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CMC Microsystems and AIoT Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding to support IoT and semiconductor ecosystem growth in Canada 

​​​April 15, 2024: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and accelerator, and AIoT Canada, the Canadian technology cluster dedicated to AI + IoT, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance Canada’s AI, IoT, and semiconductor advanced technology ecosystem. The MoU was signed during AIoT Canada’s Spring Summit in Ottawa, in the presence

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Growing the Canadian semiconductor ecosystem must be a national priority

Avinash Persaud and Gordon Harling  Semiconductors are still in the spotlight  The importance of semiconductors became clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, when snarled global supply chains exposed weaknesses in the world’s overreliance on one part of the world for manufacturing of such critical components. Increasing tension between the United States and China over Taiwan add

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CMC Microsystems and ventureLAB Sign Memorandum of Understanding in support of semiconductor innovation and growth in Canada

April 5, 2024: CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit organization that accelerates research and innovation in advanced technologies in Canada, and ventureLAB, leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada located in York region, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize their relationship and advance Canada’s advanced technology ecosystem. The ceremony was held at the ventureLAB Innovation Centre in Markham, ON, with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and representatives of the Governments of Canada, Ontario, and Markham including Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora.

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CMC Microsystems Announces Winner of 2023 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence 

Dr. Thomas Jones has been awarded the 2023 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence.
February 13, 2024 – Dr. Thomas Jones, founder, director, and CEO of Jones Microwave Inc., Senior Research Associate at Purdue University, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, has been awarded the 2023 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence – CMC’s most prestigious award which recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding, novel developments and/or applications in microsystems and nanotechnology in Canada.

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SemiQon and CMC Microsystems announce a collaboration to accelerate development and access to quantum computing with silicon-based processors 

February 6, 2024 – SemiQon from Finland, and Canada’s CMC Microsystems announce a collaboration agreement to advance silicon-based quantum processor technology. Under the terms of the agreement, SemiQon will supply CMC with prototypes of its semiconductor-based quantum processor chips for research purposes. CMC scientists will collaborate with SemiQon to accelerate the development of processors for more powerful quantum computers suitable for the next generation of quantum computing – the million-qubit era.

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Semiconductor Leaders Meet in Nation’s Capital to Plot Industry Growth

Ottawa, November 24, 2023: Startups, academics, industry veterans, and government policy analysts met in Ottawa November 23 and 24 at the 2023 Canadian Semiconductor Symposium. The highly interactive sessions identified significant growth opportunities for the industry, some concerns, and sage advice from players across the Canadian semiconductor ecosystem including founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, Sir Terrence Matthews.

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CMC Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors 

Eric Flaim, May Siksik and Jeff F. Young bring extensive experience to CMC Microsystems’ Board of Directors

MONTREAL, QC – Oct. 15, 2023: CMC Microsystems, a leading organization accelerating research and innovation in Canada, is pleased to welcome Dr. Eric Flaim, Dr. May Siksik, and Dr. Jeff F. Young to our Board of Directors. They bring a wealth of experience from in academic research, as well as valuable governance and administrative experience. They will play a vital role in setting CMC’s strategic direction over the course of their three-year mandates.

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TEXPO 2023 Winners Announced

September 29, 2023: CMC Microsystems is proud to announce the winners of TEXPO 2023. Established by CMC Microsystems, TEXPO offers graduate students in Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) a unique opportunity to demonstrate their novel applications of micro-nano technologies to industry representatives and academic peers. TEXPO 2023 was held virtually.  Students competed for a total

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Semiconductors: The Forgotten (but essential) Green Technology  

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July 27, 2023: The Government of Canada placed a big bet on green technologies and clean power in Budget 2023. “Green technology” is a broad definition. We all know what being green and clean looks like, but which innovations get us there. The backbone of any technology that will get us to net zero is not what you might think. 

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Innovation in quantum computing – Quebec government awards $171, 292 to CMC Microsystems to support a unique training program in the world 

July 4, 2023: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator, received an investment of $171,292 to fund a training initiative that is unique in the world: Build Your Own Superconducting Quantum Device workshop. This financial support is from the NovaScience program, an initiative of the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie (MEIE). NovaScience financially supports the development of the next generation of scientists in Québec by emphasizing and promoting scientific culture, as well as research and development (R&D) as well as business. It also allows new graduates to gain professional experience in research and development.

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FABrIC – Fabrication of Integrated Components for the Internet’s Edge

A Proposal to Canada’s Federal Government

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