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Regulations & Standards

September 12, 2016 by Interpower Corp.

Universal sockets are unsafe: Here’s why

A universal socket is not the answer to try to create one source that will accept the huge variety of plugs that are available throughout the world. Serious safety issues come into play in trying to do so. To summarize…
September 10, 2016 by Rob Phillips, sales and marketing director, Accutronics Ltd.

Managing component obsolescence in medical devices

The consumer electronics industry has embraced obsolescence as a way of increasing profits. Smartphones, laptops, and media players are designed to fail, central to this is the rechargeable battery. Many manufacturers now seal the battery into the device, so rather…
September 5, 2016 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor, Enviropass

Environmental compliance: The new TSCA

As is well known the American presidential election will take place in November of this year. This question on everyone’s lips is which candidate is going to lead the country for the next 4 years? One thing is certain, the…
September 1, 2016 by Stephen Law

MRO Electronics reaches 25-year milestone

Alberta headquartered MRO Electronics recently celebrated 25 years of supplying electronics components to the industry. In that timeframe, MRO has grown to three locations, including Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, while also expanding its services. Each location has dedicated stock to…
August 31, 2016 by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Counting down to the new ampere

After it’s all over, your lights will be just as bright, and your refrigerator just as cold. But very soon the ampere — the SI base unit of electrical current – will take on an entirely new identity,* and NIST…
August 21, 2016 by Stephen Law

MIPI Alliance releases Gigabit debug for IP sockets

The MIPI Alliance, Piscataway NJ, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced the availability of MIPI Gigabit Debug for IP SocketsSM (MIPI GbD for IPSSM), a new specification for debugging electronic products. Part of the MIPI Gigabit…
August 19, 2016 by Stephen Law

DNA achieves ISO 9001-2015 certification

Vancouver-based contract manufacturer and distributor DNA Data Networking and Assemblies Ltd. has recently been awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification. The firm has been supplying to a wide spectrum of industries including automotive, fuel cell, mining and medical for over the past…
July 29, 2016 by Stephen Law

Promark granted Canadian Controlled Goods approval

Montreal-based Promark Electronics, leading manufacturer of custom wire harnesses, cable assemblies, electromechanical assemblies and full box builds for OEM’s, has received acceptance in to the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP). An initiative of the Government of Canada, states the “(CGP)…
May 22, 2016 by Stephen Law

Electronic Coating Technologies receives UL certifications

Electronic Coating Technologies, Brampton ON, has achieved certification of its conformal coating 29814 against the UL Flammability and Electrical standards for materials used in printed wiring boards. This UV curable conformal coating, specially formulated to cure in shadow areas underneath…
May 22, 2016 by Stephen Law

American Standard Circuits now UL approved on polyimide materials

American Standard Circuits (ASC) West Chicago IL, CEO Anaya Vardya recently announced that his company is now UL approved on all polyimide materials. “American Standard Circuits is pleased to have received UL approval of Isola Polyimide  P96 cores / P26…
April 22, 2016 by Stephen Law

Laurier’s Lazaridis Institute collaborates with Deloitte & TMX Group

Aim is to support growth of Canadian tech firms
April 13, 2016 by Stephen Law

CPEIA, CABA to release landmark whitepapers at CPES2016

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and the Continental Automated Buildings Association, will release two research papers for Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes at the 2016 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2016). The CPEIA is the catalyst for Canada’s printable, flexible…