Electronic Products & Technology


August 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Recon Instruments showcases ‘Jet’ smartglasses

Vancouver-based Recon Instruments, creators of the leading consumer smartglass for sports and high intensity environments, demonstrated its Jet smartglasses at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) trade show in New Orleans recently. Displayed in conjunction with Motorola Solutions,…
August 21, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Diablo and Supermicro form strategic alliance

Ottawa-based Diablo Technologies has reached a strategic partnership with Supermicro to bring the industry’s lowest latency, non-volatile memory solution to server systems. As part of the initiative, Supermicro customers will have access to the latest X9-series platforms optimized for Memory…
August 20, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Delta-Q Technologies appoints VP engineering

Delta-Q Technologies, Burnaby BC, has appointed Steve Blaine to the position of vice-president, engineering. A proven veteran of the electronics industry, Blaine will lead the company’s engineering and R&D functions as it continues to execute its strategy to develop innovative…
August 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global IoT & M2M market to exceed $450B

The Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication market is expected to grow from $128.7-billion in 2014 to $498.92-billion in 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 24.42% from 2014 to 2019, according to a study by RnR Market Research.…
August 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

IBM unveils first neurosynaptic computer chip

Scientists from IBM have unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one-million programmable neurons, 256-million programmable synapses and 46-billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4-billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is…
August 13, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fire Phone BOM hits sweet spot for hardware costs

From a hardware perspective, the Fire Phone carries a bill of materials (BOM) low enough to allow Amazon to cut a profit for each smartphone sold. But with Amazon likely having sunk large amounts of money into developing the Fire…
August 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Effigis granted CSA contract

Montreal-based Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc., a leader in Earth observation solutions, announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) granted it a half million dollars ($574,875) to set up innovative applications to build on Earth observation data. The contract granted to Effigis…
August 5, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Xerox Canada isssued US patent for graphene nano-sheets

The Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC), founded in 1974, was issued its 2000th patent for an invention dubbed “Graphene Nano-Sheets and Methods for Making the Same” (U.S. Patent 8,734,683). Two hundred times stronger than steel, graphene is a thin, flexible…
July 21, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

MDA begins flight phase of asteroid mission

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) Richmond BC, a global communications and information company, has received a follow-on contract for $6.6-million from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission. The total contract value to-date is $25-million. MDA will…
July 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Tech startups partner with Toronto Homecoming

A group of rapidly expanding Toronto startups is joining forces with Toronto Homecoming, an event that showcases career opportunities to Canadians currently living outside of Canada, to launch a new startup stream. Bionym, along with other partners such as Wattpad,…
July 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Upgraded Raspberry Pi board adds connectivity, power features

Offering more sensors and accessories than ever before, the new Raspberry Pi B+ board has been launched and is expected to enable users to build bigger and better projects. Marking the first significant change to the multi-million selling credit card-sized…
June 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Engineers create IoT solutions in element14 challenge

element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has launched a new global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring and automation. The ‘Forget…