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April 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

China spending on robotics to near $60B in 2020

Manufacturing continues to dominate China spending on robotics, with discrete and process manufacturing leading the way, according to IDC
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
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 23, 2017 by Advanced Linear Devices Inc.

Energy harvesting for a greener environment

Introduction Energy Harvesting (EH) is the process of electronically capturing and accumulating energy from a variety of energy sources deemed wasted or otherwise said to be unusable for any practical purpose. Energy harvesting, or energy scavenging as the process is…
March 23, 2017 by The University of British Columbia

UofBC develops flexible sensor for foldable touch screens

Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor developed at the University…
March 21, 2017 by Stephen Law

Embedded system technology sector gathers at German event

Embedded World conference marks milestone of more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 30,000 trade visitors
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 17, 2017 by Stephen Law

BlackBerry expands embedded software delivery with new partner program

BlackBerry Ltd. has added a new specialized Value-Added Integrator (VAI) program that will build a worldwide network of experts trained on BlackBerry QNX and Certicom technologies. The VAI program allows partners to deliver integration services and build upon BlackBerry’s embedded…
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 16, 2017 by by Elizabeth Woyke, business editor, MIT Technology Review

These toaster-oven-size radios will help bring 5G to life

Live-streaming a virtual-reality broadcast. Downloading a 90-minute high-definition TV show to your smartphone in less than three seconds. Sending instant updates on road conditions to self-driving vehicles. These scenarios are impossible or prohibitively expensive on current cellular networks, but they…
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

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