MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre

This unique project earned the 2012 Grand-Prix du génie-conseil Québécois (Québec Consulting Engineering Award) in the “Project or Construction Management” category.

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This unique Canadian high-tech project is the result of the collaboration between Université de Sherbrooke and its industrial partners, IBM Bromont and DALSA Semiconductor Inc. The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) is home to more than 250 researchers, and its mission is to be a global pioneer in the area of packaging and development of computer chips and micro electromechanical systems. The complex comprises two buildings with a total surface area of 15,216 m². One building is dedicated to office space, while the other houses the laboratories, including several white rooms, among which Class 10 rooms (ISO 4) which is the most stringently controlled environment in Canada. Not only were the results positive right from the first tests on the anti-vibration deck and in the white rooms, but the C2MI is now cited as a pilot project and a model of success throughout North America.