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BlackBerry to sue Snap for patent infringement

April 6, 2018 by The Canadian Press, Toronto
BlackBerry Ltd. has added Snap Inc. to the list of companies it’s taking to court in California for alleged patent infringement.  The Waterloo-based company says in a lawsuit that Snap has infringed on intellectual property, including innovations on real-time activity location…
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Conductive ‘felt’ enables stretchable, twistable wires for wearables

April 5, 2018 by Kara Manke, Duke University
The exercise-tracking power of a Fitbit may soon jump from your wrist and into your clothing. Researchers are seeking to embed electronics such as fitness trackers and health monitors into our shirts, hats, and shoes. But no one wants stiff…
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Lytica adds AI braintrust for cost, risk assessment of electronic components

April 5, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Dr. Shahzad Khan joins research staff as CRO to advance artificial intelligence element
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Innovative Canadian companies, products shine at MaRS Discovery

April 4, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
2018 Sci Innovation Competition Announces Winners
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Industry says 5G technology rollout depends on timely access to spectrum

April 4, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Canada’s push toward fifth-generation wireless technology promises network upgrades that could enable everything from powering complex new technologies to closing the digital divide. But long before Canadians see any of the technology’s promises in action, the federal government must decide…
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CIeNET opens tech dev centre in Markham

April 3, 2018 by Stephen Law
CIeNET, a leading global technology service provider of technical consulting and software engineering solutions, officially opened its Canadian Technology and Development Center in Markham ON. CIeNET has been focusing on automotive and mobility related technologies’ research and development since its…
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Five Reasons Why Castles Don’t Have RF Issues: RF Interference Management the King Arthur Way

April 2, 2018 by EMA Design Automation Inc.
With everything from your cell phone to your teddy bear sending and receiving wireless signals, RF interference is a growing concern. Even if you aren’t transmitting, you may have RF sensitive circuits you need to protect. This is true for all products, no matter how small or minor they might be. Here are five design tips to help you manage RF interference within your designs.
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MIPI Alliance welcomes Bosch, Qualcomm as promoter members

March 30, 2018 by Stephen Law
Lindenkreuz and Wietfeldt join MIPI Alliance Board of Directors to help guide future direction of device interface technologies in mobile, IoT, automotive and other areas
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Conductive inks ride emerging market trends

March 29, 2018 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, research director, IDTechEx
The conductive ink industry has had a successful year largely thanks to China-fuelled rapid growth in the photovoltaic industry, which surpassed even the most optimistic projections. This rising tide lifted the entire industry up, papering over weaknesses and turning last year into…
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Smartwatches get more than 15 minutes of fame

March 28, 2018 by International Data Corporation (IDC)
Worldwide shipments of wearable devices is on track to grow 15.1% in 2018, totaling 132.9 million units over the course of the year. The overall market is also expected to deliver a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.4% over…
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SEMICON West 2018 to spotlight Smart technologies

March 27, 2018 by Stephen Law
Smart Workforce Pavilion: Connecting Next-Generation Talent with the Microelectronics Industry
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Data concerns stalk Sidewalk Labs Toronto design

March 26, 2018 by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Sidewalk Labs ‘hadn’t foreseen’ how fiercely Canadians would demand that their data be retained within the country when it first sought out to design a ‘people first’ high-tech neighbourhood in east Toronto, says one of the local leaders working with…