Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

April 7, 2017 by Stephen Law

Magna commits investment of $5M in AI research institute

Investment supports Magna's AI strategy in manufacturing and autonomous driving
April 3, 2017 by Stephen Law

X Tronics to represent Crouzet, Amphenol sensors in Canada

X Tronics Inc., Concord ON, has signed a manufacturers’ representatives agreement in the Canadian market with Crouzet, a designer and manufacturer of automation and control devices for a wide-range of applications in the aerospace and defense market and in many industrial equipment sectors. With a specific…
March 31, 2017 by Stephen Law

Industrial automation device revenue rising

Industrial robot shipments will reach slightly more than 300,000 in 2017
March 27, 2017 by Stephen Law

Communitech to host Canada Summer Games hackathon

Waterloo Region’s ecosystem accelerator is getting behind the Waterloo Region’s 2021 Canada Summer Games bid in a major way. Communitech CEO Iain Klugman says if the Waterloo Region is selected to host the 2021 Canada Games, it intends to host…
March 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

Southwest Energy brings EuroSwitch’s industrial sensors to Canada

Southwest Energy Control Systems of Canada Ltd., is now supplying the Canadian market with EuroSwitch’s range of quality and durable level, pressure and temperature industrial sensors. “EuroSwitches are the go-to sensors in Europe for complex and difficult applications,” advises Southwest…
March 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

Raspberry Pi sells 12.5-million boards in five years

General purpose computer becomes third best-selling of all time
March 16, 2017 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T West Tech Report

AI to spark growth in hardware: Kindred to lead the way

Vancouver-based Kindred Systems Inc. creates first deliverables: Robots to modernize our e-commerce warehouses
March 15, 2017 by Marc Boucher, founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc.

Canadian space sector grows by 2% to $5.38B in 2014

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has and it shows total revenues of $5.38 billion as compared with $3.49 billion in revenues in 2013. While this may seem like a significant increase, it is in fact a 2% year over year growth…
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Intel acquires Mobileye: ups ante in driverless car sector

Move could propel the world's largest computer chipmaker into the front ranks of automotive suppliers
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Robotics controller built around BeagleBone open hardware computer

BeagleBone Blue is a complete robotics controller built around the BeagleBone open hardware computer. Linux-enabled, product is community-supported and fully open-source. High-performance, flexible networking capabilities are coupled with a real-time capable Linux system and an improved set of peripherals for…
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Tech leaders to keynote at Discovery 2017

Jared Cohen, founder of Google Ideas and president of Jigsaw, to give opening address at Toronto innovation gathering this May
March 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

Operator terminal delivers visualization, control in one package

PILZ AUTOMATION PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control operator terminal is equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. Unit goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualization, making it possible to control the entire plant process in…