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Celestica opens Toronto microelectronics laboratory

Facility will accelerate prototyping and commercialization of miniaturized electronics products.


Celestica's microelectronics lab in Toronto accelerates prototyping and commercialization of electronics products. PHOTO: Celestica Inc.

Celestica’s microelectronics lab in Toronto accelerates prototyping and commercialization of electronics products. PHOTO: Celestica Inc.

TORONTO — Celestica Inc. has opened a new microelectronics laboratory at its Toronto headquarters to enable start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly commercialize 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,” said Shawn Blakney, senior director of technology and innovation at 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 1100-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 to reduce production costs, enhance signal integrity, and improve thermal performance for high-reliability applications.

“The new microelectronics laboratory complements our existing capabilities in Toronto including our materials laboratory and surface mount technology manufacturing,” added Blakney.

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