Electronic Products & Technology


June 5, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Motorola to close Texas smartphone factory

Google’s Motorola Mobility handset unit announced recently it will shutter its North Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone assembly plant in the U.S. At the…
June 2, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Enterprise wearables market to reach $18B

Growing at a CAGR value of 56.1% over the next five years, wearable device technologies will become an integral part of enterprise mobile enablement strategies, according to ABI Research.  As expected, the North American region will be the largest and…
June 1, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Microchip Technology acquires ISSC Technologies

Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler AZ, provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ISSC Technologies Corp., provider of low power Bluetooth and advanced wireless solutions for the Internet Of Things (IoT) market. ISSC…
April 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

BlackBerry invests in NantHealth for integrated end-to-end healthcare solutions

BlackBerry Ltd., Waterloo ON, announced its investment in healthcare IT leader NantHealth, a cloud-based medical IT provider specializing in the delivery of healthcare for payers, providers and patients through real-time connectivity, high performance computing and 21st century decision support. The…
April 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Neutronics Solutions to represent LS Research in Canada

Ottawa-based Neutronics Solutions, representative of advanced components, MCAD and ECAD design software solutions, has been selected by LS Research to represent its custom and standard wireless solutions coast-to-coast within Canada. LS Research provides wireless products and services, including EMC testing…
April 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

RFID Canada forms industry partnership with Wavetrend Europe

Markham ON-based RFID and NFC technology provider RFID Canada has become a fully certified and accredited distribution partner for Wavetrend Europe, a London England-based developer of active RFID products and solutions. “Wavetrend is committed to providing best in class technology…
March 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

RFID market grows 17% in one year

The RFID market, which includes tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID – will grow from $7.88-billion in 2013 to $9.2-billion in 2014, according to research conducted by IDTechEx. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems,…
March 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global market revenue for wireless charging to soar

Propelled by the rising availability of products and partial resolution of standards conflicts, the global market for wireless charging hardware used for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will surge to rise by almost fortyfold during the next five years,…
March 2, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key responds to industry demands for IoT solutions

Responding to growing customer demand for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp. has added several new suppliers to its existing catalog. As device connectivity becomes more prevalent, embedded and wireless suppliers offering machine-to-machine M2M solutions…
February 28, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Spreadtrum and Mozilla take aim at global Smartphone accessibility

Spreadtrum Communications Inc., a fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, has teamed up with web platform creators Mozilla to deliver a turnkey solution for USD$25 Smartphones. The announcement was made…
February 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Toronto engineers launch Ubi odyssey project

Toronto-based Unified Computer Intelligence Corp. launched its Project Ubi Odyssey recently. Ubi, also referred to as The Ubiquitous Computer – is a device made to usher in the era of ubiquitous computing, when humans will be able to interact with…
February 26, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

GSMA predicts 250-million M2M connections in 2014

Global machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will hit a quarter-of-a-billion this year, according to a new report by the GSMA, underscoring that M2M has become a major growth area for mobile operators. The new report from GSMA Intelligence, ‘From concept to delivery:…