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TTI acquires RFMW

October 4, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
TTI Inc., Fort Worth TX-based specialty distributor of electronic components, announced the closing of its acquisition of RFMW Ltd., a privately held RF and Microwave specialty component distributor headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.  RFMW will continue to operate under the…
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Google’s first urban development raises data concerns

October 3, 2018 by Rob Gillies, The Associated Press, Toronto
Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.  A unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s…
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Intel opens GPU lab in Toronto

October 2, 2018 by Stephen Law
Global computing chip behemoth Intel, has opened an engineering lab in Toronto specifically for designing graphics processing units (GPUs). Occupying two floors of the firm’s North York (Toronto) facility, Intel’s overarching goal is to working towards a proprietary GPU by…
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BC’S obsession with personal electronics bumps electricity needs

October 1, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
A new BC Hydro report finds British Columbians’ addiction to personal electronics has resulted in a 150 per cent increase in electricity use from small electronics since 1990. “Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in how…
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NASA eyes WOLF’s video graphics modules

September 30, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Products support the eXternal vision system for the X-59 QueSST aircraft
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How to make computers faster and climate friendly

September 29, 2018 by Seokbum Ko, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, The Canadian Press
By designing energy-efficient computer processors we could reduce energy consumption, and we could reduce GHG emissions in places where electricity comes from fossil fuels
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Engineers challenged to find their ‘Sixth Sense’ in design

September 28, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
element14 community issues latest design challenge embracing drone technology - now open for submissions
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MaRS innovation hub to reside at Toronto’s Waterfront

September 27, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
MaRS Discovery District, together with its partner University of Toronto, announced that it is in the final stages of securing a lease with Menkes Developments Ltd. for a new 24,000-square-foot hub at Toronto’s Waterfront Innovation Centre. Already under construction, the Waterfront Innovation Centre…
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Microsoft to build Canadian HQ in Toronto

September 26, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Facility part of a series of investments by Microsoft in Canada over the next four years
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Apple computer built in 1970s sold for $375,000 at auction

September 26, 2018 by By The Associated Press, Boston
A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000. The fully functioning Apple-1 auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction was sold at a live sale Tuesday. RR says…
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Innovator warns about U.S. tech giants invading Canadian market

September 26, 2018 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Canada has been trying to grow its innovation sector for decades and prove that it can compete on the world’s stage, but Shopify’s founder believes the country shouldn’t be too quick to celebrate when U.S. technology giants head north of…
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Canadian firms fall behind in adoption of artificial intelligence

September 25, 2018 by By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, Montreal
Ethics-first approach by researchers in Canada may have tamped down deployment progress