SEMI | FlexTech and CPEIA announce partnership at CPES 2017


The semiconductor industry association SEMI and its printed electronics strategic partner FlexTech have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association CPEIA. The partners want to support each other’s programmes and drive the continued development and adoption of printable, flexible hybrid, and wearable electronics.

The announcement was made at CPES2017 at the Centennial College’s new Conference Centre in Toronto. CPES2017 is Canada’s premier conference and trade show for PE.

“Global cooperation is key to advancing the industry’s interests and we are impressed by the efforts in Canada over the past three years to unite and grow their PE industry,” said Michael Ciesinski, president of FlexTech. “Peter and his team are making great strides to put Canada on the flexible electronics map and we look forward to building bridges for partnership and collaboration between the CPEIA membership and ours.”

“The growth and prosperity of Canada’s PE industry rests with forging alliances and cultivating opportunities beyond our borders,” said Peter Kallai, president and CEO of CPEIA. “By teaming with SEMI | FlexTech, we can leverage complementary strengths and broaden the pool of resources each organisation needs to further its mandate. This is our first agreement with another association and we are pleased to have achieved it with our neighbour. It makes a lot of sense to work with FlexTech and connect our supply chains given the proximity of our members.”

The memorandum of understanding is a non-financial commitment between the two organisations to collaborate on several key initiatives on an ongoing basis. These include participation in technical working groups and educational events such as webinars, technical seminars and conferences.

Caption: Michael Ciesinski, president of FlexTech Alliance (photo: SEMI)

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