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Kodak Canada - Continuously collaborating and innovating

Functional printing is getting smarter, and it’s doing so by improving graphics quality, expanding production capabilities as well as decreasing cost and waste. One BC company has been on the cutting edge of this industry for a long time....
Jul 25, 2014


Miniaturization drives next gen electronic components

Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. No where is this more apparent than in the drive towards miniaturization in the next generation of electronic components and systems. The push for smaller parts is coming both from the need for...
Jul 18, 2014


A guide to cellular based manufacturing processes

Cellular or small group manufacturing practices have many advantages over traditional line-based manufacturing practices and are an integral part of lean manufacturing which has its roots in the automotive industry. Each group or cell can...
Jul 11, 2014


Final preparations for RoHS on medical devices + monitoring & control instruments

The clock is ticking! Most medical devices (category 8) and monitoring and control instruments (category 9) are required to meet the EU RoHS 2 Directive (2011/65/EU) requirements starting this July. The compliance dates for category 8 and 9...
Jun 27, 2014


GaN is finally here for commercial RF applications

Gallium Nitride (GaN) has been a technology with so much promise for commercial RF applications, but it always seemed ‘a year or so away’. The unique material properties of GaN have been of interest to scientists and researchers for...
Jun 20, 2014


Medical device design for IoT: Meeting FDA guidelines

In the past few years, the market for IoT devices has exploded, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for telehealth and medical applications. Advancements in sensor design, battery life and wireless networking technologies have allowed...
Jun 13, 2014


Integrating wearable technologies to increase productivity

Wearable technology enthusiasts will often share their vision of the future which usually includes the weaving of technology into everyday life through the use of interactive glasses or James Bond inspired wrist watches. But so far, cost and...
Jun 6, 2014


What is the state of the industry regarding counterfeit electronic components?

It has been a little over five years since a Newsweek article brought the issue of counterfeit electronics to the attention of a wider audience. Since then, industry organizations mobilized to produce standards and hold symposia to share...
Jun 1, 2014


IoT: More than just cool technology

I can’t remember the last time I read an article about the Internet of Things (IoT) that didn’t start with market projections about the phenomenal number of devices that will be enabled in the next five to 10 years, or the...
May 23, 2014


Using thermography test tool for diagnostic of pcbs

At the heart of modern electronic devices and many other products are printed circuit boards (pcbs), which have proven to be rugged, reliable, and quickly and inexpensively produced. Thermal imagers provide a powerful set of diagnostic tools...
May 16, 2014


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