BackReMAP Network (Celestica)
c/o Irene Sterian, Executive Director
844 Don Mills Road
Assets And Services
Microelectronics, manufacturing and systems integrated services, data management solutions. The Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP is an integrated shared ecosystem for the acceleration of the commercialization of electronics products manufactured in Canada for a global market. ReMAP projects focus on advancing next-generation R&D. Participant companies (start-ups, SMEs and large business) will gain access to better, more reliable products that compete in a global market. Academia participants will focus on research that immediately impacts industry and contributes to related curriculum and training programs. A network commitment to a multidirectional information and knowledge flow will benefit each network participant equally.
We need to develop new materials to make our manufacturing processes easier, more reliable and environmentally safer. Research on soldering materials has been ongoing since the 1950s when electronics first started being used in military and aerospace applications. Global environmental legislation enacted in the early 2000’s outlawed most of the leaded solders in use in electronic products. Products in Aerospace, Defense, and Healthcare will benefit from these new materials. As yet unimagined, products will be developed using new materials going forward, and we must build on the current 60 year research base to develop new materials and new test methods. Canada can be at the forefront of this research.
Miniaturizing and reducing the cost of optical technologies for new markets.
Other product development, design or innovation support services, assets or capabilities not listed above
Optics and Photonics is a newer field, and has been used in telecommunication applications for the past 15 years. This market is still very much in the infancy stage, and has cost reduction pressures. We can overcome many cost reduction challenges through better manufacturing processes, and more effective process control. In addition to cost reduction pressures, the optics/photonics telecommunication knowledge can be leveraged to benefit other industries such as Aerospace, Defense and Healthcare applications. There is a lot of research necessary in photonics integration at the silicon level, and the need for a roadmap of how to get there over the next 10 years. Canada can lead this roadmap activity, and the application of new optics and photonics packaging solutions to bring new products to a global market. We must develop new solar materials, products and new manufacturing processes that address current price pressures in a largely undifferentiated market. We must maintain this leadership position for Canada, and compete on a global scale particularly in cost, and in differentiated products.