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Electro Sonic debuts line card for panel builders

September 15, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Responding to rising customer demand, Electro Sonic, a Markham ON-based distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, recently introduced a product line card specifically tailored for panel builders.  Targeting firms that design and manufacture automation and control systems, Electro Sonic…
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Apple Watch inches toward becoming a medical device

September 14, 2018 by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press, Cupertino CA
Apple is slowly evolving its smartwatch into a medical device.  The latest version of the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls. It’s part of Apple’s long-term strategy to give people…
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Uber to open engineering hub in Toronto

September 13, 2018 by By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Plans involve expansion of self-driving centre
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IIoT drives electronic test equipment vendors

September 12, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Players within the ETE market explore novel service-based business models
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Mouser signs global disty deal with Samtec

September 11, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Mouser Electronics Inc. has reached a global distribution agreement with Samtec, a leader in the electronic interconnect industry and a global manufacturer of connectors, cables, optics and RF systems. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks the full line of Samtec…
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Trump says Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

September 10, 2018 by David Koenig, The Associated Press
President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S.  “Start building new…
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EAO inks global disty deal with Digi-Key

September 9, 2018 by Stephen Law
EAO Corporation, supplier of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), has confirmed a new distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics for global distribution of it configurable panel mounted HMI products.  Since its founding in 1972, Digi-Key has been committed to offering the broadest…
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C2MI to add stealth dicing among its capabilities

September 8, 2018 by Stephen Law
MiQro Innovation Collaborative Center (C2MI) Bromont QC-based laboratories is adding new equipment that will permit stealth dicing – a laser-based technique used to dice silicon wafers.  The fully automatic laser saw, a DFL 7340 unit from Disco Corporation in Japan, uses…
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China’s semi fab capacity to reach 20% worldwide

September 7, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Region’s equipment market expected to rise to top
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Foxconn giving $100 million to UW Madison for partnership

September 6, 2018 by Scott Bauer, The Associated Press, Madison WI
Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, making it one of the largest gifts in the school’s history that comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds a factory…
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B.C. tech-ed program aims to shrink diversity gaps

September 5, 2018 by Spencer Harwood, The Canadian Press
A technology education program officially launching in the fall at the University of Victoria in British Columbia hopes to address a gap in the industry with a novel approach for students.  HighTechU is a pilot program developed through the university’s computer science…
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Queen’s Human Media Lab unveils rollable touch-screen

September 4, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
The roll-up tablet with a flexible screen, inspired by ancient scrolls