Electronic Products & Technology


August 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

MIPI Alliance enhances battery interface specs

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced updates to its Battery Interface Specification (BIF) for mobile devices. The new specification, MIPI BIF v1.1, makes it more practical and convenient for manufacturers…
August 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Effigis granted CSA contract

Montreal-based Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc., a leader in Earth observation solutions, announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) granted it a half million dollars ($574,875) to set up innovative applications to build on Earth observation data. The contract granted to Effigis…
August 8, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Irwin Industrial to distribute EHC knobs

Electronic Hardware Corp. (EHC), best known for having a broad selection of knobs, expanded its sales channels in North America by recently signing a franchised distribution agreement with Irwin Industrial, Aurora ON. EHC designs and manufactures control and clamp knobs,…
July 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

BlackBerry appoints Marty Beard as COO

Waterloo ON-based BlackBerry Ltd. has appointed Marty Beard to the position of chief operating officer (COO), now responsible for cross-functional organizations, including marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development, customer care and quality. He is also responsible for instituting best practices and…
July 25, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Kodak Canada – Continuously collaborating and innovating

Functional printing is getting smarter, and it’s doing so by improving graphics quality, expanding production capabilities as well as decreasing cost and waste. One BC company has been on the cutting edge of this industry for a long time. Welcome…
July 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

PERM council addresses lead-free concerns in electronics

The IPC Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council is meeting in Toronto this week to discuss lead-free conversion issues related to the safety, performance, reliability and affordability of electronics in the aerospace, defense, medical and other high-performance markets. The meeting…
July 23, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Consumer confidence in tech spending reaches high

Consumer sentiment toward technology spending reached its highest level since December of 2012, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Arlington VA. The CEA Index of Consumer Technology Expectations (ICTE), which measures consumer expectations…
July 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Tech startups partner with Toronto Homecoming

A group of rapidly expanding Toronto startups is joining forces with Toronto Homecoming, an event that showcases career opportunities to Canadians currently living outside of Canada, to launch a new startup stream. Bionym, along with other partners such as Wattpad,…
July 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Consumer electronics revenues to reach all-time high

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two percent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3-billion, according to report released by the Consumer Electronics Association…
July 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

NRC releases GaN design kit software

The National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) has released the second version of its gallium nitride (GaN) GaN500v2 Design Kit software. Combined with Canada’s only foundry for GaN electronics, the free software package enables industry and academics to create revolutionary…
July 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Upgraded Raspberry Pi board adds connectivity, power features

Offering more sensors and accessories than ever before, the new Raspberry Pi B+ board has been launched and is expected to enable users to build bigger and better projects. Marking the first significant change to the multi-million selling credit card-sized…
July 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Industry leaders to establish open interconnect consortium

Technology industry leaders Atmel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Dell, Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Wind River, are joining forces to establish a new industry consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for the billions of devices…