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Global semi industry has highest growth rate in 14 years

April 23, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Samsung edged out Intel, to become the new semiconductor industry leader, IHS Markit says
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Fuji unveils ecological battery in Canada

April 22, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Fuji Batteries Canada has introduced what it is calling the “first” ecological battery on the market in Canada. The range of Fuji EnviroMAX eco-friendly batteries are mercury, cadmium, lead, lithium and PVC free, and remains as powerful, if not more so…
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ABB, HPE and Rittal unveil micro-modular data centre to drive digitization of industrial plants

April 21, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
New turnkey resilient Secure Edge Data Center is purpose-built for rough environments, help customers turn data into action in real time
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C&K acquires Vuillermoz

April 20, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
C&K, a leading global brand of high-quality electromechanical switches, has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company located in St. Claude, France.  With more than 20 years of experience, Vuillermoz provides precision components and customized tooling to…
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Qualcomm plan ‘has difficulty’ resolving concerns

April 20, 2018 by The Associated Press, Beijing
Qualcomm Inc.’s latest proposal for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors “has difficulty” resolving concerns of Chinese anti-monopoly regulators, a government spokesman Thursday.  The Commerce Ministry spokesman’s comment was the first Chinese statement about the U.S. chipmaker’s proposed acquisition since a trade dispute blew…
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Omron gifts equipment to Georgian College engineering programs

April 19, 2018 by Stephen Law
Automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has provided Georgian College engineering technology students with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment encountered in industrial applications today.
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Death of the password? New web standard trades passcodes for biometrics

April 18, 2018 by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press 
The death of the password could be upon us.  A new security standard recently endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium has experts excited about the prospect of making logins “unphishable” and ending the vulnerabilities that currently exist because so many users have poor “password hygiene” and reuse the same one across countless websites. The Web Authentication…
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Rogers Communications to test 5G tech in Ottawa, Toronto

April 17, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Rogers Communications Inc. expects to begin testing core applications for fifth-generation wireless networks later this year in Ottawa, after more precise 5G industry standards come out, the company’s chief technology officer said Monday. The tests will be conducted with long-time…
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Tiny tooth-mounted sensors can track what you eat

April 16, 2018 by Tufts University School of Engineering
Scientists develop wireless real-time monitoring that could add precision to the linkage between diet and health
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Made by humans: A recipe for innovation

April 15, 2018 by Angele Beausoleil, Assistant Professor Teaching Stream, Business Design and Innovation, University of Toronto (Source: The Canadian Press)
Organizations that don’t keep up with their customers’ needs will die. This provocative and incentivizing statement has led many firms to dive into the innovation process.
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Gap Wireless sponsors Calgary event

April 14, 2018 by EP&T Magazine
Focused on Canadian tower industry worker safety
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Canadian firms must work on reducing gender pay gap

April 14, 2018 by By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press, Montreal
U.K. report says some of Canada’s largest engineering firms among those to blame