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CMC Microsystems Expands Strategic Links with International Semiconductor Chip Foundries

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.

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Photonics North 2021 Brings New Research, Development, and Innovation to Light

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.

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Unique Semiconductor Chip Design Course Attracts Canadian Graduate Students

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.

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CMC Microsystems Joins the 50 – 30 Challenge

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.

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CMC Microsystems Welcomes Budget 2021 Innovation Investments

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.”

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CMC is the industrial partner for the first OpenHW Accelerate Research project awarded by Mitacs

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.

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Canadian Quantum Computing Gets A Boost Through Unique Training Opportunity

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.

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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.

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CMC Microsystems Announces Winner of 2020 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

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.

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CMC Microsystems Opens Kanata Facility To Support R&D

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).

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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.

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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 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at DAC in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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 benefit the CNDN,” he says.

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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 applications in both medical and oil industries, and has already attracted interest from major companies.

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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.

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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 have fabricated more than 700 projects in photonics and optoelectronics, including 500 silicon photonics projects, through CMC Microsystems.

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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.

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Media

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


Link to Globe & Mail article (June 13, 2018) - IP policy reform needs to start at Canada's universities

Globe and Mail, June 13, 2018




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

A Proposal to Canada’s Federal Government

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