Electronic Products & Technology


March 25, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

BlackBerry to sell Canadian real estate holdings

Waterloo ON-based BlackBerry Ltd. has entered into an agreement pursuant to which it will sell the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada. The announced transaction is part of BlackBerry’s ongoing program to improve operational efficiencies, optimize resource usage…
March 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Euro Solutions achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

Langley BC-based provider of cable, mechanical and circuit board assembly, Euro Solutions Inc. recently earned ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. With more than 20 years experience in electronics manufacturing, Euro Solutions has maintained rigorous internal quality standards…
March 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Gartner says worldwide tablet sales grew 68%

Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to Gartner Inc. While sales of iOS tablets grew in the fourth quarter of 2013, iOS’s share declined to 36…
March 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

New equipment key for Quebec manufacturers to compete on global scale

All Quebec manufacturers know it. In today’s competitive economy, they need to produce goods more efficiently, reliably and economically. In December, they got a boost from La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the main sponsor of the Québec…
March 1, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Online training module demonstrates use of magnets in electronics

Manufacturer of sensors and magnetic components Standex-Meder Electronics is now providing an in-depth training module for engineers looking to explore what magnets are, what they do, and how they are used in electronics design. Magnet usage is increasing in electronic…
February 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Consumer confidence toward tech spending increases

Consumer confidence toward both the overall economy and technology spending both saw slight increases in February, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Arlington VA. The CEA Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE), which measures…
February 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Planning for and replacing obsolete technology with minimal impact to customers

The rapid change in electronic technology is accelerating throughout all industries. This article addresses the changing landscape as it relates to products and technologies that require stability in design, whether real or perceived. Let’s face it, customers get nervous when…
February 19, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Consumer electronics’ demand drives touch technology innovation

Touch technology is rapidly gaining popularity in a variety of market segments due to its ability to enhance the interaction between an individual and machines or devices. In particular, consumer electronics products, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, are using…
February 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Diablo Technologies achieves VMware ready status

Ottawa-based Diablo Technologies, announced that its Memory Channel Storage (MCS) has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that MCS has undergone detailed test procedures and is supported on VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 for production environments. “By using MCS…
February 13, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

6-Billion new Internet-enabled devices to be produced this year

The global market for connected devices that allow users to access the Internet is set to surpass 6-billion units this year, as new products including cellphones, tablets and computers enter the electronics ecosystem, according to a new report from IHS…
February 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Toyota recalls to update electronics

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., announced that it is advising the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of plans to conduct voluntary safety recalls on 700,000 of its vehicles due to electronic issues in the U.S. The recall effects Model…
February 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

2013 North American pcb sales dip

Printed circuit board (pcb) sales in 2013 ended the year at -1.9% compared to the previous year, according to industry association IPC, Bannockburn IL. The book-to-bill ratio in December improved slightly, but remains below parity at 0.92, according to the…