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Canadian Semiconductor Symposium

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November 23 - November 24, 2023

Creating a vibrant and sustainable
semiconductor ecosystem to benefit Canada

CMC Microsystems is proud to present the 2023 Canadian Semiconductor Symposium, November 23 and 24 at the Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa. 

The agenda will feature prominent voices from across Canada’s semiconductor ecosystem, from business leaders and researchers, to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.  

Day one November 23

Semiconductor Ecosystem Strategy and Planning  

The Canadian Semiconductor Ecosystem:
Capabilities and Opportunities in key technologies: 

  • Compound Semiconductors
  • Silicon Photonics   
  • Quantum   
  • MEMS  
  • Packaging, Assembly and Testing 

Omer Kaya, Global Advantage Consulting
Velko Tzolov, NRC/CPFC
Tom MacElwee, GaN Systems
Mirwais Aktary, Applied Nanotools
Claude Jean, Teledyne MEMS
David Danovitch, Université de Sherbrooke

Panel discussion:
Bridging the Valley of Death

Hojjat Salemi, Ranovus
Ron Glibbery, Peraso
Réjean Fontaine, Université de Sherbrooke

Government of Canada
Investments and Policy in Support of Innovation  

Chris Ouslis, NRC IRAP/ASIC

Prototyping and Small Volume Manufacturing
in University-based Micro/Nano labs

Aaron Hryciw, Alberta nanoFAB
Marie-Josee Gour, 3IT

Canada as a Home for Design Centres  

Martin Snelgrove, Untether AI/Kapik Integrations

Panel discussion:
Where do we go from Here?   

Madison Rilling, Optonique
Paul Slaby, CSC
Niraj Mathur, Blumind & VentureLAB Hardware Catalyst Initiative

Reception and Networking 

Day two

November 24

New Ventures in the Semiconductor Ecosystem  

Resources for start-ups:
Presentations from the Business Development Bank of Canada’s (BDC) Deep Tech Venture Fund, other venture capital resources, and CMC’s Virtual Incubator Environment (VIE) 

Presentations and  pitches
from some of Canada’s most promising emerging firms 

Networking opportunities 

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