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VR drives reality paradigm shift in form factor for portable electronics

June 27, 2017 by Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx
Augmented and virtual reality headsets are by now a reality (pun intended), and they bring about a paradigm shift in form factor for portable electronics, according to a new report by IDTechEx. Despite a level of uncertainty about the terminology…
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Semiconductor revenues grow thru 2016

June 26, 2017 by Stephen Law
Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew by 3.8 percent year-over-year in 2016, to $43.5 billion, according to the latest analysis from business information provider IHS Markit. Industrial electronics equipment demand was broad-based, with continued growth in commercial and military avionics, digital…
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CPEIA & SEMI FlexTech associations reach partnership

June 25, 2017 by Stephen Law
The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and SEMI | FlexTech have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support each other’s programs and drive the continued development and adoption of printable, flexible hybrid and wearable electronics (PE and FHE). SEMI…
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X Tronics to represent SUNS in Canada

June 24, 2017 by Stephen Law
SUNS Electromechanical, a leading manufacturer of high quality industrial control components, has signed a manufacturers’ representatives agreement with XTronics Inc., Concord ON. SUNS product offering ranges from the widest variety in limit and micro switches to complete lines of foot…
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Tech ecosystem support comes to Canada

June 23, 2017 by Stephen Law
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Boston-based FinTech Sandbox, signed an historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate and expand the FinTech Sandbox model into Canada, starting in Ontario. “This new partnership between FinTech Sandbox and OCE is a unique…
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LoRa Alliance drives strong LoRaWAN protocol deployments

June 23, 2017 by Stephen Law
Announces latest update to regional parameters including support for India and upgrades to Australian and Korean Bands
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Connecting biology with electronics – be rigid, yet flexible

June 22, 2017 by James Urton, University of Washington
If you want to interface electronics and biology, you need a material that effectively communicates across those two realms - reports University of Washington
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Québec group collaborates to develop automated electric vehicles

June 21, 2017 by Stephen Law
FPInnovations, in collaboration with Motrec International Inc., Technoparc Montréal, ABB Inc., and Ericsson Canada Inc., have reached a collaboration agreement to develop and create an electric autonomous shuttle, adapted to Canadian winter conditions. This project will make it possible to tackle…
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Teleportation, digital classrooms and autonomous vehicles to lead future tech in Canada: Survey

June 20, 2017 by Stephen Law
Innovation Survey shows that tech enthusiasts are 65% more likely to have a positive outlook on the future of tech
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NRC and uOttawa capture the first-ever holographic images of the quantum wave function of an electron

June 19, 2017 by From National Research Council Canada
For the first time ever, physicists from three continents have been able to completely measure and describe the quantum-mechanical wave function of an ionized electron by using attosecond science techniques. This breakthrough was made by physicists from the National Research…
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TI and Heidenhain collaborate on industrial drive control System-on-Chip (SoC)

June 18, 2017 by Stephen Law
Heidenhain Corp. is working in collboration with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop what is calling the semiconductor industry’s first microcontroller (MCU) utilizing the Heidenhain EnDat 2.2 interface as an option.  TI’s C2000TM MCU industrial drive control System-on-Chip (SoC) delivers a…
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Mouser inks global agreement with Micro Crystal

June 18, 2017 by Stephen Law
Mouser Electronics Inc. has signed a global distribution agreement with Micro Crystal, suppliers of real-time clock modules. These devices combine a 32.768 kHz tuning fork crystal resonator with a CMOS-based oscillator and RTC integrated circuit, perfectly factory calibrated inside a…