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September 2019

The start of the new school year brings on a couple of annual competitions that highlight our countries research excellence, fall co-hosted events and some CAD, FAB and LAB updates that will help with yoru research efforts.  Read more in the September Newsletter.

 2019 Douglas R. Colton Medal to be presented at NANOvember.

2019 TEXPO Student Research Competition winners announced October 16. View this year’s participants

Seeking community feedback about needs for heterogeneous integration.  Watch for our upcoming webinar where we will collect and discuss perspectives from the IEEE Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap. For more information

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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Closeup of a microsystems chip
Space still available on these fabrication runs with application and design submission deadlines in October: 
  • CMOS22nm FDX
  • CMOS45nm FDSOI
  • CMOS65nm(GP/LP)
  • 0.13μm CMOS
  • 0.18μm CMOS
  • 0.35μm CMOS
  • Silicon Photonics
  • GaAS Epitaxy
View Fabrication schedule

Next application deadline for MNT Awards is October 10. Apply

Active Silicon Photonics Fabrication Course | October 28-November 1, Laval QC. Limited seating available. Register now

New microelectronics prototyping options | YouTube

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