Electronic Products & Technology


November 4, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics unveil EDA tools

Electronic component distributor Digi-Key has teamed with Mentor Graphics Corp., global leader in printed circuit board (pcb) design solutions, to launch some new professional-level EDA/CAD tools. The jointly developed Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are available exclusively from Digi-Key.…
November 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

University of Waterloo approves $88-million engineering 7 building

The University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors approved the construction of the $88-million Engineering 7 (E7) building. The University’s Building and Properties Committee made the proposal for the 230,000-square-foot, seven-storey building to house Waterloo Engineering’s ongoing transformation of how it…
November 2, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Teardown shows Apple iPad Air 2 holds line on features costs

With a design and feature set only incrementally different from the original iPad Air, the new iPad Air 2 carries a nearly identical hardware cost as its predecessor, according to the Teardown Analysis Service at IHS Inc. The 16-gigabyte (GB)…
October 31, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Ottawa- A smart place to develop wearable companies

Wearable devices have quickly evolved from a quirky buzz word into a trendy and growing product category. This was made clear recently at the University of Waterloo where industry Canada unveiled new electronic labeling regulations for wearable technology. In the…
October 30, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Second Conestoga Engineering degree granted accreditation

A second Engineering degree program at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener on has now received accreditation from Engineers Canada following a thorough review by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE)…
October 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

OKI Data Americas to open Montreal office

OKI Data Americas will open an office in Montreal in order to better accommodate its expanding business and emerging opportunities in and around the province of Quebec. Headquartered in Mount Laurel NJ, OKI Data Americas also operates office space in…
October 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Why experts fear the future of tech

Technology moves so fast today that many of us, upon buying a brand new electronic device, may wonder how long it’ll take before the product is old news. Is it less than a year; a few months; as soon as…
October 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

ING Robotic Aviation wins IEEE award

Ottawa-based ING Robotic Aviation, leaders in robotic aircraft airborne sensing solutions, is pleased to announce that the company is the 2014 winner of the Outstanding Aerospace, Defence & Security Technology Company Recognition Award. The prestigious award is given by the…
October 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

MIPI Alliance rolls out audio interface for mobile devices

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today introduced MIPI SoundWire, a new audio interface for amplifiers, microphones and audio codecs used in smartphones, tablets, mobile PCs and other devices. MIPI SoundWire…
October 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Intel’s wearable challenge sets stage for future tech sector

Six industry luminaires in fields from fashion and design to fitness and retail are joining Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as judges in the Intel “Make It Wearable” challenge, helping to shape the future of wearable technology. On Nov. 3, they…
October 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Waterloo startup initiative expanding quickly

Velocity, an entrepreneurship initiative from the University of Waterloo, welcomed 29 new companies to its Velocity Garage, Velocity Foundry and Velocity Science programs this past September. These new startups will join 25 existing companies in an engaging community that fosters…
September 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

iPhone 6 Plus BOM comes in under $200

For consumers opting to buy Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8 inches of screen size will cost $100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about $16 more to produce,…