Relevant Industries

MEMS Companies in Canada

Created: 02/12/2018
Last edited: 02/13/2018

I’m trying to keep together a list of Canadian companies and organizations that are active (either as end users, product developer, or manufacturer) in the field of micro and nano systems, MEMS, and microfabrication. Please contact me if you think of any relevant addition to this list. For now this is mostly on top of my head, and in no particular order.

  • Teledyne Dalsa
  • C2MI
  • Excelitas
  • Micralyne
  • National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
    • Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre
  • Aeponyx
  • Sheba Microsystems
  • Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
  • Norcada
  • CMC Microsystems
  • Soundskrit
  • INO
  • Opsens
  • FISO
  • Applied Nanotools

Note that similar lists are also available from, e.g., the government of Canada (Link) and by (probably the most complete at the moment).

Relevant Industries in the Ottawa region

Created: 02/12/2018

Professional with MEMS backgrounds are employed at an impressive variety of tech industries. This most likely results from the highly multidisciplinary nature of MEMS, which allows engineers to build an impressive portfolio of expertise on topics such as electronics, fluidics, heat transfer, dynamics, structural mechanics, plasma science, high vacuum science, chemistry, acoustics, electromagnetism and so on.

To illustrate the range of potential future employers for graduate students working on MEMS, I ran the following experiment: I search for the term “MEMS” within my LinkedIn extended network, i.e., people at 1 to 3 degrees of separation from myself, and I listed the employers of every person I found. I had to stop after looking at roughly 50 persons, after which LinkedIn tried to have me buy a premium subscription. The list I gathered, for Ottawa region only, is I believe, pretty impressive:

  • Lumentum
  • Sanmina
  • Ranovus
  • Ciena
  • JDSU
  • Iridian Spectral Technologies
  • Semtech Ottawa
  • Huawei Ottawa
  • Nokia
  • Skyworks ottawa
  • Synopsys
  • Alere
  • TSMC
  • Infinera
  • Teslonix
  • Neophotonics
  • Optiwave
  • Oz optics






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