Teledyne DALSA Award

Awarded to the competitor who demonstrates novel use of microelectronic components produced by Canadian suppliers and/or the development of novel applications relevant to Canadian industry. 

Competitors can apply in one of two categories: Componentware or CAD. Projects based on CMC contract deliverables are not eligible in either category. In the Componentware category, applicants must demonstrate novel use of microelectronic components produced by Canadian suppliers and/or the development of novel applications relevant to Canadian industry. Hardware components are pre-requisites, for example:

The Teledyne DALSA Corporation Componentware/CAD Award will be used to further the winner's education or training related to microelectronics and may be applied to the costs of attending a conference or workshop or visiting a lab or other technical facility outside of Canada.

Competitors may also be eligible for three other competitions also being held as part of TEXPO:

Questions? Contact Sarah Neville, P: 613.530.4655, F: 613.548.8104, E: neville@cmc.ca

2016 Award Winner:


Yunzhe Li, University of Waterloo
(Supervisors: Prof. Karim Karim & Prof. Peter Levine)

Technology: Moonlight imaging with hybrid amorphous-selenium/CMOS photodetectors

Judges praised Mr. Li for his technical knowledge, and commended his work, which offers applications in biomedical, diagnostic and optical imaging, for its potential contribution to the optical imaging industry.

Left, Mr. Li accepts his award from Guy Hamel, Teledyne DALSA, at Innovation 360




Previous Award Winners:

2015:

Frederic Nolet, Universite de Sherbrooke was awarded the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award for his presentation Single Photon Avalanche Diodes and Quenching Circuit Integrated in TSMC CMOS 65nm for High Timing Precision




Frédéric Nolet, Université de Sherbooke (left), accepts the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD award from Maurice Delafosse, Teledyne DALSA, at Innovation 360                                        


2014:

Alireza Parsafar and Abdallah El-Falou were awarded the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award for their presentation Hybrid Amorphous-Selenium/CMOS Direct-Detection X-Ray Imager with 6-um Pixel Pitch


Alireza Parsafar and Abdallah El-Falou, University of Waterloo, accept the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award at Symposium 2014 from Claude Jean, Teledyne DALSA Corporation.



2013

Vincent-Philippe Rheaume, Université de Sherbrooke, was awarded the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award for his presentation Integrated Circuit for Characterization of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes in HV-CMOS, 0.8um

  Vincent-Philippe Rheaume (left), Université de Sherbrooke, receives the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award at Symposium 2013 from Brian Doody, Teledyne DALSA Corporation.

2012

Marc-André Tétrault, Université de Sherbrooke, was awarded the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award for his presentation Scripted 3D Physical Layout for Dual-Tier, Face to Face Vertical Integration.

  Marc-André Tétrault (left), Université de Sherbrooke, receives the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award at Symposium 2012 from Gareth Ingram, Teledyne DALSA Corporation.

2011

Saeed Rezaei, University of Calgary, was awarded the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award for his presentation Broadband High-Efficiency Class-J MMIC Power Amplifier Design in 0.8um GaN Technology.

Saeed Rezaei (right), University of Calgary, receives the 2011 Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Patrick Myles (left), Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Teledyne DALSA.

Saeed Rezaei (right), University of Calgary, receives the 2011 Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Patrick Myles (left), Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Teledyne DALSA.

 

2010

Hooman Jarollahi, Simon Fraser University for his presentation: Development of an Area-Efficient and Low-Power Five-Transistor SRAM for Low-Power SOC.


Award presented to Dr. Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, by Brian Doody, Teledyne DALSA Corporation.
Award presented to Dr. Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, by Brian Doody, Teledyne DALSA Corporation.

2009

Karim Abdelhalim (University of Toronto) won the DALSA Corporation Componentware/CAD Award for his research demonstration 128-Channel Fully Differential Digital Neural Recording and Stimulation Interface.

Jean-François Pratte (left), Université de Sherbrooke, receives the 2008 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Patrick Myles (right), Vice-President, Corporate Communications, DALSA Corporation.

Karim Adbelhalim (left),University of Toronto receives the 2009 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Brian Doody (right), CEO, DALSA Corporation.

 

2008

Jean-François Pratte (Université de Sherbrooke) won the DALSA Corporation Componentware/CAD Award for his research demonstration entitled The RATCAP Front-end Electronics.


Jean-François Pratte (left), Université de Sherbrooke, receives the 2008 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Patrick Myles (right), Vice-President, Corporate Communications, DALSA Corporation.

Jean-François Pratte (left), Université de Sherbrooke, receives the 2008 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Patrick Myles (right), Vice-President, Corporate Communications, DALSA Corporation.

 

2007

Ken Townsend & Andrew Macpherson (University of Calgary) won the Componentware/CAD Award for their poster A Low Power 20GS/s ADC for Impulse-UWB Autocorrelation. 

 

 Andrew Macpherson (left) and Ken Townsend (right), University of Calgary, receive the 2007 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Dr. Ian McWalter (centre), President and CEO, CMC Microsystems.


Andrew Macpherson (left) and Ken Townsend (right), University of Calgary, receive the 2007 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Dr. Ian McWalter (centre), President and CEO, CMC Microsystems.

Runner-up:

Dominic DiClemente (Ryerson University) received the 2007 DALSA Componentware/CAD runner-up recognition for his project entitled A Family of Current-mode PLL’s in 0.18um CMOS.

2006

Dr. Roman Genov (University of Toronto) won the Componentware/CAD Award for his poster ViPro: Focal-Plane Spatially-Oversampling CMOS Image Compression Sensor.

Dr. Roman Genov (left), University of Toronto, receives the 2006 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Chris Lumb (right), President and Chief Executive Officer, Micralyne Inc. Chris Lumb presented the award on behalf of DALSA.

 Dr. Roman Genov (left), University of Toronto, receives the 2006 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Chris Lumb (right), President and Chief Executive Officer, Micralyne Inc. Chris Lumb presented the award on behalf of DALSA.

2005

Holly Pekau (University of Calgary) won the Componentware/CAD Award for her poster A 2.1GHz CMOS RF Sub-Sampling Receiver Front End with Integrated Q-Enhanced Filtering.

 Holly Pekau (right),University of Calgary,receives the 2005 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Dr. Ian McWalter (left), Chairman, CMC Microsystems.

Holly Pekau (right),University of Calgary,receives the 2005 DALSA Componentware/CAD Award from Dr. Ian McWalter (left), Chairman, CMC Microsystems. 

2004

Leslie Shannon (University of Toronto) won the Componentware/CAD Award for her poster Leveraging Reconfigurability in the Design Process.

               



Lesley Shannon (right) of the University of Toronto receives the Componentware /CAD Award from Dr. Brian Barge (left), President and CEO, CMC Microsystems.
Lesley Shannon (right) of the University of Toronto receives the Componentware /CAD Award from Dr. Brian Barge (left), President and CEO, CMC Microsystems.
 

2003

The 2003 Componentware/CAD Award was won by Bogdan Goergescu of the University of Calgary, for his demonstration Tunable Transformer Based Q-Enhancement Scheme for Spiral Inductors.

Bogdan Georgescu (left) University of Calgary, receives the CMC Award from Dr. Brian Barge (right), President and CEO, CMC.
Bogdan Georgescu (left) University of Calgary, receives the CMC Award from Dr. Brian Barge (right), President and CEO, CMC Microsystems.
 

2002

Chris Holdenried (University of Calgary) won the Componentware/CAD Award, with a prize of $3,000, for his demonstration A DC-4GHz True Logarithmic Amplifier with Fiber-Optic Applications.


Chris Holdenried (left), University of Calgary, receiving the CMC Componentware/CAD Award from Ian McWalter (right), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems.
Chris Holdenried (left), University of Calgary, receiving the CMC Componentware/CAD Award from Ian McWalter (right), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems.

2001

The 2001 Componentware/CAD Award, with a prize of $3,000, was won by Jean-François Pratte of Université de Sherbrooke, for his project (developed with Olivier Menard ) Design of a Fast Shaping Amplifier for Positron Emission Tomography Scanner Based on Avalanche Photodiode Detectors

Brian Barge (left) presents the CMC Componentware/CAD Award to Jean-François Pratte (right) of Université de Sherbrooke. Brian Barge (left) presents the CMC Componentware/CAD Award to Jean-François Pratte (right) of Université de Sherbrooke.

2000

The 2000 Componentware/CAD Award, with a prize of $3,000 in that year, was won by Caitlin Davis (University of Calgary) for her poster presentation Sigma-Delta Modulation at High Temperature (25-250° Celsius)

Caitlin Davis (left),University of Calgary, receiving theCMC Componentware/CAD Award from Janet Walden (right) of NSERC. Caitlin Davis (left),University of Calgary, receiving theCMC Componentware/CAD Award from Janet Walden (right) of NSERC.

1999

The 1999 Componentware/CAD Award, with a prize of $2,000 in that year, was won by Sean Peng, University of Toronto for his presentation on A VLIW Programmable DSP Processor.

Sean Peng (right), University of Toronto receiving the $2000 CMC International Travel Award from Tony Marsh (left), President, CMC. Sean Peng (right), University of Toronto receiving the $2000 CMC International Travel Award from Tony Marsh (left), President, CMC.

1998

The 1998 Componentware/CAD Award was won by Kirthi Roberts, Simon Fraser University, for his presentation A Micromachined Blood-CellCounter. (This is Kirthi's second time as a TEXPO winner -- in 1997 he won the first ever $2500 AMC Microsystem Design Award.)


Kirthi Roberts (left), Simon Fraser University, accepting the CMC International Travel Award from Ian McWalter (left), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems.
Kirthi Roberts (left), Simon Fraser University, accepting the CMC International Travel Award from Ian McWalter (left), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC.

1997

The $2,000 1997 CMC International Travel Award was won by Paul Chow and Marcus van Ierssel, University of Toronto for their presentation The Transmogrifier 2: A One Million Gate Rapid Prototyping System

Paul Chow (left), University of Toronto accepting the award for his demonstration from Ian McWalter (right), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC.
Paul Chow (left), University of Toronto accepting the award for his demonstration from Ian McWalter (right), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems