Electronic Products & Technology


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:…
February 25, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance launches 5G initiative

As Europe continues rolling-out of 4G LTE wireless networks – with full coverage expected by the end of 2014 and 2015, 5G technology remains “around the corner,” according to Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CTO, Deutsche Telekom AG, who made his comments on…
February 8, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Avnet Distributes SMARTRAC’s RFID Products

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has entered a distribution agreement with SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near field communications (NFC) transponders, tags and inlays. The distribution agreement focuses on NFC and ultra-high frequency…
February 4, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Sierra Wireless to acquire Vancouver-based In Motion Technology

Sierra Wireless, Richmond BC, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire In Motion Technology Inc., New Westminster BC, for $21 million US dollars in cash consideration, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments. In Motion is a leader in mobile…
February 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Mitel completes merger with Aastra

Mitel Networks Corp., Kanata ON, a global leader in business communications, has completed its merger with Aastra Technologies Ltd., Concord ON. With US$1.1-billion of combined annual revenue and 60-million customers worldwide, Mitel now has one of the largest global footprints…
January 31, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Avnet signs disty deal with Toronto-based ZigBee module maker

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has signed a distribution agreement with Toronto-based MMB Networks, a leading global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions. MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules and USB sticks provide a complete connectivity solution powered by MMB’s RapidConnect software…