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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.
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.
June 19, 2023 : CMC is proud to be a founding member of SILICAN, a new coalition of industry advocates and organizations who want to build a stronger Canadian semiconductor economy.
CMC’s foundry partners fabricate over 480 designs
May 10, 2023: In a global environment of ongoing tumultuous shortage of semiconductor chips and significant government investments in advanced technology initiatives, CMC logged another stellar year of prototyping, with over 480 chip designs manufactured. That number is expected to grow by at least ten percent in 2023.
CMC Microsystems and Untether AI Sign MOU To Provide Energy-Centric AI Acceleration for Startups and Emerging Companies
April 28, 2023: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator, and Untether AI®, the leader in energy-centric AI inference for acceleration, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on providing Untether AI’s acceleration solutions to CMC customers and partners.
National supply chain strategy with strategic trade corridor investments announced in Budget 2023 are encouraging
President Biden’s visit to Ottawa was important for Canada, and our semiconductor industry in particular. This is part of a larger semiconductor manufacturing trade agreement, or “corridor” which is great news for Canadian innovation and our national interests.
Amy Karam and Vanessa Little bring extensive experience to CMC Microsystems’ Board of Directors
MONTREAL, QC – March 27, 2023: CMC Microsystems, a leading organization accelerating research and innovation in Canada, is pleased to welcome Amy Karam and Vanessa Little to our Board of Directors. They bring a wealth of experience from industry, research, as well as invaluable governance experience. They will play a vital role in setting CMC’s strategic direction over the course of their three-year mandates.
January 11, 2023: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and accelerator, and the University of Sydney (Australia), on behalf of The Semiconductor Service Bureau (S3B), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote future collaboration and initiatives to support the semiconductor industry in Canada and Australia.
The following text appeared in The Hill Times, December 27, 2022
If you’ve shopped for a new car in the last two years, you’re aware of the shortage of semiconductors. Manufacture and delivery of vehicles of all kinds has been severely impacted by the shortage of these critical components.
Over 400 chip designs facilitated last year including fabrication of 7 superconducting designs – a world first via a multi-project wafer service.
November 30, 2022: A semiconductor chip design for sensing pressure inside the human kidney, a chip that that harvests energy from vibrations and turns them into useful electric charges, a chip that is stretchable and self-healable designed as a wearable electronic device; these are just a few examples of over 400 microchip designs manufactured in the last year via CMC Microsystems.
October 31, 2022: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and accelerator is pleased to welcome Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) to CMC.
October 31, 2022: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and accelerator, is pleased to welcome the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) to CMC
Energy efficient AI chip from UBC first to leverage GlobalFoundries (GF) 12nm FinFET Process now available through CMC Microsystems
July 28, 2022: CMC Microsystems has manufactured more than 1,600 customer chips over the past five years and is pleased to highlight one of the most recent using one of the world’s most advanced semiconductor fabrication technologies, the 12LP 12nm FinFET process offered by our partner, GlobalFoundries® (GF®).
June 22, 2022: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading accelerator for hardware research, design, and development, is proud to announce the winners of TEXPO 2022. 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 2022 was held in-person as part of the IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, held in Québec City, Canada.
Canadian and international organizations partner to bring NanoCanada’s International Conference and COMSWORLD 2023 to Edmonton.
Edmonton, June 10, 2022: MANCEF, an independent international organization dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of micro-nano-emergent technology products and services, and Canadian technology leaders Teledyne MEMS, NanoCanada, and CMC Microsystems announced their intention to partner to deliver COMSWORLD and NanoCanada’s International Conference, co-located in Edmonton, AB in 2023.
In an increasingly competitive market, CMC delivers its best performance in over a decade
May 3, 2022: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading accelerator for hardware research, design, and development, is proud to announce in the last fiscal year, CMC delivered chips and wafers for over 400 designs through our global network of semiconductor and photonics manufacturing facilities.
