CMC Microsystems Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Last update: March 31, 2020

During this period of the global COVID-19 pandemic CMC Microsystems is committed to supporting research and technology development to the best of our ability.  This includes helping students, professors, and entrepreneurs resume design, fabrication, and test activities as the situation improves in their region.  CMC employees are working from home and our support personnel are available.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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CAD – Computer Aided Design Tools, cad@cmc.ca

  • All tools are available as usual as well as technical support from CMC personnel.
  • Students and professors are using this time at home to work on their design and simulations. We are getting extra seats of software to lower wait times.
  • We recommend use of the CMC Cloud Design Environment to speed up your work.
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FAB – Services for making working prototypes, fab@cmc.ca

  • Fabrication runs already scheduled are proceeding as planned unless most users cancel their design. Fabricated chips will be shipped provided the manufacturers are able to ship them to us, we find a cleanroom for any needed sorting, and you confirm you are able to receive them.
  • Some suppliers are warning us of manufacturing delays due to factory closures. We will keep you informed as this information is relayed to us.
  • Let us know if additional fabrication runs in the latter half of 2020 or thereafter would be useful to help keep your research project on track.
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LAB – Device validation to system demonstration, lab@cmc.ca
  • The equipment rental program is operating.
  • As Universities gradually re-open we are able to start sharing the equipment again. Access to labs and university shipping services varies greatly so we are doing our best to coordinate with clients.
  • Please let us know if you are able to use, ship and receive equipment.
  • You are welcome to submit future loan requests, please do keep in mind that dates may need to be adjusted as we work to enable access again.
  • Our FPGA/GPU Cluster is up and running and accessible.

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