Vice-President, Industry Development, ITAC
This month’s 16th annual Executive Forum on Microelectronics certainly lived up to its reputation as one of the premier gatherings of Canada’s microelectronics and microsystems community – and what a better a way to kick it off than with the CMC/ITAC Banquet, “Celebrating Excellence.”
What made this evening so special was the transition from the brightest up-and-comers in the Canadian industry to the true legends that have helped lead the industry to where it is today. The CMC Awards celebrate the bleeding edge of innovation coming out of our nation’s universities – what an impressive group of innovators this represents. They also served as a tremendous segue into the ITAC/SMC Outstanding Services Awards, which celebrate the current microelectronics industry leaders and all they’ve done technically and non-technically, to advance the Canadian industry. Winners of these awards were the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Adel Sedra, and retired professor and esteemed author, Kenneth Carless Smith.