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IT lobby swallows microelectronics association, creates semiconductor council

News | 11/27/2001 5:00 am EST

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has taken over the Strategic Microelectronics Consortium (SMC) in a move both groups say will improve their chances of winning funding critical to increasing the number of university engineering professors. In the past, the two groups have lobbied the federal government separately to get funding they needed. Those efforts, however, have yet to yield significant results.

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