The Kanata facility is in leased commercial space at 400 March Road and CMC staff have begun to move in.
According to CMC President Gord Harling the facility will be used for training classes in the use of CMC tools and services. “We expect the team in Kanata to number about 10 people by year end and it will eventually house over 20. It joins our head office in Montreal and our largest office in Kingston.”
CMC supports the research and development of microelectronics, silicon photonics, and mechanical sensors (MEMS) at over 60 Canadian universities and colleges including Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. New services are being developed with their CAD and fabrication suppliers to assist start-up companies.
Harling said the expansion into Ottawa and the Kanata North Technology Park is an excellent fit for CMC. “Our mandate is to enable the design of custom components in Canadian universities and colleges and the start-ups that often result from this research in fields like Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and sensors. With the vibrant community of advanced technology researchers in Kanata, it made perfect sense for CMC to have a stronger presence here.”
Researchers and start-ups are attracted to CMC products and services since they are provided with training and support to make adoption easier and faster. CMC has also negotiated favourable terms for the use of software design tools and access to microelectronic manufacturing and testing from leading international companies.
About CMC Microsystems and Canada’s National Design Network:
CMC Microsystems works with researchers and industry across Canada’s National Design Network, providing access to world-class tools, technologies, expertise and industrial capabilities for designing, prototyping and manufacturing innovations in microsystems and nanotechnologies. CMC reduces barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies.