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Lumenera donates microscope cameras to Ottawa schools

August 25, 2016 by Stephen Law
Ottawa-based Lumenera Corp., manufacturer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, has donated 48 of its high performance research-grade microscopy cameras to be used as a teaching tool in science classrooms across the city of Ottawa. Lumenera donated…
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Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

August 24, 2016 by Stephen Law
This stretchy supercapacitor made from graphene could spur the development of wearable electronics. Credit: Xiaodong Chen, Ph.D.
Research is being presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society
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Sciemetric Instruments appoints chief technology officer

August 23, 2016 by Stephen Law
Ottawa-based Sciemetric Instruments, a pioneer of Industry 4.0 smart technologies used by many global manufacturers to increase yield, improve quality and optimize manufacturing processes, has named chief research engineer Richard Brine as the firm’s chief technology officer. Brine joined Sciemetric…
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AMOLED encapsulation material market to grow 76%

August 23, 2016 by Stephen Law
The active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display market continues to increase its share of the overall display market, reaching 11 percent of display shipments in 2016 and rising to 22 percent in 2020. To support this rapid growth, the AMOLED…
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Technology shifts generate more job layoffs

August 22, 2016 by Reuters: Malathi Nayak and Deborah M. Todd
Cisco Systems Inc. announced recently that it plans to lay off 5,500 employees and that it is unlikely to be the last round of Silicon Valley pink slips as hardware companies struggle to keep up with rapid technology shifts, analysts…
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MIPI Alliance releases Gigabit debug for IP sockets

August 21, 2016 by Stephen Law
The MIPI Alliance, Piscataway NJ, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced the availability of MIPI Gigabit Debug for IP SocketsSM (MIPI GbD for IPSSM), a new specification for debugging electronic products. Part of the MIPI Gigabit…
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Mouser signs Amphenol LTW to global distribution deal

August 20, 2016 by Stephen Law
Mouser Electronics Inc. has announced a global distribution agreement with Amphenol LTW, a division of Amphenol Corporation and a leader in rugged and harsh environment interconnects. Amphenol LTW manufactures a broad variety of advanced, high-quality interconnect devices for indoor and…
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DNA achieves ISO 9001-2015 certification

August 19, 2016 by Stephen Law
Vancouver-based contract manufacturer and distributor DNA Data Networking and Assemblies Ltd. has recently been awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification. The firm has been supplying to a wide spectrum of industries including automotive, fuel cell, mining and medical for over the past…
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Comm, automotive industries grow biz for chemicals in electronics

August 18, 2016 by Stephen Law
Focus on smaller nodes and enhanced lithography techniques will fuel consumption per wafer, finds Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Science research team
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Ford doubling the size of its Silicon Valley testing facility

August 17, 2016 by Keith Naughton, Bloomberg
Ford is accelerating its development of self-driving cars by more than doubling the size of its Silicon Valley lab and taking a stake in Velodyne Lidar, the leading maker of an advanced radar that is an essential sensor in autonomous driving.…
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‘Hands on’ skills key to Canada embracing digital economy

August 16, 2016 by Stephen Law
Research suggests 83% of Canadian firms could lack digital expertise needed for new age of business
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Power semi market revenues declined in 2015

August 15, 2016 by Stephen Law
IHS Markit Says Infineon Technologies tops global market for power semiconductors, followed by Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics