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China tech giant sidelined, US imports held amid trade spat

May 12, 2018 by Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press, Hong Kong
A Chinese tech giant has been brought to its knees. Tougher inspections at Chinese ports are holding up cars, apples and lumber imported from the U.S. These are among the early signs that the widening trade dispute between China and the…
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ECIA warns industry of component shortages, counterfeits

May 12, 2018 by Stephen Law
Industry association ECIA, Atlanta GA, has issued a warning on the increasing threat of counterfeit parts getting into the supply chain during periods of component shortages.  ECIA is tracking the challenges the industry faces due to component shortages, especially in…
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Si2 open model provides industry-wide interface for SPICE capabilities

May 11, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
The Silicon Integration Initiative Compact Model Coalition has released the Open Model Interface, an Si2 standard, C-language application programming interface that supports SPICE compact model extensions.  OMI allows circuit designers to simulate and analyze such important physical effects as self-heating and…
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Tech conference to deliver in AI, robotics & Innovation

May 11, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Change Leadership Conference in Toronto this May will feature keynotes and panel sessions looking to induce attendees toward leading actionable change
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EXFO hosts innovation summit

May 11, 2018 by Stephen Law
EXFO Inc. the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, held its first-ever Innovation Summit this week in Lac-Beauport, Quebec. The event brought together some 100 members of the EXFO team from offices on four continents. Participants took part in several activities,…
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Mouser opens Canadian location at Catalyst137 Tech Hub

May 10, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Global authorized distributor expands reach with 23rd local customer service center
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TDK acquires Faraday Semi LLC to bolster power solutions

May 9, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
TDK to become a leader in the power management market through expanded high-performance semiconductor technology, advanced packaging technology and electronic components technologies
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Canada needs ‘more swagger’ promoting homegrown innovations

May 9, 2018 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Prime Minister Trudeau laments how Canada's tech innovations are often susceptible to overseas investors
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Additive manufacturing powerhouse formed for Canadian engineers and manufacturers

May 8, 2018 by Stephen Law
Javelin Technologies and Cimetrix Solutions join forces: both firms already immersed in rapidly changing, high-growth sectors such as manufacturing, energy, and healthcare
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Sidewalk Labs says ‘sketch’ of plan for Toronto coming in July

May 7, 2018 by By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press, Toronto
The public will have to wait until late July to see “initial sketches” of a plan for a proposed high-tech community in the city, while a more detailed proposal is set to be released in October, Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront…
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Skills Ontario competition to showcase student talent

May 6, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Over 2,300 students to compete in events at Toronto Congress Centre from May 7-9, 2018
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Allied Electronics inks disty deal with Leviton

May 5, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Allied Electronics & Automation, Fort Worth TX, has signed a distribution agreement with Leviton, manufacturer of industrial electrical solutions.  “Leviton is a great addition to our supplier portfolio of automation and control products,” said product director Marie Dawson. “Our partnership…