With only a few years of activity, C2MI and his partners confirm the importance of collaborative projects propelling innovation and actively and concretely contributing to Quebec’s economical strength.
Bromont, May 19th, 2015 – The Infrared Imaging (IR) project, born from the partnership between Teledyne DALSA Semiconductors Inc., the Université de Sherbrooke, École Polytechnique de Montreal and C2MI was honored at the 2015 Edition of the «Célébrons le Partenariat» event, presented by ADRIQ in association with the NSERC which took place on May 14th in Quebec City, with more than 300 guests.
Besides benefiting from the strong synergy combined from the academic expertise and those of the industrial partners, this partnership also benefits the world class infrastructure of C2MI for the sensors development and allows the implementation of a wide range of new processes and know-how, in 3D integration and semiconductors advanced packaging domains with increasing demands.
The IR project allows to produce a new product line of infrared imaging sensors intended to commercial markets including all the added value chain of: detectors on silicon wafers, packaged detectors in integrated cases, up to the ultra-compact complete intelligent cameras, to resolution levels adapted for large market application, as well as for the specialized «top of the range» applications.
The collaborative project requires the collaboration of 45 researchers and more than fifteen graduate students and allows to target a wide range of new segments. Although the project pursues its development, it has so far contributed to hire 8 highly qualified scientists.
«This partnership is the perfect example of C2MI success: the collaboration with the academic network allows the access to highly qualified scientists, industry trained with important commercial application technologies. These collaborations thus represent a unique opportunity for the industries involved to have access to qualified resources when the prototyping phase will be completed and when the production phase intended for commercial products will start» says Normand Bourbonnais, President, Chief executive officer at C2MI.
The equipment manufacturer contribution to the project is also important because it allows them to anticipate and to develop the new applications which will assure to maintain the technical capabilities to meet the constantly changing and evolving needs.
The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre is an international beacon with a unique infrastructure dedicated to the rapid commercialization of electronic products developed by key players from the industry. Embedded electronics are becoming more pervasive is all sectors of the economy and society, microelectronics is a significant vector for wealth creation. C2MI is the largest electronics systems research and development center in Canada. The Centre provides a unique model of collaboration where the synergy between industrial and academia partners is necessary, even essential to the development of new generation market driven products. C2MI is a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) whose role is to enable prototyping to accelerate commercialization. Visit: www.c2mi.ca
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President – CEO – C2MI