ITAC 19th National Executive Forum and CMC’s 2013 Annual Microsystems Symposium

Wednesday, October 16 - 2013
Two Day Event starting on Oct 15 in the afternoon
Gatineau, QC

Symposium 2013


The future is bright for the future semiconductor and ICT industry as dramatic advances in all aspects of life including healthcare, energy and environmental stewardship will all be powered by microsystems. This technology will deliver a smarter and healthier and cleaner planet to bequeath to future generations. The current migration to cities taking place throughout the globe will place particular importance on the systems we design for modern urban life.

Once again in 2013 the CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium and the 19th ITAC Executive Forum on Microsystems will collaborate to produce the most important forum for the microsystems and technology industry in Canada. This year’s conference will explore the critical and increasingly pervasive role that microsystems plays in building our urban future. Presenting speakers from the academic and research communications as well as executives from the microsystems industry, this year’s forum will explore the following themes:

  • Enabling connectedness through the Internet we know today and the emerging “Internet of Things”
  • Managing power from nanometers to human scale including conventional energy sources and newer, greener sources
  • Assisting in the delivery and management of healthcare, planning and civic engagement
  • The appropriate business response to opportunities emerging from modern digital life
  • Our program in 2013 will present examples of all of these and explore barriers that inhibit innovation and growth and strategies to overcome them.

Special thanks to the Organizing Committee:

  • Ken Wagner, PMC-Sierra
  • David Lynch, AlephIC
  • Ken Schultz, Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Ian McWalter, CMC Microsystems
  • Dan Gale, CMC Microsystems

Expected Audience:
To achieve its objectives, the conference will attract an audience drawn from a broad cross-section of Canada’s “ICT community”. ITAC’s marketing efforts will target:

  • Executives from Canadian semiconductor and microelectronic companies
  • Members of ITAC, ITAC partners, related associations and 4th pillar organizations
  • Government stakeholders with an interest in related/ICT-related issues
  • Print and electronic media & trade media
  • Academics
  • Leaders from sectors enabled by microsystems, such as healthcare, telecommunications, resources, aerospace, environment, automotive, advanced manufacturing, agriculture and biotechnology
  • Students, general public, community leaders

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Platinum Sponsors:

mentor          TDC+1

Gold Sponsor:

CTS_LOGO_HIGH          PMC_Logo_CMYK_CMYK_300dpi

Silver Sponsor:

cadence_logo     Resmiq logo         synopsys_color

Lunch Sponsor:

tsmc_logo

AM Networking Break Sponsor:

IBM          synopsys_color

PM Networking Break Sponsors:

bc001_signature_s          INO logo

Outstanding Service Awards:

sw_295_646_all_TM.ai

 

Technologies for Digital Living: Trends towards 2025

Innovate. Collaborate. Commercialize


Program for the day of presentations

For each of the presentations or panel sessions the intent is to provide insights about the influence of electronic technologies (microelectronics, photonics, MEMS, embedded software, emerging nanotechnologies) on the individual or society in some aspect of daily life (work, home, play; business, personal, learning, governing). Ideally there would be some direct connection made to Canada. Given that the theme includes the longer term, towards 2025, we are looking for leading indicators and current insights that inform the audience about conditions that will foster or limit the growth in Canada of businesses that gain market advantage by putting electronic technologies to work.

At specific points in the program the audience will be polled for feedback using a voting technique. The objective is to get fast feedback about perceived relative level of influence of matter presented, for example, which technology platform will have the greatest influence from among the three presented.

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

Tuesday,   October 15, 2013 | 12:30pm – 10:00pm

Room

6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Foyer A

6:45pm

Annual Awards Banquet

ITAC Outstanding   Service Awards

Chopin

Wednesday,   October 16, 2013 | 8:30am – 5:00pm

Time

Topic

7:45am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30am

Opening Remarks – CMC/ITAC

8:40am

Brian Piccioni
Partner, Osprey Capital

Broadband Backwater: Is it too Late for   Canadian Technology?
In Canada and elsewhere urbanization is now giving way to   electronically-guided urbanization: will the mass urbanization developments   in other countries present opportunities for Canadian suppliers and/or leave   Canadian urban centers as second-rate cousins without the benefit that more   advanced technologies bring?

9:10am

 Brian Doody
Chief Executive Officer, Teledyne DALSA

Aligning for Opportunity in the Canadian   Industry Landscape
Is Canada on track to increase market share and develop new markets involving   information communication technologies (ICT). What are the opportunities or   barriers? What do each of industry, academia or government need to do to   improve the prospects for success? Are intermediaries such as ITAC and CMC   Microsystems able to provide the strategic glue?

