Simple, affordable water-testing system earns McMaster University graduate 2019 Colton Medal

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. His research into nanofabrication of novel materials led to the development of low-cost, real-time, portable technologies for water quality monitoring, particularly in low-resource communities and undeveloped countries. It’s estimated that life-threatening diseases

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Novel wireless communications solutions take top prizes at TEXPO 2019

Oct. 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. Tejinder Singh (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervisor Dr. Raafat Mansour), was awarded CMC’s Brian L. Barge Microsystems Integration Award for “Miniaturized mmWave Chalcogenide PCM GeTe-Based Switch

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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. Gord Harling, President

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CMC welcomes Nipissing University – 60th post-secondary member institution to join Canada’s National Design Network

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. Membership gives innovators at Nipissing access to CMC’s extensive offering of industrial-grade products and services for designing, making and testing the hardware innovations that are

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CMC Microsystems’ Peter Stokes to Speak at Kanata’s Tech Tuesday

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. Through their network and advantageous relationships with multinational microelectronics companies who supply hardware and software to the microelectronics /

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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

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CMC awarded U.S. patent for novel chip connector

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. Patent 10,162,120 2B for “Wafer-Level Fiber to Coupler Connector” was issued to inventor Imed Zine-El-Abidine, former senior engineer in micro-nanofabrication at CMC. Dr. Zine-El-Abidine’s invention provides a simpler, more

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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

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CMC and Micralyne partner to develop a solution for chip integration

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. This multi-technology interposer platform will give academic and industrial researchers a novel, made-in-Canada solution for physically integrating multiple

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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. CMC will develop a reusable, scalable technology platform for machine-based learning that enables faster,

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CMC workshop strengthens students’ insights into advanced CMOS technology

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. The Advanced CMOS Workshop brings together students, professors and industry to discuss advanced semiconductor technologies. “This course is in direct response to industry leaders in Canada who

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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

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Serial entrepreneur highlights the power of “ignoring no”

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. Learning to ignore “no” is key to success, says Ms. Verkindt, who was named Canada’s 2017 Woman Entrepreneur

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CMC presents pre-budget brief to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

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. Submission summary: Micro-nanotechnologies are foundational in virtually all application areas and

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CMC welcomes UNBC to its member network

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. Their addition is the latest example of CMC supporting colleges’ research in this field and increases CMC’s member network to 58 universities and colleges across Canada. Membership gives UNBC’s innovators access

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CMC Microsystems CEO delivers opening keynote at international LN2 conference

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. Gord Harling, President and CEO of CMC Microsystems, will give the opening keynote address, “Le plan d’innovation du Canada,” on July 8. He will also moderate a roundtable on “Industry-university

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CMC celebrates 500th prototype enabled by MNT financial assistance

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. The milestone prototype was created by Prof. Xinyu Liu and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Longyan Chen

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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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CMC seeks input on technology roadmap at Photonics North

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

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Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy joins Canadian FACT Network

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. Based at McMaster University, the CCEM is the sixth, and newest, addition

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Gordon Harling appointed President and CEO of CMC Microsystems

Jan. 30, 2018 Microelectronics industry executive and serial entrepreneur brings more than 30 years of experience to CMC KINGSTON, ON – CMC Microsystems is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gordon Harling as President and Chief Executive Officer. An industry executive, economic developer, inventor and serial entrepreneur, Mr. Harling brings to his new position

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EP&T Magazine, October 3, 2019

CMC to facilitate silicon photonics wafer runs for European clients

Link to external site: Cadence Expands Customer Managed Cloud Options with New Cloud Passport Partner Program

Cadence, June 3, 2019

Cadence Expands Customer-Managed Cloud Options with New Cloud Passport Partner Program

screen capture of Re$earch Money

Re$earch Money, April 24, 2019

Renewed funding for nanoelectronics research in Europe sends a message. Is Canada listening?

Screen Capture of Canadian Science Policy Centre website showing photo of CMC President, Gord Harling

Canadian Science Policy Centre, March 25, 2019

Research Infrastructure To Bolster Canada’s Major Science Initiatives


Link to Re$earch Monday article (November 21, 2018) - National Facilities and Platforms: A Smart Way to Fund Research Infrastructure

Re$earch Money, November 21, 2018

National Facilities and Platforms: A Smart Way to Fund Research Infrastructure

Link to EP&T Magazine article (July 18, 2018) - Superclusters should not forget the importance of hardware

EP&T Magazine, July 18, 2018

Superclusters should not forget the importance of hardware

Government funding positions CMC for the future.

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