OTTAWA— Sept. 19, 2016—The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (www.cpeia-acei.ca) has welcomed photovoltaic/solar antenna company Wibicom and fine chemical group PCAS to its growing membership.

Wibicom’s light smart systems

Founded by Dr. Mina Danesh, Montreal’s Wibicom (www.wibicom.com) is the first company to commercialize a photovoltaic/solar antenna and patent its design – the WibiSol antenna.

Wibicom’s products ensure smart energy usage, enabling long lifetime device autonomy and battery-less solutions. Applications target Internet of Things-related wireless sensing and positioning, for low power devices and wireless networks for monitoring health, environment, and infrastructure, building automation, transportation, aerospace, security, and location tracking, among others.

Wibicom’s WibiSmart product line features small and sleek designs aimed at B2B or B2C markets, such as for smart city and activity monitoring, or for any commercial use. Data can also be sent through the Cloud for real-time monitoring and analytics.

Wibicom is a partner of the ArtESun FP7 EU project on OPV. Working in collaboration with the VTT and Fraunhoffer ISE institutes, it developed an OPV antenna demonstrator connected directly to a Bluetooth smart radio and environmental sensor.

Wibicom seeks business partners in printed electronics for components and integrated systems, such as photovoltaics, sensors, primary and secondary batteries, capacitors, environmental friendly and biodegradable materials, and stretchable substrates or devices. The company is open to working with system integrators looking for a deploy and forget solution, as well as any business with application needs within its range of expertise.

PCAS’s polymers, small molecules for printed electronics

PCAS (www.pcas.com) is a technology-oriented fine chemical group that’s served global industrial customers since 1962 and operates in Canada through its PCAS Canada subsidiary in the Montreal area. Its core expertise is developing and producing complex molecules for the life sciences and specialty chemicals markets.

These materials (polymers and small molecules) are used by customers in the formulation of photosensitive resins, anti-reflective coatings in the microelectronic industry or as semiconductors for the printed electronics industry.

With an expertise in project management from the R&D stage to the scaling up of new organic compounds, and competences in process optimization, PCAS helps its customers accelerate the commercialization of their new products. Its strengths lie in high reactivity, its sub-contracting flexibility and its customer-oriented service, guiding customers into new markets at the forefront of technology.

PCAS is a potential partner for technology integration, new materials development and developing new printed components for organic LEDs, organic field effect transistors and organic photovoltaics applications.

“While printable, flexible and wearable electronics can still be considered an emerging market space, these two companies illustrate how its growth is being driven by both innovative startups, as well as established players that have been active for decades in crucial R&D,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA. “Wibicom and PCAS are both outstanding examples of the applied research and materials science that leads to exciting new products driven by market need.”

About CPEIA

To become a Member of the CPEIA, please contact Peter Kallai, President and CEO, at pkallai@cpeia-acei.ca or +1 613-795-8181.

The CPEIA also has opportunities for corporate and media sponsorships of our programs and events.

Media inquiries can be directed to Leo Valiquette, Director of Programs, at lvaliquette@cpeia-acei.ca or +1 613-769-9479.