The electronics market is booming thanks to the Internet of Things, wearable electronics, machine to machine communications and robotics; these markets rely heavily on sensors, usually constructed from micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Many of these devices rely on commercial, off-the shelf sensors because only large companies can afford the combinations of expertise required to custom versions and this is a drag on innovation. Small companies with excellent ideas, or university technologies which require complementary skills, are delayed.
Canada has made huge investments in the underlying technologies and hosts:
- Teledyne-DALSA, the fourth largest MEMS factory in the world,
- C2MI, a state of the art facility for MEMS prototyping and
- 3IT of the Université de Sherbrooke, a 50M$ research facility.
Innotime offers complementary skills to ensure that you can develop and commercialize a complete microsystem.
Innotime is the first point of contact for customers seeking to develop new technological products. Innotime offers project management, selection and coordination of partners, simplified reporting, billing, and ordering ( and we benefit from R&D tax credits and government matching funds to keep costs down).
Over 30 years of experience in the microelectronics industry in Integrated Circuit Design, as Director of R&D for CMOS process development at Mitel Semiconductor, Founder of Goal Semiconductor and Elliptic Technologies and recipient of the ITAC-SMC Outstanding Service award for Microelectronics.
Serge holds a Ph.D. from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and has over 10 years experience in micro and nano fabrication. He works closely with our partners to ensure timely, efficient delivery of your project.
Tamie holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hertfordshire and has over 10 years experience in the development of human-robotic interfaces. She is responsible for the development of robotic products and software at Innotime.