Electronic Products & Technology



Future establishes interconnect biz development group

July 24, 2016 by Stephen Law
Future Electronics, Montreal, a global distributor of electronic components, has established a group of factory trained Interconnect Business Development Managers with extensive experience in the connector industry. Via the move, Future seeks to position itself as a leader in the…

What Makes a Great Tech Leader?

July 23, 2016 by Stephen Law
Autonomy, honesty and integrity top the list, Canadian IT workers say

Researchers invent ‘smart’ thread that collects diagnostic data

July 22, 2016 by Stephen Law
Advances could pave way for new generation of implantable and wearable diagnostics

IoT adoption, emerging tech drives industry growth

July 21, 2016 by Stephen Law
Midyear revenue forecast wearables, smart home devices and drones will deliver an increase of 1.3% according to the Consumer Technology Association

Murata Power Solutions expands footprint in Canada

July 19, 2016 by Stephen Law
In a bold move, Murata Power Solutions Inc. has doubled its footprint on Canadian soil, expanding its engineering team and production capabilities to better serve its expanding and diverse customer base. The Mansfield MA-based manufacturer of dc-dc converters, ac-dc power supplies marked…

SoftBank to buy UK chip designer ARM

July 19, 2016 by Reuters: Chang-Ran Kim and Kate Holton (Additional reporting by Makiko Yamazaki in Tokyo and Paul Sandle, Costas Pitas, Anirban Nag and Jemima Kelly in London)
Japan’s SoftBank will buy Britain’s most valuable technology company ARM for $32 billion in cash, an audacious attempt to lead the next wave of digital innovation with a chip designer that powers the global mobile phone industry. Led by the…

U.S. regulators pave way for speedy next-generation 5G networks

July 18, 2016 by Reuters Washington: Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Will Dunham
U.S. regulators on Thursday paved the way for a lightning-fast next generation of wireless services in a move that made the United States the first country to set aside an ample amount of airwaves for so-called 5G wireless applications and…

2016 semi market growth forecast lowered to -1%

July 17, 2016 by Stephen Law
Weak global economy and poor DRAM market to drag down growth this year. The health of the semiconductor industry is increasingly tied to the health of the worldwide economy, according to research firm IC Insights. Rarely can there be strong semiconductor…

Emergence of IoT in robotics to become key trend

July 16, 2016 by Stephen Law
The global smart robots market is expected to record a CAGR of about 21% until 2020, according to the latest research study released by Technavio. “IoT connects the physical world of machines and robots with the Internet and carries out the…

Scientists find a new dopant for organic electronic devices

July 15, 2016 by Lomonosov Moscow State University
A team of the Lomonosov MSU researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues from the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden (Leibniz Institute) believe a particular molecule could lead to the development of organic electronics. The results of the work…

Molecular electronics are coming

July 14, 2016 by Stephen Law
Scientists have developed a rapid, non-invasive and scalable method for growing CNTs on a smooth substrate. The breakthrough could help usher in the day when molecular electronics replace silicon chips as the building block of electronics.

Worldwide PC shipments decline

July 13, 2016 by Stephen Law
North America PC Shipments Increased for the First Time in Five Quarters