Electronic Products & Technology


January 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

IEWC seeks to purchase Westlake Electronic Supply

IEWC, Milwaukee WI, has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Westlake Electronic Supply, a leading supplier of electronic components to the broadcast, audio video telecommunication and RF markets. The acquisition will support IEWC’s global initiatives…
January 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

John Deere Electronic Solutions completes identity transition

John Deere Electronic Solutions Inc. (JDES), Fargo ND, has completed the transition in corporate identity started 18 months ago and has eliminated use of its original name Phoenix International. Since 1999, JDES has been wholly owned by Deere & Co.,…
January 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

BlackBerry appoints leadership for devices biz

BlackBerry Ltd. Waterloo ON, recently announced that Ron Louks will join the firm as president, devices and emerging solutions reporting to BlackBerry’s executive chair and CEO, John Chen. “I am pleased to add another outstanding addition to BlackBerry’s executive leadership…
January 8, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Canon Canada to amalgamate OCE as a division

Canon Canada Inc., Mississauga ON, leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that Oce-Canada Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary since January 2013, has been amalgamated as a division of the company and will operate under the name Professional Printing Solutions Group, effective…
January 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Avigilon to acquire Video Analytics firm

Vancouver-based Avigilon Corp. a leader in high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the video analytics company VideoIQ Inc., Billerica MA, for cash consideration of US$32-million. The transaction is expected to close early this month. Founded…
January 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

BlackBerry files suit against Typo

BlackBerry Ltd., Waterloo ON, has filed a lawsuit against Typo Products LLC, alleging patent infringement and that it has blatantly copied BlackBerry’s keyboard with its iPhone keyboard case designed to slip on to iPhone devices. Typo, founded by entrepreneur Laurence…
January 4, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global demand for 3D printers, software to reach $5B

World demand for 3D printers and related materials and software is projected to rise 21% per year to $5-billion in 2017, according to a study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. While professional uses such…
January 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Cogiscan celebrates 15-year milestone

Celebrating its 15-year anniversary Cogiscan Inc., Bromont QC, was founded in 1999 by three manufacturing engineers with a vision to seamlessly connect materials, machines and software in electronics manufacturing. The firm has grown to become a global leader in the…
November 1, 2013 by Shane Stafford, market development representative, LPKF Laser & Electronics North America

Avoid overlooking depaneling step in the pcb manufacturing process

Introduction Depaneling is a step easily overlooked in the printed circuit board (pcb) manufacturing process. A great board design, flawless circuit etching, and perfectly placed components mean nothing if individual pcbs cannot be separated from a panel without damaging components,…
November 1, 2013 by Sohail Kamal, West Tech Report

Proheat finds success in creating client/partner relationships

Partnering with others, when done right, makes everything easier. Partnering saves time and money and uncovers opportunities for growth. Mike Lowrie, product designer at Proheat, a division of Seastar Solutions, shares some insights for how building relationships with other divisions…
November 1, 2013 by Dan Herzog, global product line director, pressure and thermal products, Honeywell Sensing and Contr

How to choose the right pressure or thermal sensor for your application

Choosing the right sensor for a particular application can be challenging. A sensor that is considered reliable in the packaging industry may not be able to withstand the ruggedness of a welding application. The key to sensor performance is to…
August 1, 2013 by Sylvain Charbonneau, National Research Council Canada

Will the future of electronics be printed?

Printable Electronics (PE) is the manufacture of electronic circuits using conventional printing approaches, and is rooted in the marriage of new materials and cost-effective, large-area printing processes. Thin, light weight, flexible and low-cost – that’s what PE means. PE as…