The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) is located in the Parc scientifique de Bromont, halfway between Montreal and Sherbrooke, and assembles next-generation electronic chips. Originally stemming from a partnership between the Université de Sherbrooke, Teledyne DALSA Semiconductor Inc., and IBM Canada, the C2MI is an essential link in the microelectronics ecosystem in the northeast of the continent, one of the most significant research hubs in this field in the world.
The C2MI is used as an interface between academic and industrial research to accelerate the marketing of electronic products according to the market’s needs. Apart from IBM Canada and Teledyne DALSA Semiconductors Inc., over 70 industrial partners have contributed to providing the centre with state-of-the-art equipment.
With a 15 000-m2 surface area, the C2MI offers companies multiple clean rooms, specialized laboratories, technical services, and office spaces across two buildings, with the property belonging to the Université de Sherbrooke. It also includes an impressive range of previous generation equipment with a value of $135M.
This project has benefited from financial support of $218.45M from the federal and provincial governments as part of the Canada-Quebec Agreement of the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. The C2MI is also recognized as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR), making it eligible for research grants allocated by the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada.
The Centre aims to revolutionize the packaging of next-generation chips on an international scale. Its downstream role consists of producing 45- and 32-nanometre chips, updating chip cutting technologies, electrically connecting chips to innovative packaging, managing heat dissipation, testing, and preparation for delivery.
The C2MI is part of the Integrated Innovation Chain with the Institut quantique (IQ) and the Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT)Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT). Through their synergy and complementarity, these three quantum and digital technology market leaders combine applied fundamental research and development with the marketing of new technologies.
MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre – C2MI
45, de l'Aéroport Boulevard
Bromont (Québec) Canada