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Smart footwear to provide unique data opportunities

February 8, 2018 by Stephen Law
Smart footwear devices – shoes, insoles, and socks – are seeing a rise in awareness in the consumer and enterprise markets. These devices are providing companies, users, and caregivers alike with tracking capabilities such as location, activity, gait, and falls. ABI…
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Foxconn incentives cost more than other Wisconsin job deals

February 7, 2018 by The Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Luring a new Foxconn factory will cost the state of Wisconsin more than eight times as much per job as other job-creation deals in the past year, according to a local newspaper analysis.  The Taiwanese company is receiving more than…
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Accessibility Tech Pitch competition open for applications

February 6, 2018 by Stephen Law
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) recently announced the opening of applications for the next Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) and Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition, which includes $20,000 in prize money available.  The AIS is presented as part of OCE’s annual Discovery Conference,…
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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

February 5, 2018 by Gabe Cherry, senior writer, Michigan Engineering, University of Michigan gcherry@umich.edu
Buildings, clothing could generate power
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Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

February 4, 2018 by Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Recent research out of Iowa State University shows that new graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent. The nanotechnology “would lend enormous value to self-cleaning wearable/washable electronics that are resistant to…
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Worldwide device shipments will increase in 2018

February 3, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Worldwide shipments of devices such as PCs, tablets and mobile phones totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to research group Gartner Inc. Shipments are on course to reach 2.32 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2.1 percent. Two…
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Dealing with EMC filtering in today’s electric and hybrid vehicles

February 2, 2018 by Joseph Pulomena EPCOS, a TDK Group Company
Automobiles have changed significantly over the past 40 years from mechanical systems to computerized systems. As a result there is an increased need for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filters in today’s electric and hybrid vehicles, also called e-vehicles.  The history 40…
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AI moves beyond experimentation as biz leaders adapt

February 2, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Artificial Intelligence is in widespread use across enterprises, driving tangible benefits while creating new opportunities and challenges for business leaders and the workforce: Infosys Research
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Behind South Korea’s chip boom, worries over future

February 1, 2018 by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press, Seoul Korea
The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating immense wealth but also deep unease in South Korea, source of a large share of the computer chips that make them work. Soaring demand for microchips used in smartphones,…
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Electro Sonic launches customer web portal

January 31, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Electro Sonic, Markham ON, Canadian distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components recently introduced a customer web portal that provides customers with immediate access to price and availability on more than 1-million part numbers. “With our new web portal, customers…
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TÜV SÜD opens product testing lab in Kanata

January 30, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
New facility includes a NEBS compliance lab, joining ‘Silicon Valley North’ community near Ottawa
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Engineers create new architecture for vaporizable electronics

January 30, 2018 by Syl Kapacyr, College of Engineering, Cornell University
Engineers from Cornell University and Honeywell Aerospace have demonstrated a new method for remotely vaporizing electronics into thin air, giving devices the ability to vanish – along with their valuable data – if they were to get into the wrong…