q Hub for concrete, real-world applications.

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Optiwave and CMC Microsystems launch partnership to give entrepreneurs access to leading edge photonic design platform

MONTREAL, QC and Ottawa, ON – March 9, 2021 – Optiwave Systems Inc.® (Optiwave), and CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), today announced an expanded technology sharing collaboration, bringing advanced photonics design platforms to Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups. CMC Microsystems will now offer the entire suite of Optiwave’s photonics design tools to participants in CMC’s VIE Program – the Virtual Incubator Environment. This is in addition to Optiwave tools already being available to researchers and academics in CNDN.

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CMC Microsystems Announces Winner of 2020 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

February 1, 2021: CMC Microsystems is proud to announce that Dr. Kyle Briggs of the University of Ottawa has been awarded the 2020 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence. Dr. Briggs co-invented the controlled breakdown method of fabricating solid-state nanopores. These tiny holes are approximately the same size as DNA or typical protein molecules, and allow scientists to study single biomolecules, one at a time. This innovation allows nanopores to be fabricated for a fraction of the cost of any method that preceded it and allows for integration into previously impossible devices, opening up new potential applications that were believed to be inaccessible.

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CMC Offers Researchers Access to GlobalFoundries® Advanced Semiconductor Technologies

January 21, 2020: CMC Microsystems has signed an agreement with GlobalFoundries® (GF®), the world’s leading specialty foundry, that will provide access to GF’s advanced and specialized FinFET, RF SOI, FDX, SiGe, and Silicon Photonics platforms for CMC researchers at more than 60 Canadian universities and colleges, in addition to academic and commercial users globally.

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CMC to Facilitate Silicon Photonics Wafer Runs for European Clients through Circuit Multi Projects (CMP France) with Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) of Singapore

October 1, 2019: CMC Microsystems today announced that the organization will facilitate silicon photonics wafer runs through Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) of Singapore with local European support from Circuits Multi-Projets (CMP) of France. CMP will be promoting AMF manufacturing services to its European client base in universities, research laboratories, and industrial companies.

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CMC partners with Advanced Micro Foundry to accelerate photonics R&D

June 5, 2018 CMC Microsystems and Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF), a Singapore-based manufacturer of silicon photonics integrated circuits, are partnering to develop a new design automation platform for silicon photonics that will let Canadian university researchers take the lead in developing innovations in light-based technologies. Photonics technology encodes data on light, rather than in electrical

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International Roundtable Discussion convened by CMC Microsystems at DAC ’19

May 31, 2019: Kingston, ON: CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network for Microelectronics, Photonics and Embedded Computing is convening its annual meeting of international organizations to discuss best practices and enhanced cooperation in microelectronics and nanotechnology innovation as part of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2019. The meeting will take place takes place Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at DAC in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Government funding positions CMC for the future

April 29, 2019: Changes to federal funding for science and innovation are good news for CMC Microsystems (CMC) and Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), says Gord Harling, President & CEO of CMC. “The increase to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund announced today is a significant investment and will directly benefit the CNDN,” he says.

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CMC awarded Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) contract to develop novel machine learning platform

January 17, 2019: CMC Microsystems has been awarded a contract for $198,779 from the Department of Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for monitoring and interpreting aerial surveillance video and imaging.

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Startup advantage: Let’s not fall prey to the “software trap.”

By Gordon Harling Dec. 10, 2018 A recent column in The Globe and Mail by Richard Florida and Ian Hathaway (“Solving Canada’s startup dilemma” (Nov. 2) raised some important points about Canada’s tech ecosystem. Of special interest was mention of “the influx of Asian and US companies into Canada”. They do ‘suck up talent’ as

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Tomorrow’s technologies today: Plastic ultrasound among award-winning innovations highlighted at TEXPO 2018

October 24, 2018: An innovative process for manufacturing ultrasound systems from plastic, quickly and at minimal cost, was among the winning technology prototypes demonstrated at CMC Microsystems’ 2018 TEXPO Graduate Student Competition and Exposition. The “DIY ultrasound,” developed by Carlos Gerardo, a PhD candidate in electrical and computer engineering at University of British Columbia, has applications in both medical and oil industries, and has already attracted interest from major companies.

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CMC collaborates with Synopsys to bring leading ASIP Designer tool to Canadian universities

Aug. 13, 2018 Synopsys’ ASIP Designer, the leading toolset for accelerating the design of specialized processors found in most modern Systems on Chip (SoCs), is now available to academic researchers in Canada, thanks to a collaboration between CMC Microsystems and Synopsys, a global leader in silicon-to-software solutions. The Synopsys ASIP Designer tool enables the design

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CMC welcomes Georgian College to its member network

July 5, 2018 CMC Microsystems is pleased to welcome Georgian College to its national network of micro-nano innovator institutions. Membership gives Georgian’s innovators access to CMC’s extensive offering of industrial-grade products and services for designing, making and testing the hardware innovations that are essential to tomorrow’s advanced technologies and products. These resources also help students

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