ITAC Online - The Microelectronics Issue - October 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

In Italics

Microelectronics driving Canadian innovation

ITAC has represented the microelectronics industry since 2003.  This month, we conducted the 17th annual edition of the Executive Forum on Microelectronics.  It was, as usual, an excellent opportunity to catch up with colleagues from this dynamic part of the Canadian ICT scene.

Read the full article


NEW MEMBERS

Not a Member? Join ITAC

New member graphic

Send your events, news items, or job postings to ITAC Online at bglauser@itac.ca


Meet the Chair of ITAC’s SMC: Ken Wagner

Ken Wagner, Principal Engineer, PMC-Sierra

Ken Wagner, Principal Engineer, PMC-Sierra

For Ken Wagner, Principal Engineer with PMC-Sierra, becoming Chair of ITAC’s Strategic Microelectronics Council earlier this year was largely about giving back.

In the early days of his career, Ken spent many years south of the border working with a variety of organizations throughout the US, from Silicon Valley to New York.  He even moved to Washington, where he spent 1992 as an IEEE/AAAS Congressional Fellow in Science and Technology.

A Canadian-born dual citizen, Ken returned to Canada in 2000 to take a senior management position with PMC running the company’s Ottawa site.  Initially, the move was to be close to his fiancée who was working in Ottawa at the time.  But as time went by, Ken realized working with PMC was a perfect fit.

Read the full article

Truly brilliant technology

Royal Hinther, Director of Business Development, CLSI

Royal Hinther, Director of Business Development, CLSI

Members of our ICT community often speak to the enabling power of technology, and how technology can make participants in all other industry verticals more efficient and productive.  So one might ask: who, then, enables the technology industry?

Take a look at the Canadian Light Source – Canada’s national synchrotron research facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – and you’ll find one answer to that question.

Read the full article