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Celestica Opens Microelectronics Laboratory to Bring Products to Market

Jul 02, 14 at 8:00 AM EDT

State-of-the-art facility accelerates prototyping and commercialization of miniaturized electronics products

TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced the opening of its new microelectronics laboratory at its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. The new facility will enable start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) 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," said 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 unique 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. The goal is to reduce production costs, enhance signal integrity, and improve thermal performance for high-reliability applications.

The location of the laboratory is a strategic choice with Toronto being the largest ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) hub in Canada. The laboratory will significantly bolster the infrastructure for product enablement in Canada and may also be leveraged by global customers looking to commercialize a product. Start ups, SMEs as well as OEMs can now have quick access to talent and the technologies in this facility to bring electronics products to target markets quickly and affordably.

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

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Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome complex challenges.

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