Electronic Products & Technology


January 16, 2017 by Eric Grange, industry marketing manager – automotive, C&K

Optimizing and customizing electromechanical components for automotive applications

User interface is an extremely important aspect of any vehicle ‘experience.’  Obviously, electromechanical components, including switches, in automotive applications must provide high reliability and long operating life but their utility can’t end there. Switches must also add to the look

January 9, 2017 by Andrew Krabeepetcharat, procurement research analyst, IBISWorld

Five emerging tech markets to watch

These five relatively new markets are worth keeping an eye on during 2017 as demand and commercial and personal use increase.

January 2, 2017 by Jennifer Langston, University of Washington

Interscatter communication enables advanced smart wearables

University of Washington researchers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches. This new ‘interscatter communication’

December 27, 2016 by Don Hnatyshin, SVP, Chief Supply Chain & Procurement Officer, Jabil

Transforming the Supply Chain for Today’s Digital Economy

Today’s digital economy, where customers want tailored products delivered immediately via their preferred channel, is putting enormous pressure on companies to modernize their traditional supply chains. In addition to meeting the needs of the now generation, these new, digital supply

December 19, 2016 by Duane Benson, chief technology champion at Screaming Circuits

Seven cost reduction design tips for ‘makers’

As a ‘maker’, you really need a decent price, with good quality and good service. Contrary to what many people think, you don’t need to look outside of North America for this. You can keep your gaze west of the

December 12, 2016 by By Gerry Fung, vice-president of business services at NorthBridge Consultants, Cambridge ON

How to protect your intellectual property and leverage it to fund commercialization

Whether your company is commercializing products or providing new or improved services, Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most important assets for technology-based companies as it relates directly to cash flow generation. In the long term, the protection of

December 8, 2016 by MG Chemicals

Conductive coatings simplify the EMI/RFI suppression process

EMI/RFI is a growing issue in electronics and engineers must design solutions to manage it. Conductive coatings can commonly be an effective part of the solution. MG Chemicals recently launched a new line of conductive coatings for EMI/RFI suppression, which

November 28, 2016 by Tom Tillman, director of marketing, TDK-Lambda

Selecting a power supply based on field lifetimes and reliability

Introduction When specifying a power supply for a new, commercial (non-military) project, Engineers face a daunting number of models and manufacturers to choose from. On-line distributors have responded with a range of search tools, allowing a potential customer to select

November 21, 2016 by Dean Hamilton, Accelerite

Developing IoT application ecosystems for verticals

The birth of IoT service enrichment

November 14, 2016 by Brett Kelly, R&D Engineer at 45Drives

Everything you need to know about hard drive vibration

Hard Disk Drives (HDD’s) are one of the most impressive and important electromechanical devices ever created. When I think about it, it is really amazing that these things actually work, let alone work so well! These disks must quickly and precisely

November 7, 2016 by Stephen Law

Making a splash in water-resistant digital devices

Trend of waterproofing portable electronic devices has led fastener makers to create solutions

October 31, 2016 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T's West Tech Report columnist

Vancouver based MTT Innovations teams up with Barco

Firms to commercialize a high-efficiency, ultra-bright projector