Strategic Technologies

Strategic Direction

CMC’s strategic direction aims to maximize impact on Canadian research, innovation, and economic growth. Microelectronics, photonics, optoelectronics, micromachining, embedded software and nano-scale technologies are enabling progress in numerous scientific disciplines. These microsystem technologies also contribute to innovative applications in many industrial sectors. 

Strategic Technology Development

The facility enables users to support innovation in all the sectors identified by the federal government’s Economic Strategy Tables (Figure 1) through research and development spanning multiple technology drivers, including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). CNDN foundational technology areas are critical to enabling Canada’s growing digital economy. 

CMC Technology Roadmap

CMC plays an enabling role in providing tools, technologies, and expertise to advance Canada’s digital economy – where microchip (chip) advanced technologies are critical. CMC’s strategic roadmap, developed in consultation with the CMC Advisory Committee, a committee of CMC’s Board of Directors with representation from industry, academia, and government, identifies potential innovations in microsystems and nanotechnologies.

  • CMC Technology Roadmap to 2027/28 is under construction. We invite stakeholders to contribute input on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and/or threats critical to offering leading-edge technologies for the years ahead. Visit the strategic technology pages linked above or see CMC’s key contacts page.

Canada's Economic Strategy

FIGURE 1:  Fuelling Innovation and Competitiveness
Across all Strategic Sectors

Economic Strategy Table
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