R & D Collaboration Opportunities Update
April 19, 2006

In response of members’ requests, please review the status of CATA’s ongoing Research & Development Collaboration projects with major U.S. companies.

Hewlett - Packard (HP): 22 requests for collaboration were received and are now being forwarded to HP for review. No further submissions are being accepted at this time.

3M Corporation: 58 requests for collaboration were received and all prospect partners have been contacted regarding the review process. A summary communiqué provides a full overview of the project. New submissions can now be submitted for consideration.

Rockwell Collins Inc.: 12 requests for collaboration have been forwarded for review and an additional six requests are in final draft stage. Companies are in the process of being contacted regarding their review status. Rockwell Collins remains open to receiving new requests for R & D collaboration.

AMI Semiconductor: requests for collaboration can be submitted until May 30th at which time a first phase report with be forwarded to the AMI Semiconductor's  Director of Business Development.

Pfizer and Proctor & Gamble: Discussions are currently underway to finalize new R & D Collaboration projects with U.S. enterprises. Members will be advised of the status through email advisories.

++ Action Item: please contact mdebroy@cata.ca or call Muriel Debroy 613-236-6550 for details on how to submit your request for collaboration to any of the above companies.