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SMC Best Practice Forum - GTA Cluster

April 10, 2012

Spring Forum - GTA

"Restoring Microelectronics to a Tier 1 Industry in Canada… Obstacles and Opportunities"

Canada's microelectronics industry began in the 50's and 60's with the activities of Northern Electric (which became Nortel Networks), NCR and the NRC. Like the global industry, it evolved from vertically integrated semiconductor manufacturing companies into the fabless and chipless companies of today.

But what does the future hold and will the global move to consumer based products help or threaten the Canadian industry? Will the lack of new fabless (or chipless) start-ups damage our opportunities for growth? Is the new area of Microsystems an exciting - and affordable - new area?

This BPF will have a different format with a more traditional, extended panel discussion. So, please join us in Toronto to gain better insight into a complex subject and enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices.

Date April 10, 2012
Who Vincent Fortin, VP Business Development, C2MI - MiQro-Innovation Collaborative Center;
Martin Snelgrove, CEO, Kapik Integration;
Cheryl A. Foy, General Counsel, ViXS Systems Incorporated; and
Tony Chan Carusone, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Moderated by Iain Scott, ITAC

Nick Policelli, Aerotek

Location Aerotek
350 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, Suite 800
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3J1
Time 2:30 p.m. - Arrival and Networking Reception
3:00 p.m. - Presentations and Panel discussion
5:00 p.m. - Conclusion and move to Dinner location
5:30 p.m. - Arrival and Networking Reception at Hotel
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
Cost Members - $25.00 + HST
Non Members - $45.00 + HST

Register for this event

IN ADDITION: ITAC Board of Governors Reception and Dinner

If you would like to register to attend the ITAC Board of Governors Reception and Dinner featuring the Guest Speaker Don Drummond who will be speaking on "Building Productive Enterprises, Governments and Economies".

More information on this event is available here.

Time Reception - 5:30 pm
Dinner - 7:00 pm
Keynote - 8:00 pm
Location Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom A
225 Front Street West, Toronto

$225.00 + HST

Registration Click here to register