Industrial Applications of Microelectronics Centre
The IAMC was established in 1979 to make significant contributions of high technology in the area of microelectronics to industry, the University and the province. The Centre attempted to assemble a “critical mass” of experts in the field of microelectronics who would provide teaching and experience to Faculty of Engineering students, and contractual research and development services to industry clients. The Centre received funding from federal and provincial grants and received fees collected from public sector companies in exchange for research, development and testing services. Financial difficulties forced the University to acquire the Centre in 1987, restructuring it within the Department of Mechanical Engineering until its ultimate dissolution in 1989.