Celestica Enters into a Partnership with ECM to Bring their Patented Technology Solutions to the Aerospace and Defense Market

Fremont, CA: Celestica, a leader in design, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions for the world's most innovative companies, has entered into a partnership with ECM, a software and technology firm that is changing the global electric motor as well as generator industries to bring ECM's patented Printed Circuit Board (PCB) stator solution to the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) market.

ECM's patented PrintStator software generates custom printed circuit board Gerber design files on the basis of each customer's specific product specifications. Celestica will support the entire product lifecycle, from engineering and prototyping to the latest product introduction and full-scale motor production.
The Celestica ECM motor is one of many products on display at Celestica's AUSA Expo booth #4225 in Hall C. Attendees will also be able to see a demonstration of Atrenne Computing Solutions' new Gen-4/5 OpenVPX backplanes, which are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celestica. This series is a member of Atrenne's cutting-edge product family, which enables end-to-end solutions for 64/100 Gigabit systems.

Atrenne's Gen-4/5 OpenVPX backplanes are designed to meet the demanding signal integrity requirements of PCIe Gen4 and 100GbE (100GBASE-KR4) and provide the industry's highest signal integrity (SI). The use of full three-dimensional electron microscopy (3D EM) field modeling in HFSSTM to develop highly accurate SI models stabilizes areas such as return loss, dielectric loss, skin effect loss, and crosstalk in backplane design - significant progress in high volume throughput computing.

Atrenne's designs, including their aluminum 3D-printed air transport rack (ATR) enclosure, will be on display at the Celestica booth. Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace recently awarded this design a Platinum 2021 Technology Innovators Award. This prestigious award, based on the recommendations of an independent panel of industry judges, recognizes companies that provide significant military, aerospace, and avionics design solutions.

"Celestica's expertise in design. engineering, manufacturing, testing, and after-sales support provides our customers with the full product lifecycle solutions they need to gain a significant competitive advantage," commented Jack Jacobs, Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at Celestica. "Our strategic partnership with ECM is a perfect example of how we are helping customers access innovative new technology that reduces product weight, size, sound, and EMI - all key factors when it comes to optimizing military system design."

"Our innovative technology transforms motor and generator requirements into optimized, unique PCB stator designs that are ready for rapid prototyping and commercial production for a broad range of military applications," stated Brian Casey, President, and CEO, ECM. "The combination of our proprietary PrintStator technology and Celestica's proven manufacturing and supply chain network will allow us to bring our customers' optimized systems to market quickly and in line with military standards.

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