WIN - Office of Research Innovation Seminar - Gordon Harling, CMC Microsystems

Thursday, June 29, 2023 10:00 am - 10:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Semiconductor manufacturing: making the most of the Canada-U.S. corridor opportunity

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Office of Research are pleased to present an Innovation Seminar with Gordon Harling, President and CEO of CMC Microsystems.

This seminar is titled "Semiconductor manufacturing: making the most of the Canada-U.S. corridor opportunity," and will be held on Thursday, June 29th, 2023 at 10:00 AM in QNC 1502.

Registration is required!


There are major challenges in the global semiconductor space, caused by supply chain disruptions and renewed political landscape. The 2022 US’s CHIPS and Science Act is set to address these challenges with more than US $52-billion of direct investment for semiconductor manufacturing, R&D, and workforce development. Canada and US are in the process of establishing a semiconductor manufacturing trade agreement, or “corridor,” which is great news for Canadian innovation and our national interests. Join us to learn more about the future of the semiconductor industry in Canada and how Canadian universities should adapt to the new reality through education and research. 


Gordon Harling

Gordon Harling received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto and a Maîtrise en Ingénierie Physique from Polytechnique Montréal. He has worked in Research and Development at large companies such as Mitel, NovAtel, and DALSA. He has been a founder and CEO of several start-up companies including Goal Semiconductor, Elliptic Technologies, and Innotime Technologies.

He joined CMC Microsystems in February 2018 as President and CEO.