OTTAWA, Ont. and BROMONT, QC–January 11, 2019–The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance will host CPES2019, Canada’s premier conference and trade show exhibition for flexible and hybrid electronics (FHE), from May 16 to 17, 2019 at the spectacular Domaine Chateau Bromont, nestled in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships just an hour outside Montreal.

Domaine Chateau-Bromont, site of CPES2019 (May 16-17).

Industry leading Canadian and international speakers will explore all facets of FHE during the fifth annual CPES including flexible, stretchable, 2D and 3D printable electronics; smart textiles and wearables; and flex-integrated circuit technologies, software and applications.

At CPES 2019 you’ll meet more than 200 attendees from over 150 organizations including tech developers and end users from industries including automotive, health care and aerospace. It’s an intimate yet robust event where attendees can do business with key industry players, instead of simply rushing to the next meeting or workshop.

This year’s event will also host tours and demonstrations to celebrate the opening of C2MI’s new Advanced Manufacturing Centre for scale-up manufacturing. Bromont’s Scientific Park is the home of Canada’s microelectronics industry with world renowned companies such as Teledyne DALSA Semiconductor Inc., IBM Canada Ltd., and Varitron, to name just a few, combined with Canada’s largest microsystems R&D Center, C2MI – making the area a unique integrated value chain.

CPES2019 will bring together more than 120 members of C2MI and 125 members of intelliFLEX, uniting members of the Canadian semiconductor and flexible hybrid electronics industries and leading the way to emerging new technological possibilities and markets.

The conference is open to academics, large corporate members, SMEs and startups bringing new materials, components and manufacturing technologies to market. CPES has grown into an internationally recognized event, having hosted past delegations from the U.S., Taiwan, France and Greece. With over 40 speakers, four workshops, four industry awards, 22 industry exhibitors and 15 academic posters, last year’s event was a huge success (check out the event video).

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“This is a great opportunity to bring together the Canadian semiconductor and flexible and hybrid electronics industries. These companies with an established customer base and varied requirements represent a new pathway to market – they’re well established in the component business and know how to bring products to market in the automotive, aerospace, military, medical and other markets,” said Peter Kallai, event co-chair and CEO of intelliFLEX. “Our members can establish new partnerships, access new markets and access scale-up manufacturing all at the same place – all critical elements in our members’ growth plans.”

“C2MI is pleased to add FHE scale-up capability to our semiconductor-based services for our members and FHE industry players,” added C2MI CEO Normand Bourbonnais. “C2MI plays a critical role in the Canadian microelectronics landscape, it is a unique market-driven state-of-the-art facility whose goal is to ensure to provide R&D services so that Canadian companies stay atop in the digital era. We foresee a huge market opportunity for our members in the semiconductor industry to extend their capabilities and serve their global customer base with new FHE integrated solutions. We welcome all interested parties to our opening in conjunction with CPES2019.”

About intelliFLEX
intelliFLEX, a not-for-profit industry alliance, is a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector of more than 300 organizations across Canada. Our technologies add intelligence and connect ordinary objects to enable the Internet of Everything. We unite our growing global membership to build an effective ecosystem of supply chains for flexible, 3D printable electronics, 2D large area printable electronics, wearable electronics, smart textiles and hybrid electronics including related semiconductors, integrated circuits and software.

About C2MI
The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Center (C2MI) is an international reference in the fields of advanced packaging and microsystems. The C2MI is a centre of excellence for commercialization and research (CECR) whose role is to help produce market-driven prototypes in the fields of applications of the information and communication technologies, automobile, aerospace as well as environment and health to accelerate their commercialization. The establishment of C2MI was made possible by contributions from Industry Canada, the ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec, Université de Sherbrooke, industrial partners and the Town of Bromont. Visit www.c2mi.ca.

Media inquiries can be directed to Jim Donnelly, Director of Programs, at jdonnelly@intelliflex.org or +1 613-505-4775 ext. 102