Six Quebec-based companies and organizations participated in SEMICON West 2012 Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco from July 10th to July 12th. This international conference was the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. It was the premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing, featuring technologies from across the microelectronics supply chain.
The six organizations representing the Quebec Microelectronics and semiconductor industry – MDEIE, C2MI, CIMEQ, RIE, NANO Quebec, Veri-T – were exhibiting in San Francisco this year to promote investment and partnerships as well as to launch the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI), the new micro innovation collaborative center in Bromont.
This centre will carry out industrial R&D in Bromont on the packaging of microsystems and electronic microchips. The mission of C2MI is to be an international pioneer in packaging the next generation of microchips.
The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles and the Quebec Ministry of Economic Development have collaborated to set up the mission.
About the Quebec industry
The Microelectronics industry in Quebec is made of 100 companies that employs over 8300 people. The industry is well diversified with active and passive component manufacturers. The strength is oriented towards microelectronics packaging and MEMS. Montréal has the highest number of engineers in Canada, as well as a number of public and private R&D facilities in the new technology sectors.
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