At Teledyne DALSA our primary role is as a pure play foundry providing stable volume production of MEMS devices. Although we conduct extensive R&D activity, this is directed towards developing technologies to support production; in general the functionality of the devices we manufacture had already been demonstrated in prototypes made in low capacity MEMS labs. In many cases these devices had to be extensively re-designed and re-engineered to make them manufacturable in high volume, increasing the time to market.
What was missing from this process was an R&D facility able to develop MEMS technology that can be readily transferred into high volume production. Thanks to a large investment by Canadian industry and government, this facility now exists: The Collaborative Centre for Microelectronics Innovation, or C2MI.
Teledyne DALSA is a founding member of the Collaborative Centre for Microelectronics Innovation. It is a new, purpose built R&D centre for advanced packaging and MEMS, focused on bridging the gap from leading edge research to high volume commercial production. Teledyne DALSA engineers develop new processing techniques using the Centre’s state of the art 200 mm, production worthy tools, allowing a smooth and rapid transfer to high volume at our nearby production fab.
The C2MI is operated independently of its industrial partners - you don’t have to be a customer of Teledyne DALSA to make use of its advanced MEMs R&D facilities. For details visit the C2MI website www.c2mi.ca.