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5G is coming: What to expect and why

August 22, 2018 by Dr Luyun Jiang, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), says the optimist, will revolutionize our life as the 3G/4G systems did. While the majority are still waiting to link to the 4G network, the top telecoms have started the war for the next generation of…
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Google Gen pushes for tech to transform health care

August 21, 2018 by Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Digitally savvy Canadians who make up the Google Generation are on the leading edge of a transformation in the health-care system that will see a greater reliance on technology, including how doctors interact with their patients, a survey commissioned by…
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Nearly all tech leaders in Canada have made a bad hire

August 20, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Skills-based and Interpersonal issues cumulatively account for more than half of hiring mistakes 44 per cent of technology leaders say technical skills are the hardest thing to assess in an interview
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Allied adds 360-degree product spin feature online

August 19, 2018 by Stephen Law
Allied Electronics & Automation is adding product images with a 360-degree spin to its website to help design engineers and maintenance and repair operators find the exact products for their design specs and repair needs.  “We are one of the…
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Automotive AI software, hardware and services market soars

August 18, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Investment in AI for Autonomous Vehicles Will Rise Rapidly Over the Next Few Years, in Addition to Applications Focused on Personalization, Predictive Maintenance, Localization and Mapping, and Other Automotive Use Cases
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U of Waterloo app extends smartphone battery life

August 17, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day.  The researchers have developed an app which smartphone users can use to reduce…
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Ultra-low profile filters serve airborne applications up to 30GHz

August 17, 2018 by Stephen Law
REACTEL Ultra-low profile RF filters up to 30GHz exhibit equal performance to many of firm’s larger connectorized designs. Utilizing innovative machining and material optimization techniques, devices provide high Qs in frequencies now up to 30GHz. Suitable for portable and aerospace…
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MIPI Alliance aims to advance autonomous driving

August 16, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Other automotive applications also impacted by MIPI A-PHY v1.0 with new data interface specifications set at 12-24Gbps and beyond
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EPTECH trade show coming to Winnipeg next month

August 15, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
EPTECH's table-top style of exhibit is the only series of coast-to-coast national electronics shows in Canada
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Samsung’s new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

August 14, 2018 by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press, New York
Samsung’s new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed. The new phone, the Galaxy Note 9, will be faster and will last longer without a recharge. But while earth-shattering new features are in…
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Zecotek opens LFS crystal facility in China

August 13, 2018 by Stephen Law
Putting its focus on becoming a leading supplier of scintillation crystals and other key photonic components in China and around the world, Richmond BC-based Zecotek Photonics Inc. recently opened its LFS crystal production facility in Shanghai, China.  A number of…
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PEI-Genesis to distribute Positronic

August 12, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
PEI-Genesis, a global leader in the design and assembly of custom engineered connectors and cable solutions, has been named an authorized distributor for the full line of products in the Americas.  “Adding Positronic strengthens our line-up of the industry’s top…