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MEMS centre gets $14.1M grant

The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre is getting a $14.1 million federal government grant as part of the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program.


December 10, 2010
by PLANT STAFF

BROMONT, Que.: The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) is getting a $14.1 million federal government grant as part of the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program.

C2MI, based in Bromont, Que., is one of five CECRs sharing $61.1 million over five years to bring innovations to market.

The grant will be used to attract top researchers and add resources at the centre, which houses some highly sophisticated equipment for 200-mm-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3D wafer level packaging (WLP), plus advanced technologies for the assembly and packaging of silicon chips.

C2MI was created out of a partnership between Université de Sherbrooke, DALSA Semiconductor and IBM Canada Ltd., Bromont Plant. The $14.1 million funding is in addition to $83 million from the Canadian government and $95 million from the Quebec government announced in 2009.

Other recipients of CERC funding include the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization and Research (London, Ont.), Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North (St. John’s, NL) and the Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre (Vancouver).
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