Electronic Products & Technology


September 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

GM expands ignition switch recall

General Motors is expanding the recall of certain 2003-2007 model year vehicles to correct a condition with the ignition switch that may allow the key to unintentionally move or switch to the ‘accessory’ or ‘off’ position, turning off the engine…
September 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Boogio Bionic Foot Sensors leaps into wearable technology

Boogio Bionic Foot Sensors, Seattle WA, a wearable technology to activate any shoe into a smart shoe, announces the pre-sale of the Boogio developer kit. The Boogio developer kit empowers developers with a Bluetooth API for direct access to the…
August 31, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Merged accelerators to support tech founders about to scale globally

Vancouver-based startup accelerator GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform. Extreme Startups’ and GrowLab’s respective Executive Directors, Marcus Daniels and Jonathan Bixby, had a vision to create…
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…