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Altium acquires Toronto-based Upverter

August 31, 2017 by Stephen Law
Toronto-based electronic design innovator Upverter Inc. has been acquired by Altium, a leading global provider of design software for the electronics industry. In a blog post on his firm’s website, Upverter CEO Zak Homuth outlined the motivations behind the deal.…
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Torc Robotics, NXP partner on self-driving car technology

August 30, 2017 by Stephen Law
In an effort to accelerate commercialization of its self-driving car technology, Torc Robotics has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to integrate next-generation radar into its self-driving vehicle fleet. NXP is the world’s largest chip supplier to the automotive industry. “For over…
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Feds continue to chop support for high tech start-ups

August 29, 2017 by Stephen Law
CATA says new tax legislation on professional corporations is off-side and will penalize all entrepreneurs
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Twin Asian electronics trade fairs to showcase latest technologies

August 28, 2017 by Stephen Law
The annual HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicAsia will be held concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-16 October 2017. The two fairs will gather around 4,200 exhibitors from across the globe, representing…
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All Rittal climate products receive UL cert

August 27, 2017 by Stephen Law
Rittal Corp. the world’s largest enclosure manufacturer and a leader in thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment, has received the US and Canadian Listing Certification (FTTA/FTTA7) with Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Rittal climate products, from the energy-efficiency Blue e air conditioners to the air-to-water heat exchangers and filter…
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D-Wave expands senior leadership team

August 26, 2017 by Stephen Law
Move advances software and applications for quantum computing player
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IEEE approves standards project for quantum computing definitions

August 25, 2017 by Stephen Law
IEEE P7130 will establish a general nomenclature for quantum computing to standardize communication with related hardware and software projects
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Avoiding the aeronautics subsidy race Canada is sure to lose

August 24, 2017 by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at MEI, in collaboration with Michel Kelly-Gagnon, president and CEO of MEI
Viewpoint proposing a new agreement between aircraft manufacturing countries to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector
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Intel’s new processors deliver 40% performance leap

August 23, 2017 by Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager Client Computing Group at Intel Corp.
Generation on geneneration and a 2x boost vs. 5-year-old PC
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Avnet acquires Dragon Innovation

August 22, 2017 by Stephen Law
Simplifies the hardware path from prototype through to volume production
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RFID market to reach $11.2B this year

August 21, 2017 by by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx
The total RFID market will be worth $11.2 billion in 2017, up from $10.52 billion in 2016 and $9.95 billion in 2015, according to a recent report from IDTechEx Research. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID labels, cards,…
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Sierra Wireless to merge with Numerex

August 20, 2017 by Stephen Law
Merger will provide Numerex with an expanded ability to serve its customers through a combined company with a worldwide presence, scale and experience