April 12, 2022: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator, and manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), is pleased to share results from our recent study on CNDN alumni, and the training of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) in Canada.
Next-Generation Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing silicon solutions move to commercialization using industry-leading chip maker
March 29, 2022 – Ottawa, Canada – Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (TSXV: YFI) (OTC: KPIFF), the industry leader in Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing technology for residential and enterprise markets, is pleased to report the selection of an on-shore fabrication services partner. CMC Microsystems has been selected to provide a conduit to North American fabrication services for Edgewater’s next-generation of Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing silicon solutions via GlobalFoundries® (GF®), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing.
March 7, 2022: CMC Microsystems is proud to announce that Dr. Taleana Huff of the University of Alberta has been awarded the 2021 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence.
January 28, 2022: Dear CMC community, I hope your 2022 is off to a healthy start. Thanks to you, CMC is on track for a new year of continued growth. I’d like to share some of our ambitions for the upcoming year, starting with an emphasis on our core competencies – what we do best for innovation in Canada.
MONTREAL, QC – January 20, 2021: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator and manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) is pleased to welcome Fleming College to CNDN.
Madison Rilling and Marjan Bagheri bring extensive experience in research, innovation, and policy to CMC Microsystems’ Board of Directors
MONTREAL, QC – December 20, 2021: CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) is pleased to welcome Marjan Bagheri, and Madison Rilling to our Board of Directors. They bring a wealth of experience from industry and research, as well as invaluable policy experience. They will play a vital role in setting CMC’s strategic direction over the course of their three-year mandates.
Agreement will bring together the best of Canadian IoT industry and research
November 19, 2021: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator, and AIoT Canada, an industrial cluster dedicated to promoting and accelerating the adoption of Internet of Things technologies in Canada, are proud to announce that they have formed a strategic partnership.
As Founding Partner of the new, state-of-the-art global technology centre, CMC celebrates the inauguration of Hub350 and sees a bright future ahead.
November 4, 2021: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator, was proud to participate in the grand opening of Hub350, a brand-new technology centre, 5G network application testing ground, and business park in the heart of Kanata North.
CMC Microsystems and Kanata North Business Association Form Strategic Partnership to Support Innovation in Kanata North
CMC has Signed on as a Founding Corporate Partner at Hub350, Canada’s Largest Technology Park
October 22, 2021: CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading hardware technology facilitator, and The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) have announced a partnership to support the new, state-of-the-art global technology centre, Hub350.
For 37 years CMC Microsystems (CMC) has provided access to leading edge semiconductor fabrication. Since its inception, CMC has made it easier for researchers and entrepreneurs to design into advanced processes by combining many designs together into a single fabrication run, making it easier for the manufacturer by giving them a single client point of contact with CMC instead of multiple clients and for the designer by providing technical support and sharing the costs of the project.
September 20, 2021: Edgewater Wireless Inc.® (Edgewater) (TSX.V: YFI) (OTC PINK: KPIFF), and CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for expanded technology sharing.
September 1, 2021: Graduate students from across Canada had a unique opportunity to learn quantum computing hardware design, fabrication, and testing.
Quantum Computing Technologies Highlight CMC Microsystems’ Plan to Accelerate High Tech Manufacturing in Canada
MONTREAL, QC – August 24, 2021: CMC Microsystems (CMC), has brought together 14 project founders from industry, academia and non-profit technology research organizations to support a five year, $700 M program to accelerate high tech manufacturing in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
May 4, 2021: CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), a leading technology and innovation support organization in Canada, is proud to announce that we have joined Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada’s 50 – 30 Challenge.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
CMC Microsystems and Deeplite Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning R&D
Canadian organizations initiate strategic partnership for research and development on next-generation AI-powered products and solutions
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.
Coventor and CMC Microsystems expand collaboration to further enable innovation in semiconductor and microsystem technology development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CMC convenes meeting of international microelectronic and nanotechnology hardware broker organizations at DAC
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.
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.
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