Celestica Inc. has opened its new microelectronics laboratory at its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The facility will enable start-ups, small and medium enterprises, and large original equipment manufacturers to quickly commercialize their latest ideas for miniaturizing electronics products through prototyping to volume production.
“Microelectronics is in demand for high-reliability markets such as healthcare, aerospace, defense, communications and renewable energy. As optics and photonics technologies permeate these high-reliability sectors, it is becoming increasingly more important to miniaturize and cost reduce,” says Shawn Blakney, Senior Director, Technology and Innovation, Celestica. “Smaller electronics provide the flexibility for lighter, portable and potentially more affordable devices, a trend that is already proven in the consumer market.”
The 1,100 ft2, ISO Class 6 cleanroom is a controlled environment for temperature, humidity, and airborne particles. The laboratory provides new miniaturization solutions using bare die packaging technologies.
“The new microelectronics laboratory complements our existing capabilities in Toronto including our materials laboratory and surface mount technology manufacturing,” says Blakney. “As we look to the future, microelectronics will play an increasing role in technology, and with this new capability, we can help our customers to keep up with the pace of change and stay competitive in their markets.”
Celestica delivers end-to-end product lifecycle solutions and provides design and engineering, electronics manufacturing, and supply chain management services.
Release Date: July 2, 2014