Community Digest -

June 2019

CMC and a steering committee of academic and industrial members are moving forward with a $20M CFI Innovation Fund 2020 proposal called CADNet. It equip Canada with design tools and technology platforms to develop novel devices and systems incorporating microelectronics, photonics, and quantum technologies used in sensor and actuator-rich applications such as the Internet of Things, 5G telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence, energy generation, security, medicine and mining.  
Be sure to help your institutional representative working with CMC if they ask – especially if you need access to CAD tools in 2021 and beyond! 
More details including a project summary are available online.

Participate in CMC Hosted Events

NANOvember 2019

Three complementary events in Edmonton, AB will explore the ecosystem of initiatives, resources, and research enabling innovation and technology for the future of living. This

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ASIP Designer Workshop

Discover how Synopsys ASIP Designer can enhance your research using custom processors and programmable hardware accelerators. Join CMC Microsystems and Synopsys, Inc. at Polytechnique Montréal

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November 4, 2019
Nanotechnology Research Centre

Who attends Lab2Fab?

Lab2Fab convenes strategic leaders to guide key decisions in the development of capacity and expertise in manufacturing of microsystems and nanotechnology innovations.

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Microfabrication Process Engineering Using XperiDesk

November 6, 2019
University of Alberta

This training course will motivate a methodological approach for Process Engineering. Providing an overview of the methods and highlighting the key tenants of the best practices, the course teaches systematically the practical usage of XperiDesk to fulfill process engineering tasks.

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Connect with CMC at Upcoming Events

RISC-V Summit 2019

CMC will be part of the OpenHW Group exhibit. This year’s Summit highlights the continued rapid expansion of the RISC-V ecosystem, with both commercial offerings

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IEEE Sensors 2019

October 27-30, 2019 (Montreal, Quebec)
IEEE SENSORS 2019 is intended to provide a forum for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, and applications in the area of sensors and sensing technology.

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Photonics West

February 1-6, 2020

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. 2020 Photonics West is focused on advancing light-based science, engineering, and technology.

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Group IV Photonics

August 27-30, 2019

The Group IV Photonics Conference (GFP 2019), now in its 16th year, delivers insights on current and future innovations in Group IV element-based photonic materials and devices, including silicon photonics, as well as other integration and fabrication technologies.

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New downloads available
Requesting lead users

The CAD Compute Cluster
  will be available this summer. Interested in early access? We are looking for lead clientsContact


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Application Deadlines

Space still available on these fabrication runs: 
  • CMOS65nm(GP/LP),
  • CMOSP13,
  • CMOSP18 (General/BCD),
  • PiezoMUMPs,
  • PolyMUMPs,
  • GaAS Epitaxy,
  • InP Epitaxy 
Application date July 10Fabrication schedule
Next application deadline for MNT Awards is July 10. Now accepting applications  
Lead Clients Needed for trial FAB runs  this fall
Foundry: Globalfoundries 
  • GF9WG (90 nm integrated photonics and microelectronics technology) 
  • GF22FDX (22nm FDSOI- Fully depleted Silicon on Insulator technology) 
  • GF9HP (90nm SiGe BiCMOS technology) 
Foundry: TSMC 
TSMC 28nm bulk CMOS technology 
Seeking Technology Recommendations 
Are there other foundry technologies we should explore that are not listed in ourfabrication technology offerings? Do you have working relationships with foundries and an interest in sharing knowledge, (sample chips, or characterization data) that could help a wider set of users? Your assistance can help. 
IP Library Components of Interest to You 
Your help is needed to identify IP library components that you would find useful for your research. Our goal is to build an IP library with contributions from researchers across Canada, and we need your help.  
If you can assist CMC with one or more of these items, please contact    

Industrial SponsorChip

Industrial sponsors can now stimulate research and contribute directly to grad student skill development in a defined area of interest, identify potential future partners, explore topics in the design and manufacturing space, and submit thier own designs alongside those of the students.

Learn more about SponsorChip


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Equipment Rental Program

Partner with CMC to optimize use of your equipment!
  • Have you purchased equipment that you can’t afford to maintain?
  • Do you have equipment in your lab that is underutilized?
  • Are you applying for a grant to purchase new equipment for your lab?
Contact to learn more about adding your equipment to the program.

Interested in your feedback

CMC is looking to upgrade our equipment rental reservation system and is interested in your feedback. Forward any suggestions to


Accelerate your machine learning applications on the CMC FPGA/GPU cloud-based cluster
July 31, 2 PM EDT Register online

Requesting lead users

The new FPGA/GPU cluster will be made available for research use this 
summer. If you are interested in early access, we are now looking for lead clients. Contact  

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CMC is always looking for opportunities to participate and support the events you host and or attend. If you are planning to host a research competition, symposia, or workshop let us know. 

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