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Using synthetic diamond for power management

Introduction Semiconductor devices are being used today more and more often to either provide power, such as in RF power amplifiers, or control power, such as in power inverters, in electronic systems. These electronic systems range from smart...
Sep 19, 2014


Outsourcing cost analysis: A formula for success

What would it cost to outsource the manufacturing fulfillment of your electronics-based product or sub-system? What would it cost to manufacture it in-house?
Sep 12, 2014


Smart nodes at the edge of the industrial Internet of Things

We live in a connected world where the Internet brings us more information than ever before at ever increasing speeds through millions of connected devices. This Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to revolutionize our world, enhancing...
Sep 5, 2014


The state of IAC in North America

Industrial automation in North America is a $22 billion market. Whatever the size of the manufacturing line, we are seeing three distinct trends in North America: sustainability and efficiency, sophistication, and the leveraging of system data....
Aug 29, 2014


Doing more with less drives miniaturization of next gen components

Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. Nowhere 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...
Aug 22, 2014


Dorigo expansion driven by consistent sales growth

Burnaby-based electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Dorigo Systems Ltd. has enjoyed sustained positive growth through much of its 26 years of operation. This is no small achievement in a market that continues to push OEMs to be...
Aug 11, 2014


Conveying our longstanding focus with a new name: Keysight Technologies

By now, you’ve probably heard that Agilent Technologies is spinning off its electronic measurement business as a standalone company. On January 7, 2014, we announced the name of this company: Keysight Technologies.
Aug 1, 2014


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


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