CMC Subscriptions

CMC Microsystems together with Canada’s National Design Network provide access to prototyping and manufacturing tools required to drive innovation in microsystems and nanotechnologies. By signing up for a subscription with CMC you will gain access to a wide range of world-class software that can be used for research and teaching. With a CMC subscription the cost of these software are at a bundled and reduced price, making it much more economical than getting each of the software individually. The subscription is normally purchased by the faculty and all his/her students/staff are covered by the subscription. For a list of supported CAD tools offered by CMC please refer to: Tool Matrix.
CMC offers 3 different types of subscriptions:

This is the most basic of all subscriptions and it includes having access to (from CMC Website):

  • Workshops and events*
  • Business & Technology Reports*
  • Discounted registration for workshops and events
  • Unlimited downloads of business & tech reports
  • Access to discussion forums in the NDN Hub
  • Opportunities to provide priority recommendations for topics and analysis, and influence the Microsystems Technology Roadmap

This subscription includes everything in the basic package, but it also comes with tools that focuses on products and services for designing and simulating microsystems: (information obtained from CMC Website):

  • Development systems
  • Fixturing and carriers*
  • Early access to design technologies
  • Access to design tools*, including options for trial use of selected tools:
  • Three design tool passes of your choice
  • The flexibility to change a pass from one tool to another
  • Process design kits
  • Design flows
  • Application notes*
  • IP libraries and reference designs
  • Training materials
  • Training courses
  • Engineering support
  • Design rule checking service
  • Short-term test equipment loan*
  • Test infrastructure: access to specialized test labs
  • An annual report outlining the value you received through your Subscription, including market value information.

This package includes all of the things included in the Designer package in addition to multi-project wafer services in a wide range of technologies from leading suppliers:

  • Early access to prototyping technologies* (lead client activities)
  • Fabrication access* (includes fabrication area estimation and technology selection advice)
  • Integration prototyping services*
  • Financial assistance for micro-nano technology fabrication and travel
  • Opportunities for collaborative R&D through CMC Solutions
  • All the benefits of a Designer Subscription plus two additional design tool passes
  • The flexibility to change a pass from one tool to another
  • An annual report outlining the value you received through your Subscription, including market value information.
  • Plus all of the Designer Subscription benefits.
  • For a full list of services, and instructions on how to sign up, please visit the CMC Site by CLICKING HERE