SiliconIntervention Sponsors UBC Okanagan Researchers

Kelowna, British Columbia—- March 2nd, 2022 – SiliconIntervention today announced sponsorship of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan under the Mitacs Accelerate program.

Three post-graduate researchers under the guidance of Martin Mallinson, will join the company as interns, focused on hierarchical approaches to analog AI design.

A five-year multi-project program has been devised which promises to provide semiconductor industry experience for three interns, while at the same time advancing technology and career development for this next generation of analog designers.

“At SiliconIntervention we have a goal to establish a local, commercially successful centre of excellence for analog semiconductor design and implementation and to help develop the next generation of technologists to manage it” said Martin Mallinson, Founder and Chief Scientist. “We want to thank Prof. Mohammad Zarifi at UBC Okanagan and everyone at Mitacs for their enthusiasm in sharing our goals and contributions in making this program possible.”

“Mitacs is thrilled to support this new partnership between the University of British Columbia, Okanagan and SiliconIntervention. SiliconIntervention’s goal of creating a centre of excellence for semiconductor design, technology and career advancement is a laudable one and Mitacs is pleased to lend its support,” said John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs.

SiliconIntervention, is Canadian Company formed in 2019 as the result of pioneering research and development of its founder Martin Mallinson. The Company generates revenue delivering design services and advanced analog IP.

With a portfolio of over 40 patents either granted or applied for, the company has a wealth of knowhow based on the teams’ experience in the industry over the last 30 years.

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. Working with an extensive network of postsecondary partners, and both federal and provincial governments, we build collaborations that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. Mitacs has worked with thousands of private sector and not-for-profit organizations as well as 78 universities and 77 college, CÉGEP and polytechnic partners to fuel strategic relationships that power Canadian innovation excellence.

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UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning founded in partnership with local Indigenous peoples, the Syilx Okanagan Nation, in whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory the campus resides. The most established and influential global rankings all consistently place UBC in the top five per cent of universities in the world, and among the top three Canadian universities.

The Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world in British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. For more visit

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