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.
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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