Contract Design and Manufacturing Services

Celestica Opens Microelectronics Facility for Startups and Other OEMs

07 July 2014

Electronics manufacturing services provider Celestica Inc. has opened a microelectronics laboratory to help startups and other electronics companies develop ideas for miniaturizing electronics products.

The 1,100-square foot, ISO class-6 clean room is a controlled environment for temperature, humidity and airborne particles. The laboratory provides new miniaturization solutions using bare die packaging technologies.

The goal of the facility is to help startups, small and medium size electronics companies and larger OEMs reduce production costs, enhance signal integrity, and improve thermal performance for high-reliability applications. The lab will provide electronics companies quick access to technical expertise and the technologies to bring electronics products to market quickly and affordably, according to the company.

“Microelectronics is in demand for high-reliability markets such as healthcare, aerospace, defense, communications and renewable energy,” said Shawn Blakney, senior director, technology and Innovation, for Celestica. As optics and photonics technologies are used more in those sectors, it is increasingly more important to miniaturize and cost reduce, he said.

“Smaller electronics provide the flexibility for lighter, portable and potentially more affordable devices, a trend that is already proven in the consumer market,” said Blakney.

The new microelectronics laboratory is in Toronto and complements Celestica existing capabilities, including the company’s materials laboratory and surface mount technology manufacturing.

The facility will increase the infrastructure for product enablement in Canada and may also be leveraged by global customers looking to commercialize a product, according to the EMS provider.

“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,” said Blakney.

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