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PVA manufactures COVID-19 emergency ventilator

March 28, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
PVA, Cohoes NY, a global supplier of automation equipment servicing the electronics, medical device, telecommunications, semiconductor, and defense industries, has manufactured an emergency ventilator to help combat supply shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PVA has more than 25 years of…
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Wearable devices powered by body motion use stretchable carbon nanotube thin films

March 27, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
A scalable method to produce power generators that stretch with your body may reduce reliance on rechargeable batteries for wearable devices
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Digi-Key launches video series with Arduino, Supplyframe and Microchip

March 26, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, has launched an new video series in partnership with Arduino, Supplyframe and Microchip. The series demonstrates how three different markets are utilizing Arduino technology in design.  “We’re proud to have worked alongside Arduino…
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Avnet and MEAN WELL expand disty agreement

March 26, 2020 by Stephen Law
Avnet customers in the Americas will now have full access to the MEAN WELL power supply portfolio of products. “MEAN WELL lead times are some of the shortest in the industry with the majority of SKUs as standard, off the…
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Supply chain leaders need focus on 3 key areas to mitigate COVID-19 disruption

March 25, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Workforce, products and cost are most impacted by new virus, says Gartner
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COVID-19 puts consumer electronics at mercy of supply chains

March 24, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Dampened demand worldwide will likely have long-term effect on OEMs, says GlobalData
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Designers challenged to create low-cost ventilator

March 23, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Code Life Ventilator Challenge is a 2-week sprint to collect the best ideas from anywhere in the world to create or design life-saving ventilators
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Thornhill Medical joins Canadian response to COVID-19

March 22, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Canadian medical innovator to ramp up production of ground-breaking, life-saving mobile ventilator system for fast, safe deployment
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Automotive lidar market: Battlefield of a hundred tech suppliers

March 21, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Analysts at the technology consulting firm IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred companies that develop 3D lidar modules. The tally was at 107 and counting by November 2019, and most companies position their business as automotive Tier 2 suppliers.…
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Feds to help firms retool, pump out COVID-19 gear

March 20, 2020 by The Canadian Press, Ottawa
Toronto-based Thornhill Medical Research Inc. among the potential recipients
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Personalization is driving innovation across consumer markets

March 20, 2020 by EP&T Magazine
Sensors, sustainability, and alternative ingredients will continue to push major players to extremes as they innovate to survive, Lux Research says
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Fraudulent COVID 19 emails specifically target Canadians

March 19, 2020 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Security firm says two shadowy criminal groups are specifically targeting Canada