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Program aims to build Canada’s AI ecosystem

December 8, 2016 by Stephen Law
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NEXT Canada, a national non-profit organization committed to advancing Canadian entrepreneurship, launched NextAI, a program designed to bring together Canadian and international talent in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). By providing seed capital, expert advice, and sector-specific tools, program…
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U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

December 7, 2016 by By Andrew Chung, Reuters New York (additional reporting by Lawrence Hurley in Washington and Se Young Lee in Seoul; Editing by Will Dunham and Stephen Coates)
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399-million penalty to its American rival for copying key…
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Tech giants turn attention to auto, trucking industries

December 6, 2016 by Stephen Law
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Insurance carriers brace for a new reality setting the stage for a reshaped economic landscape
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UCR researchers discover new method to dissipate heat in electronic devices

December 5, 2016 by University of California – Riverside
Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster computer chips, high-performance solar panels, and better lasers and biomedical devices. For the first time, an international team of scientists led by a…
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FLIR Systems acquires Prox Dynamics

December 4, 2016 by Stephen Law
Acquisition adds unique nano-drone unmanned aerial systems leveraging Lepton capabilities to surveillance product range
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Thermal management market will continue growth

December 4, 2016 by Stephen Law
Based on rising increasing need for heat dissipation in electronic devices, says Grand View Research Inc.
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SMT Industrial Supply appoints AOI field service technician

December 4, 2016 by Stephen Law
Fast growing manufacturing representative SMT Industrial Supply Inc., Orillia ON, has added an additional local software field service technician, Jason Bye, to support Canadian customers with AOI and AXI programming on test and inspection systems made by Test Research Inc.…
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Avnet reaches disty deal with Central Semi

December 3, 2016 by Stephen Law
Avnet Inc., has reached a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semi’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components…
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Harwin sponsors Concordia’s space team

December 3, 2016 by Stephen Law
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Firm’s connectors help student-designed rocket and cube satellite
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Averna expands its footprint in California

December 2, 2016 by Stephen Law
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Averna Test Systems Inc., a Montreal-based test & quality solutions provider, is relocating its West Coast office to support the firm’s rapid growth and to accommodate its future expansion plans. The new facility, located at 1600 Los Gamos Dr. in…
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Enigma Interconnect makes bare pcbs with X-ray drilling, routing

December 1, 2016 by Stephen Law
Today’s demanding printed circuit board (pcb) design specifications require the latest technology advances for processing multi-layer panels – increasing the accuracy of all boards, according to John Parsons, engineering manager, Enigma Interconnect. By using x-ray drilling and routing, bare pcb…
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Tech industry boosts Canadian economy in 2016

November 30, 2016 by Stephen Law
Employment within the technology industry in Canada has reached an all-time high, employing over 503,000 people nationwide. The technology sector has outpaced the growth seen in finance and insurance, as well as real estate and leasing, increasing at an impressive…