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cmoset.comMeetings are BC-based and -organized conferences that are held every year in Vancouver and Whistler with the objectives of:

  • Reviewing state-of-the-art emerging technologies and applications in the cmoset.comareas, opportunities for technology transfer and commercialization, and current research trends in the above areas.
  • Bringing together researchers, academics, industry people, investors, and entrepreneurs to explore new and emerging technologies and their impacts on the community and to foster technology transfer and commercialization.
  • Allowing people from industry, academic institutions, and the investor community to dialogue with their counterparts and subject matter experts from other countries to create opportunities for everyone.
The cmoset.comMeetings started in 2005 and have grown substantially over the years (over 30% CAGR). They have been attracting participants from all over the world. All speakers are invited by a program committee and the number of attendees is limited; advance registration is mandatory. Our objective is to provide companies and academic institutions with a platform for showcasing their technology, innovations, products and services, and to create a stimulating common ground for exploring collaborations and encouraging discussions on emerging technologies.

cmoset.comET Staff

Tracey Mozel - Program Director
Tracey Mozel has many years' experience working in the high-tech field, and has been working with cmoset.comET since 2009. In addition to her work with cmoset.comET, she runs a small technical-writing business and works with several clients to create software and hardware user manuals, online help for software tools, and other documentation. Tracey has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria.

Robert Taylor - Conference Manager
Robert Taylor has been a conference manager with cmoset.comET since 2006. In this capacity, he coordinates the on-the-ground logistics for our annual conferences. In addition to his work with cmoset.comET, Robert is also a published author and freelance editor, with over forty magazine and journal publications to his name. He won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize for his first full-length poetry manuscript. That manuscript formed the basis of his first book, The Other Side of Ourselves, which was published in April 2011 from Cormorant Books. You can learn more about his writing on his website.

Marta Taylor - Conference Assistant
Marta Taylor has worked with cmoset.comET since its inception, both as our Technical Program Coordinator and Conference Manager. She has since left the day-to-day operations of cmoset.comET to pursue further employment opportunities in project management at the local government level. We are very pleased, however, to be able to retain her services on a part-time basis as a Conference Assistant. Marta has a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Masters in Public Policy.

cmoset.comET Advisory Board

John Bumgarner, Director, Microscience Engineering Labs, SRI International
John Bumbgarner is Director of Research and Operations in a MEMS group targeting development of chemical, optical, and acoustic microsensors and MEMS devices for environmental and underwater applications. Previously, he was director of the MEMS fabrication laboratory for the University of South Florida; vice president of Engineering at Kyma Technologies, Raleigh, NC, a high-tech startup developing bulk GaN for optoelectronic applications; process integration group leader at Intel Corp for startup of Fab22 at 0.13µm generation with Cu interconnects; process integration group leader for Fab12, team leader for Portland Technology Development Yield Group for development of 0.13µm generation, and process integration development engineer for 0.18 and 0.25µm generations. Dr. Bumgarner earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State Raleigh, NC, under Prof. Bob Davis, working in wide band-gap semiconductor growth and device fabrication. He earned the M.S. and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern Evanston, IL.

Dan Gale, Vice-President and CTO, CMC Microsystems
Dan Gale is Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer for CMC Microsystems. Over the course of his career, his leadership and commitment has helped to enable Canada’s distinguished and full participation in the global microsystems community. With almost 30 years of experience, he developed and shaped CMC programs supporting university researchers to collaborate effectively with industry and acquire access to leading-edge microsystems technologies. Building on a solid foundation in microelectronics, CMC’s product and service portfolio now includes MEMS, microfluidics, photonics and embedded software. In 2000, he led the development of a national System-on-Chip Research Network involving 33 universities, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Innovation Trust. In 2001, similar effort led to a funding award for the National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory, involving 21 universities and supported by the same Foundation, and three provincial agencies. He was instrumental to the success of three subsequent proposals each attracting $40 million to $50 million of funds: Realizing the Microsystems Advantage, the Embedded Systems Canada project and Microsystems: Creating Economic Value for Canada project, in 2005, 2009 and 2010, respectively.

