Sherbrooke University

Project: MiQro Innovation Research Centre

Total Project Cost:
$218,450,000
Total KIP Funding:
$82,950,000

Status of Project: Substantially completed

Project Description

This project involves building a world-leading centre of excellence for electronic research and assembly. The new centre includes the following types of facilities:

  1. Clean rooms for microchip design and development;
  2. Closed offices and meeting and administrative support areas in the design and development areas;
  3. Manufacturing area in a clean room;
  4. Administrative support stations in the manufacturing area (in a clean room);
  5. Specialized mechanical areas.

Primary Areas of Benefit

  1. Expands or enhances the utility of Research and Development space: This new MiQro Innovation Centre aims to become the world pioneer in packaging the next generation of microchips. The centre’s work is downstream from the production of 45 nanometer and 32 nanometer chips and consists in developing new technologies for cutting out microchips, linking them electronically to innovative packages, testing them and preparing them for shipment. The Centre will also work on designing packages for future generations of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).
  2. Develops incubation facilities for industry and research: The centre fosters collaboration with the industry. The centre includes IBM Canada, Bromont Plant, and DALSA Semiconducteurs Inc. among its many industrial partners.

Photo Gallery

Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre November 2011
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre May 2011
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre May 2011
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre March 2011
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre March 2011
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre February 2011
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre September 2010
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre August 2010
Sherbrooke University, MiQro Innovation Research Centre May 2010