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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February 2, 2021: Building on a partnership agreement to sponsor development of applications for quantum computing, CMC Microsystems and Xanadu Quantum Technologies, have announced five projects that will receive ongoing support.
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.
December 22, 2020: CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), and a leading technology and innovation support organization in Canada, has completed an extensive series of virtual roundtable meetings with 35 universities and colleges.
December 21, 2020: CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), and a leading technology and innovation support organization in Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Board of Directors.
Novemeber 20, 2020: Coventor’s SEMulator3D and CoventorMP® MEMS Design Platform now available to startups and researchers across Canada’s National Design Network
July 27, 2020: The global pandemic has stranded many students in their home countries, unable to return to their studies and cut off from the tools and expert assistance they need to design and test components in advanced technologies.
July 21, 2020: CMC Microsystems, a leading technology research support organization in Canada, has received funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and its Major Science Initiatives (MSI) fund.
June 4, 2020: CMC is proud to become a member of the IBM Quantum Network at the Institut quantique of Université de Sherbrooke (IQ). This initiative is a major step for quantum computing in Canada.
March 4, 2020: International agreement provides Australian and Canadian researchers with a broader network of fabrication expertise, more opportunities for collaboration, and access to advanced design capabilities.
February 20, 2020: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading facilitator of microsystems research and development, has announced the opening of a new Kanata ON facility to support CMC’s CAD software and fabrication services for microelectronics, silicon photonics, and mechanical sensors (MEMS).
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.
December 5, 2019: CMC Microsystems, a Canadian technology organization that helps to enable researchers and industry innovate in microsystems and nanotechnologies announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors.
November 4, 2019: A sustainable solution to a global problem has earned Dr. Yiheng Qin this year’s Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence.
October 18, 2019: Innovative wireless communications technologies developed by University of Waterloo graduate students took top honours at CMC Microsystems’ 2019 TEXPO Graduate Student Competition and Exposition.
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.
August 28, 2019: CMC Microsystems is pleased to welcome Nipissing University to its national network of micro-nano innovator institutions, increasing CMC’s member network to 60 universities and colleges across Canada.
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 …
June 3, 2019: Peter Stokes, Director, Canada Foundation for Innovation projects at CMC Microsystems will be the guest speaker at the upcoming June 4th Tech Tuesday event at 6:30 PM, the Marshes Golf Club in Kanata.
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.
May 15, 2019: A novel technique developed at CMC Microsystems for joining an optical fiber to a semiconductor chip has been recognized with a U.S. patent.
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.
February 7, 2019: CMC Microsystems is working with innovative researchers from across Canada’s National Design Network®, and a leading Canadian microsystems manufacturer, on an efficient technology platform for integrating components from different technologies in dense, high-performance modules.
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.
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 …
December 5, 2018: CMC Microsystems is pleased to present a two-day event highlighting the challenges and opportunities of an advanced technology that is key to next-generation integrated circuits.
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.
October 23, 2018: Transformative research by Dr. Alphonsus Ng into the use of microfluidics for disease detection and analysis has been recognized with CMC Microsystems’ 2018 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence.
October 17, 2018: Canadian entrepreneur, venture capital “Dragon” and tech writer Nicole Verkindt will share her insights into disruptive thinking, technology, innovation and creating successful startups at Innovation 360, Canada’s largest gathering of micro-nano innovators in Canada.
September 26, 2018 OTTAWA — CMC Microsystems presents its pre-budget consultation submission this Thursday, Sept. 27, to the federal Standing Committee on Finance, in advance of Canada’s Federal Budget 2019. Without new sources of funding, CMC will cease operations as of June 30, 2019.
September 26, 2018: Smart-city expert Jean-François Barsoum will share his insights into the future of urban transportation as a keynote speaker at Innovation 360, the largest annual gathering of micro-nano innovators from industry and research institutions in Canada.
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 …
July 18, 2018: CMC Microsystems is pleased to welcome the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) to its national network of micro-nano innovator institutions.
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 …
July 4, 2018: CMC Microsystems is pleased to participate in the eighth annual Colloquium of Laboratory Nanotechnologies and Nanosystems (LN2), July 8-11, in Escandille, France.
June 13, 2018: U of T microfluidics researcher creates novel material for use in flexible electronics. The Micro-Nanotechnology (MNT) Financial Assistance Program, administered by CMC Microsystems, is pleased to announce the 500th technology prototype enabled through its competitive funding process.
June 20, 2018: CMC Microsystems is pleased to convene its annual meeting of international microelectronic and nanotechnology broker organizations at DAC 2018, the premier conference for design automation for electronic systems. The meeting takes place Monday, June 25 in San Francisco.
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.
June 4, 2018: CMC Microsystems is pleased to be a sponsor of Photonics North 2018. As manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) we look forward to continuing to help researchers overcome barriers to technology development by providing the tools, manufacturing capabilities and expertise for photonics innovation. And we congratulate CNDN researchers who to date have fabricated more than 700 projects in photonics and optoelectronics, including 500 silicon photonics projects, through CMC Microsystems.
June 4, 2018 CMC Microsystems is pleased to be a sponsor of Photonics North 2018. As manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) we look forward to continuing to help researchers overcome barriers to technology development by providing the tools, manufacturing capabilities and expertise for photonics innovation. And we congratulate CNDN researchers who to date …
May 1, 2018: CMC Microsystems is pleased to welcome the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM) to the Fabrication, Assembly, Characterization and Test (FACT) Network, a cooperative ecosystem of service-oriented labs offering expertise and services for fabrication, assembly, characterization, and test of micro-nanotechnologies.
January 30, 2018: Microelectronics industry executive and serial entrepreneur brings more than 30 years of experience to CMC.