On a continuing basis, Dan serves as officer of CMC’s Board and as Vice-Chair of the corporate Technical Advisory Committee. He is a Director in DMT Microsystems, a subsidiary of CMC Microsystems. He is a Director and Vice-Chair on the Board of the Canadian Photonics Consortium, a Director on the Board of the Photovoltaic Innovation Network, and Member of the program committee for the Next Generation Optical Networks program (NSERC-CREATE). On the global stage, he is Chief Delegate (Canada) for the annual World Micromachine Summit—a position that evolved from his participation in the Canadian delegation at the inaugural Summit hosted in Japan in 1995. He has also contributed to various MANCEF initiatives, (commercialization education). On a continuing basis he interacts with organizations similar to CMC located in Asia, Europe and the USA. He holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Kris Iniewski
Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski is managing R&D at Redlen Technologies Inc., a start-up company in Vancouver Canada. Redlen’s revolutionary production process for advanced semiconductor materials enables a new generation of more accurate, all-digital, radiation-based imaging solutions. Kris is General Chair of the 2012 cmoset.comET Conference.

In his career, Dr. Iniewski has held numerous faculty and management positions at University of Toronto, University of Alberta, SFU, and PMC-Sierra Inc. He has published over 100 research papers in international journals and conferences. He holds 18 international patents granted in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan. He is a frequent invited speaker and has consulted for multiple organizations internationally. He has written and edited several books for Wiley, CRC Press, McGraw Hill, Artech House, and Springer. The most recent of these, cmoset.comBiomicrosystems, will be available from Wiley in June 2011.

Dr. Iniewski's personal goal is to contribute to healthy living and sustainability through innovative engineering solutions. In his leisure time Kris can be found hiking, sailing, skiing or biking in beautiful British Columbia. He can be reached at .

André Ivanov
André Ivanov received his Ph.D. in 1989 from McGill University. He has published widely and is an inventor of several patents, mostly on test and reliability of integrated circuits and systems.

Over the years, Dr. Ivanov has served on steering, program, and/or organization committees of several international events sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. He chaired the IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Council (TTTC) for the term 2004-2007. He is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society and on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Technology Management Council. He was Technical Program Chair of the VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) in 2001 and 2002 and the General Chair of VTS in 2003 and 2004. In 2004, Dr. Ivanov founded the 1st IEEE International GHz/Gbps Test Workshop. He now serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on CAD, and for the IEEE Design and Test of Computers Magazine, and for the Journal of Electronic Test: Theory and Applications (JETTA). Dr. Ivanov has served on the Computer Society’s Conference and Tutorials Board and the Technical Activities Board. In 2008, he chaired the Computer Society Fellows Committee. He is a Golden Core Member of the Computer Society, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Professional Engineer of British Columbia.

In 2001, Dr. Ivanov co-founded Vector 12, a semiconductor IP company. In 1995/96, he spent a sabbatical at PMC-Sierra and has held invited professor positions at the University of Montpellier II, the University of Bordeaux I, and Edith Cowan Perth, Australia. 

Jan Rabaey, Professor, ECE, UC Berkeley, Scientific Co-Director, Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC)
Professor Rabaey received his Ph.D. in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. After being connected to UC Berkeley as a Visiting Research Engineer, he was a research manager at IMEC, Belgium. In 1987, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the University of California, Berkeley, where he now holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship. From 1999 until 2002, he served as the Associate Chair of the EECS Dept of UC Berkeley. He is currently the scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), as well as the director of the FCRP Multiscale Systems Research Center (MuSyC). He is the recipient of a wide range of awards, including IEEE Fellow, the 2008 IEEE CAS Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award, the 2009 European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement award, and the 2010 SIA University Researcher Award. His research interests include the conception and implementation of next-generation integrated wireless systems. Professor Rabaey serves on the technical advisory board of a range of companies and research institutes focused in the areas of design automation, semiconductor intellectual property and wireless systems.


Congratulations to 2010 cmoset.comET Workshop speaker Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu. Applied Materials recently announced Dr. Nalamasu's promotion to chief technology officer for the company. Dr. Nalamasu will report to company chairman and CEO Mike Splinter.