Electronic Products & Technology


June 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Integrating wearable technologies to increase productivity

Wearable technology enthusiasts will often share their vision of the future which usually includes the weaving of technology into everyday life through the use of interactive glasses or James Bond inspired wrist watches. But so far, cost and size, coupled…
June 1, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

What is the state of the industry regarding counterfeit electronic components?

It has been a little over five years since a Newsweek article brought the issue of counterfeit electronics to the attention of a wider audience. Since then, industry organizations mobilized to produce standards and hold symposia to share advancement and…
May 28, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

CANSEC show launches in Nation’s Capital

CANSEC 2014, the largest military and defence show in the country opened for a two-day exhibit today at the EY Centre in Ottawa. Organized by Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), 335 companies will display their products and…
May 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

GrowSafe wins Intel SME innovation award

GrowSafe Systems Ltd., Airdrie AB, has received the Intel SME award for Innovation at the recent Canadian Advanced Technology (CATAAlliance) award gala. Accepting the award on behalf of the GrowSafe team, Alison Sunstrum, Co-CEO commented, “When our founder brought the…
May 23, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

New standard helps devices communicate power consumption

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that CEA-2047, CE-Energy Usage Information, has been approved as a new standard by the association. The standard enables consumer electronics devices to communicate how much energy they use to consumers’ computers, mobile devices running smart-energy…
May 21, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Wearable technology stirs up $50-billion investment frenzy

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and…
May 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fidus Systems opens design center in Boston

Ottawa-based Fidus Systems Inc., providers of electronic product development and consulting services, has opened a new design center in Boston. The firm now operates four design center locations across North America; including, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo and San Jose. “As a high-tech…
May 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Google Glass BOM teardown – IHS reveals

Teardown analysis is a useful tool for understanding the component and manufacturing cost of electronics devices—but it doesn’t always tell the whole story of the value of a product. Case in point is Google Glass, which sells for $1,500—but has…
May 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

NRC drives industry to form printed electronics association

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is looking to team up with industry partners within the printed electronics (PE) arena to formulate a new national association that will serve as an integral networking platform for this emerging technology. The…
May 13, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

MMTS show hosts job shop night

Producers of the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) being held at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure May 12-14 – have announced that they will be extending the show’s hours for a special evening dedicated to independent job shops across the province. On…
May 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Weidmuller expands engineered enclosures production

Weidmuller, Richmond VA, recently opened a new enclosure assembly facility in Houston TX that will enable the company to provide an expanded scope of engineered enclosures capabilities and services to customers in the petroleum processing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food processing and…
May 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Choosing an enclosure system for electrical enclosures

Selecting a cooling system for an electrical enclosure is an important task that is not always as simple as it might seem. The consequences of choosing the wrong system can be significant, so taking the time to make an informed…