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Quebec tech groups receive research award


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’ in Quebec City recently. With more than 300 guests in attendance, the event was presented by ADRIQ in association with the NSERC.

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.

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 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.,” says Normand Bourbonnais, president, chief executive officer at C2MI. “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.”

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.

From left: Oussama Moutanabbir, professor, Ecole polytechnique de Montreal, Paul Charette, professor, Universit de Sherbrooke, Claude Jean, executive vice-president and general manager, Teledyne DALSA, Normand Bourbonnais, president and CEO, C2MI and Pascal Monette, general manager at ADRIQ.