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5G Wireless to boost GDP, job creation

June 27, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Could add $40-billion in annual GDP and 250,000 permanent new jobs to Canadian economy by 2026, Accenture Report finds
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In-mold electronics become commercial once again

June 26, 2018 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx, Cambridge, UK
Conductive inks are a wonderfully adaptive technology. This characteristic has enabled them to stay relevant and to rejuvenate themselves over the past several decades. This is because as old markets have struggled or declined the technology has managed to find…
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Feds seek national strategy on big data

June 25, 2018 by Andy Blatchford The Canadian Press, Ottawa
The Trudeau government will take fresh steps Tuesday towards equipping the country for the rapidly advancing era of big data. The office of Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains has sent invitations to a launch for what it describes as “national…
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Foxconn prepares to build North American HQ

June 24, 2018 by The Associated Press, Milwaukee
Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a downtown Milwaukee building to house its North American headquarters as it prepares to build a mammoth manufacturing complex 50 kilometres to the south.  Foxconn purchased the seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual, which ceremonially turned…
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Enigma Interconnect marks 45th anniversary

June 23, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Burnaby BC-based firm celebrates over four decades of sustainability and success in bare pcb manufacturing
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Tektronix supports International Women in Engineering Day

June 23, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
T&M leader recognizes former engineer Connie Wilson, a self-taught woman engineer who led the CRT engineering group
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Applied Brain Research recognized as technology pioneer

June 22, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
World Economic Forum selects Waterloo-based AI software firm among the world’s most promising and diverse class of such pioneers
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Self-driving cars require standards says BlackBerry CEO

June 21, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press 
BlackBerry Inc.’s strength in security, privacy and interconnectivity will enable it to be a major player in the emerging market for self-driving and connected cars _ but it may take a decade for them to become common, BlackBerry chairman and…
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Allied Electronics & Automation inks disty deal with Seek Thermal

June 21, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Allied Electronics & Automation has signed a distribution agreement with Seek Thermal, manufacturer of thermal imaging technology. “We are very excited to add Seek Thermal to our product offering,” says product director Marie Dawson.  “Our customers are consistently looking for…
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IEEE releases international roadmap for devices, systems (IRDS)

June 20, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
IEEE Rebooting Computing (IEEE RC) Initiative fosters global collaboration on tracking industry trends and projecting technology requirements to advance the computing ecosystem 
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Intel starts testing smallest ‘spin qubit’ chip for quantum computing

June 19, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Intel researchers are taking new steps toward quantum computers by testing a tiny new “spin qubit” chip. The new chip was created in Intel’s D1D Fab in Oregon using the same silicon manufacturing techniques that the company has perfected for…
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Trump to slap US tariffs on Chinese imports

June 18, 2018 by By Ken Thomas and Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
Vowing to cut U.S. trade deficits and protect the nation’s high- tech“crown jewels,” President Donald Trump said Friday he’s levying a 25 per cent tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, instantly escalating a trade dispute between…