Electronic Products & Technology


July 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

A guide to cellular based manufacturing processes

Cellular or small group manufacturing practices have many advantages over traditional line-based manufacturing practices and are an integral part of lean manufacturing which has its roots in the automotive industry. Each group or cell can handle multiple families of parts,…
July 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Family business continues as industry veteran passes

Darrell Vejprava, principal of Modern Tool Electronics in Calgary, passed away on June 16, 2014. He was 52. Darrell built a career in electronics manufacturing, where he spent many years at Nortel, prior to owning his own business – Modern…
June 30, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

EXFO lands $2M order from global tier-1 mobile network

Quebec City based-EXFO Inc. has received an order worth approximately US$2-million from a global tier-1 mobile network operator for the complete assessment of its mobile backhaul network infrastructure, from turn-up to real-time monitoring and advanced troubleshooting. EXFO’s Ethernet One solution,…
June 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Engineers create IoT solutions in element14 challenge

element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has launched a new global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring and automation. The ‘Forget…
June 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Prime Minister visits Thalmic Labs to see Myo armband

Thalmic Labs, the innovative technology company behind the Myo gesture-control armband, welcomed Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s flagship product. The PM was in Waterloo recently announcing Communitech’s advancement in the selection process for the…
June 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Ultra awarded strategic supply arrangement by Atlas Elektronik Canada

Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc., Dartmouth NS, has been awarded a multi-year contract from Atlas Elektronik Canada Ltd., Victoria BC, for the supply of critical sonar technology. Under the contract, Ultra will deliver high power, low frequency acoustic projectors for…
June 19, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

SAE and CEA form cooperative partnership

SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have signed a two-year memorandum of understanding to build a cooperative partnership in the standardization of vehicle electronics and consumer electronics products to improve the driving experience. Both organizations will share information…
June 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

CCTT International Designation reaches new milestone

Ottawa-based Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) in has reached a new milestone in the granting of the 50th ‘IntET(Canada)’ designation. The International Engineering Technologist designation is recognized by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) taking into account the diversity…
June 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

IoT Developers to top 3 Million by 2019

The number of developers involved in Internet of Things (IoT) activities will reach 1.7 million globally by the end of 2014, according to ABI Research estimates. The size of the ecosystem is forecasted to surpass 3 million developers in 2019.…
June 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Smart watch innovations set to double

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that the smart watch footprint at the 2015 International CES will more than double in size from the 2014 CES. The Smart Watch Marketplace will return for a second year and is set to…
June 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Thalmic Labs unveils final design of the Myo armband

Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs has revealed the final design for its gesture control device, the Myo armband. The state-of-the-art industrial design is a thin, expandable band, which is nearly half the thickness of the Myo Alpha units that were given to…
June 8, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Hydro-Qubec, Sony team-up to form Esstalion Technologies

Hydro-Québec and Sony Corp. have teamed-up to form a business venture to research and develop large-scale energy storage systems for power grids. Esstalion Technologies Inc. will utilize Hydro-Québec’s operation and control technologies for electric power supplies as well as its…