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CPEIA & SEMI FlexTech associations reach partnership


The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and SEMI | FlexTech have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support each other’s programs and drive the continued development and adoption of printable, flexible hybrid and wearable electronics (PE and FHE).

SEMI connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. FlexTech, a SEMI strategic partner, focuses on the growth, profitability and success of flexible hybrid electronics by providing industry leadership, developing and sponsoring educational forums, directing R&D funding, and advocating for technology.

“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 the CPEIA. “By teaming with SEMI | FlexTech, we can leverage complementary strengths and broaden the pool of resources each organization needs to further its mandate. This is our first agreement with another PE industry association and we are pleased to have achieved it with our neighbor. It makes a lot of sense to work with FlexTech and connect our supply chains given the proximity of our members.”

“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.”