Electronic Products & Technology



Wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

September 28, 2016 by Stephen Law
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate…

Fluke acquires eMaint Enterprises

September 27, 2016 by Stephen Law
Companies to offer ground-breaking reliability platform, increasing uptime with seamless integration of maintenance devices, data and systems

ELIX Wireless Charging Systems teams up with Zongshen Group

September 26, 2016 by Stephen Law
ELIX, a Vancouver-based developer of wireless charging technology, recently signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co Ltd., a listed entity of the Zongshen Group. Zongshen Power also acted as the lead investor in ELIX’s US$5M A-Round…

Okanagan tech sector shows 2-year growth: Report

September 25, 2016 by Stephen Law
Accelerate Okanagan, a leading technology accelerator in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, released the results of a report on the technology sector’s economic impact in 2015. Commissioned by Kelowna-based group, the study was conducted by a third party researcher with Small Business…

Pilz Automation Safety Canada appoints CEO, GM

September 24, 2016 by Stephen Law
Pilz Automation Safety Canada, Barrie ON, has announced that Andreas Sobotta has accepted the position of CEO & General Manager of the Canadian operation. An experienced professional with many years in the electrical and controls world, Sobotta has held various…

Cos Phi appoints GM

September 24, 2016 by Stephen Law
Cos Phi, a leading manufacturer of power factor and power quality correction products based in Hensall ON, has announced the appointment of Ms. Ann Barteaux to the position of general manager. Barteaux has a background in management (including municipal, provincial/territorial…

Diffraction taps OCM Mfg to ramp-up specialty camera production

September 23, 2016 by Stephen Law
Ottawa–based OCM Manufacturing reached an agreement with Diffraction Limited to provide key services around a newly acquired line of scientific imaging hardware products. OCM is providing design for manufacturing (DFM) guidance in addition to turnkey manufacturing fulfillment for Diffraction’s line of…

MIPI Alliance developing MIPI Touch for mobile devices

September 22, 2016 by Stephen Law
Alliance invites manufacturers, OS providers to contribute to the forthcoming specification

Feds inject $1.8M into OSI Maritime Systems

September 21, 2016 by Stephen Law
OSI Maritime Systems Ltd., Burnaby BC, an innovative provider of integrated navigation solutions for naval operations, will get its product to market faster and more efficiently with the Government of Canada’s investment of $1.8 million. OSI Maritime will use the…

I.C.E Datacenter opens facility in Markham

September 20, 2016 by Stephen Law
First real alternative to downtown Toronto that offers geographic diversity, dense carrier presence and an enterprise-class ‘green’ datacenter

Avnet to sell Technology Solutions biz unit to Tech Data

September 19, 2016 by Stephen Law
Company will accelerate strategy to bring world-class design chain and supply chain services to high-growth customer markets

AT&T and Sierra Wireless pilot LTE-M modules for IoT

September 18, 2016 by Stephen Law
Sierra Wireless and AT&T have agreed to pilot next generation LTE-M1 network technologies this fall. The pilot will spur LTE network connections for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Sierra Wireless LTE-M module will support the AT&T pilot with several technology leaders…