9:40am

Dr. Ian McWalter
President and CEO, CMC Microsystems

The Innovation Scenario, Try a Prototype
Plans are being shaped for the future of Canada’s National Design Network.   More activity will yield more success and reduction to real tangible practice   is at the core of successes to date. Is it possible to stimulate more of   this, encourage greater use of existing technologies, new materials and   boutique manufacturing to grow the Canadian version information-intensive   product technology development.

10:15am

TEXPO Student Research Competition Award   Presentations

10:30am

Networking Break

11:00am

 Thomas Ducellier,
Executive Director, Printable Electronics Flagship Program   (acting)
National Research Council

Session Chair

11:05am

Dr. David V. Plant,
Professor, McGill University

Silicon Photonics: The What, Why, How, and   When of This Technology
The emergence of silicon photonics (SiP) foundries has created opportunities   for SiP device designers to access hardware via Multi-Project Wafer shuttle   runs. In addition, there are various methods for designers to obtain training   on the software needed to design, simulate, and layout silicon photonic devices   in the various available technology platforms. We will discuss these and   other SiP related topics.

11:30am

 Dr. Edmond Cretu,
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Technology Platform Discussion: Why Printed   Electronics?
What is this? What is the current state? Is this a key technology for the   world? Is this a key technology for Canadian competitiveness? What timeframes   are important (what is a key future milestone?)? What’s the most alluring   market?

11:55am

Dr. Glenn Cowan,
Associate Professor, Concordia University

Advanced Microelectronics in Canada:   Challenges and Opportunities
What is this? What is the current state? Is this a key technology for the   world? Is this a key technology for Canadian competitiveness? What timeframes   are important? Are there new opportunities that make mastering the technology   worthwhile?

12:30pm

Lunch

1:00pm

TEXPO & Vendor Exhibition

1:30pm

 Antoine Paquin
Founder, President & CEO, Solantro Semiconductor Corp.

Are Fabless   Semiconductor Startups Passé?
Each year the   challenges facing the microsystems industry seem to grow more daunting than   the last. This is true for established companies but even more difficult for   start-ups. A distinguished industry veteran discusses these challenges and   why he is still optimistic.

2:00pm

Dr. Vincent Aimez,
Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

Laboratoire Nanotechnologies Nanosystèmes   (LN2): More than 10 years of collaboration to create an active international   collaboration ecosystem with support from both industry and Academia.
Based on the   Université de sherbrooke « Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Innovation   Technologique (3IT) », the LN2 laboratory is an interesting demonstration of   how international research collaboration can fuel large scale projects with   strong and growing industrial support. Ranging from student training /   recruitement up to international training in state of the art   infrastructures, research projects on both fundamental and applied projects   in collaboration with industry this laboratory is benefiting from a unique   positioning between Europe and North American systems.

2:25pm

 Moderator:
Ken   Wagner, Distinguished   Engineer, PMC Sierra

Panelists:
Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO, Protecode,
Gwyn Fisher, CTO, Klocwork,
Alec Saunders, Vice-president, Blackberry

Embedded Systems—Is the Opportunity in   Hardware or Software?
Almost every portable   or mobile system with which people interact –smartphones, ATMs, ticket,   tablets, GPses, automotive electronics and multimedia – have software running   within each appliance. These are examples of embedded systems and require a   substantial effort to design, integrate and test. There is a significant   chain to their production – from suppliers of hardware, assemblers,   integrators, those writing firmware and device drivers, to those writing   application software – all add value to the system. There are many approaches   to differentiating a “platform”, often by offering a unique user experience.   This Panel will discuss the many requirements of such systems, how to add   value, and where to get started.

3:10pm

 Networking Break

3:50pm

 Moderator:
Adam Chowaniec, Chair, Solantro

Panelists:
Simon Morris,
CEO, Cognivue,
Bruce Gregory,
CEO, Corsa Technology
Jeff Dionne, CEO, Smart Energy Instruments
Ken Martin, President, Granite SemiCom Inc.

The Smart Digital Economy Starts and Grows Companies, Doesn’t It?
A few large companies emerge as a result of small ones growing. Is it really   possible to increase growth in Canada? Can start-ups energize the Canadian   economy or are they just a frustrating experience for entrepreneurs?

4:30pm

Closing remarks: CMC/ITAC

October 15 – 16, 2013 Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel 3 boulevard du casino Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 6X4

A block of rooms with a special rate have been reserved at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel.  The special rate has been extended to October 2nd.  Reserve a room.

For more information, contact info@cmc.ca

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For general information on the Annual Symposium, please contact: ITACMicheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events at 613-238-4822 ext. 2245 CMCBrent Jodoin, Manager, Product and Services Marketing at 613-530-4679

Connect with organizations, researchers, and suppliers from Canada’s research and innovation community through discussions of market and technology trends and the research, application, and commercialization of microsystems.

Members from academia and industry are welcome to register for Symposium 2013. Choose from the correct category below to begin the registration process.

CMC Subscribers ITAC Members Registration General Registrants
Symposium and Banquet Symposium and Banquet Symposium and Banquet
Symposium- Event Only Symposium- Event Only Symposium- Event Only
Awards Banquet Only Awards Banquet Only Awards Banquet Only

For special dietary (allergies, etc.) or mobility requirements, please contact Sarah Neville.

Cancellation Policy

Refund available on or before September 30, 2013; AFTER this date substitutes only.

By registering for this event, you agree to allow the organizers to photograph you and use the photo and or other digital reproduction or other reproduction of your physical likeness for publication processes, whether electronic, print, digital or electronic publishing via the Internet. If you disagree with this statement, please contact Sarah Neville.

Sponsorship Levels

As in previous years, a limited number of Executive Forum sponsorship opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. If your organization wishes to raise its profile with the microelectronics industry, you may wish to consider one or more of the following sponsorship options. All sponsorships will be recognized by both ITAC and CMC as this is a joint event.

(All prices quoted in $CDN)

Platinum Level: $5,000 (1 opportunity)

• Three complimentary registrations for the conference (including the banquet).

• Recognition of the Annual Awards Banquet.

• Exhibition Space (10 by 10 booth, 6′ table, internet access).

• Corporate logo prominent on event webpage, event promotion and lanyards.

• Recognition at the conference opening session.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

Gold Level: $3,000 **OR $3,500 with Exhibition space option

• Two complimentary registrations for the conference (including the banquet).

• Corporate logo prominent on event webpage and all event promotion.

• Recognition at the conference opening session.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

• ** Exhibition Space (10 by 10 booth, 6′ table, internet access).

Silver Level: $2,000

• One complimentary registration for the conference (including the banquet).

• Corporate logo on event webpage and all event promotion.

• Recognition at the conference opening session.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage, and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

Breakfast: $2,000 (1 opportunity only)

Breakfast will be served to all delegates on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Sponsorship of the breakfast includes:

• One complimentary registration for the conference (including the banquet).

• Signage with corporate logo displayed in food and serving areas.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

Lunch: $3,000 (1 opportunity only)

Lunch will be served to all delegates on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Sponsorship of the lunch includes:

• One complimentary registration for the conference (including the banquet).

• Signage with corporate logo displayed in food and serving areas.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

Reception: $2,500 (1 opportunity only)

Sponsorship of the reception includes:

• One complimentary registration for the conference (including the banquet).

• Signage with corporate logo displayed in food and serving areas.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

Networking Breaks AM and PM: $1,500 (1 opportunity for AM and 1 opportunity for PM)

Gain increased exposure with delegates by sponsoring a morning or afternoon networking break. Each break will be located directly outside of the main conference room. Sponsorship of a networking break includes:

• One complimentary registration for the conference (including the banquet).

• Signage with corporate logo displayed in food and serving areas.

• Corporate logo on all printed material (signage and conference program).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

ITAC Outstanding Service Awards: $1,500 (2 opportunities)

Award sponsors will be included on our sponsors listing on the event webpage and in the event program as well as provided the opportunity to present the award to the recipients at our Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

• Visibility in all marketing and communications material.

• Inclusion of your logo on all event material as well as the event web site.

• Recognition as a sponsor for the specified activity.

Exhibition Space: $1,500

Exhibition will take place throughout the conference proceedings (October 16, 2013). Your exhibition space will include:

• One 6 foot draped table and two chairs.

• Electricity and internet access (as requested).

• Two complimentary registrations for the conference (including the banquet).

• Opportunity for promotional material availability and/or give aways to conference delegates.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Platinum Sponsors:

mentor          TDC+1

Gold Sponsors:

CTS_LOGO_HIGH          PMC_Logo_CMYK_CMYK_300dpi

Silver Sponsors:

cadence_logo          Resmiq logo          synopsys_color

Lunch Sponsor:

tsmc_logo

AM Networking Break Sponsors:

IBM          synopsys_color

PM Networking Break Sponsors:

bc001_signature_s          INO logo

Outstanding Service Awards Sponsor:

sw_295_646_all_TM.ai

For more sponsorship information on the Joint ITAC 19th Executive Forum and the CMC 2013 Microsystems Symposium, please contact:

Janet Tite, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

E-mail: jtite@itac.ca

Telephone: 613-238-4822, ext. 2233

Additional Information:

For program updates, please visit the web site:  http://itac.ca/blog/event/joint-itaccmc-event-ottawa/

   

For general information on the ITAC 19th Executive Forum, please contact:

  • Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events,
  • Telephone: 613-238-4822, ext. 2245

 

 For general information on the CMC Annual Symposium, please contact:

  • Brent Jodoin, Manager, Product and Services Marketing
  • E-mail: brent.jodoin@cmc.ca
  • Telephone: 613-530-4679

To view the bios and photos of speakers, click here.


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