Program » Industry Session » Prototyping And Packaging

Gordon Harling
CMC Microsystems, CANADA

There is a substantial barrier to the development of new MEMS products when they enter the pre-production phase. Many university laboratories can develop the first few prototypes, but commercial factories prefer to engage with large volume customers or charge a significant fee for process development. CMC provides low-cost licences to design tools for academics and SMEs and can host them in the cloud to address IT support issues. For manufacturing, CMC engages in multi-project wafer submissions on standard processes with many vendors ranging from commercially viable university labs to large multinationals like Teledyne, to reduce costs and permit a stable ramp up in volume. CMC also undertakes collaborative product and process development to create new capabilities such as silicon interposers and electrochemical sensors. Our unique CMC BasecampTM training gives users an intensive introduction to design and provides the student with a physical prototype to enhance training.

Gordon Harling received a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto and a Maitrise en Ingenierie Physique from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He has worked in Research and Development at large companies such as Mitel, NovAtel, and DALSA. He has been a founder and CEO of several start-up companies including Goal Semiconductor, Elliptic Technologies, and Innotime Technologies.

Since 2018 he is CEO of CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit which provides software, fabrication access, and technical services to over 10 000 academic researchers and students in Canada, the USA, and Mexico and to over 30 small and medium enterprises. CMC's focus is to enable the design and manufacture of hardware for microelectronics, photonics, mechanical sensors (MEMS), quantum devices, and AIoT