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Texas Instruments rolls out educational robot

September 21, 2017 by Stephen Law
TI-Innovator Rover puts STEM into motion with calculator-controlled robotic car for the classroom
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Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch

September 20, 2017 by Jeannie Kever, University of Houston
University of Houston researchers discover new form of stretchable electronics, sensors and skins
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Facebook unveils major AI commitment to CIFAR

September 19, 2017 by Stephen Law
Facebook announced a major investment with CIFAR, a result of the Institute’s leadership in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The US$2.625 million investment over five years will continue Facebook’s support of CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program and…
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LeddarTech leads the charge in solid-state LiDAR

September 18, 2017 by Stephen Law
Funding will allow LeddarTech to enhance its ASIC development efforts
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Sidense and Intellitech collaborate on electronic chip IDs

September 18, 2017 by Stephen Law
Firms also combine efforts on anti-counterfeiting and semiconductor security for secure supply chain enablement
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BC tech firms search province for solutions

September 18, 2017 by Stephen Law
The BC Innovation Council is excited to announce its second BC Growth Opportunities Tour, #BCGO, aimed at accelerating BC business growth. The #BCGO tour, formerly Regional Innovation Opportunities, takes businesses looking for tech solutions across the province to interact with…
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Avnet adds Opulent Americas LEDs

September 17, 2017 by Stephen Law
Avnet signed a distribution agreement with Opulent Americas Inc., part of Singapore-based Opulent Group, providers of Opulent LED lighting modules, heat sinks and other integrated LED lighting components and systems for solid state lighting, automotive, horticulture and medical solutions.  Opulent…
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Dorigo and Streamline Transportation disrupt fleet biz with IoT innovation

September 16, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
BC-based firms design and manufacture Navilink Vehicle Controller
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Mouser signs disty deal with Basler, offers maker-ready Bluefruit

September 16, 2017 by Stephen Law
Mouser Electronics Inc. has reached a global distribution partnership with Basler, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality digital cameras and lenses. The company’s embedded vision products combine the latest chip and software developments with industrial machine-vision technology for cost-effective board-level…
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EXFO to acquire Yenista Optics

September 16, 2017 by Stephen Law
EXFO Inc. Quebec City-based network test, monitoring and analytics providers, has signed an agreement to acquire Yenista Optics, a privately held company based in Lannion, France. The firm supplies advanced optical test equipment for the R&D and manufacturing markets.  Yenista Optics’ product…
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Littelfuse to acquire IXYS Corp.

September 15, 2017 by Stephen Law
Acquisition significantly expands capabilities across high growth power semiconductor markets
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10 Canadian tech firms selected for Lazaridis scale-up program

September 15, 2017 by Stephen Law
The Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University has selected Canada’s 10 most promising technology companies to participate in the next cohort of the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. This innovative program, now in its second year, provides high-potential firms personalized mentorship and…