Electronic Products & Technology


March 13, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

DevOne Sports named winner of the Jump:Start:Challenge

Kelowna BC-based technology firm DevOne Sports has been named as the winner of Accelerate Okanagan’s Jump:Start:Challenge; a pitch competition for technology companies and entrepreneurs seeking investment to finance their growth. DevOne Sports is focused on the effective, online delivery of…
March 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Loss of employees on Malaysia flight a blow, Freescale Semi says

Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said this week. The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were…
March 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Employment soars in apps economy

The number of people employed in Canada’s apps economy has grown to over 64,000, and will top 110,000 by 2019, say analysts at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). The estimates and projections were released today in the Council’s…
March 8, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Advanced energy centre to be based at MaRS

A partnership between the public and private sectors and MaRS Discovery District has created the Advanced Energy Centre, aimed at driving economic growth and sustainable job creation. Uniting founding industry partners Capgemini and Siemens, as well as utility and government…
March 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Internet of things will transform the data center

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a potential transformational effect on the data center market, its customers, technology providers, technologies, and sales and marketing models, according to Gartner Inc. Gartner estimates that the IoT will include 26-billion units installed by…
March 5, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Toronto selected as site for $100M Cisco global innovation centre

Cisco announced that Toronto has been selected as the location for one of its four global Internet of Everything Innovation (IoE) Centres, representing a planned investment of up to $100-million over 10-years. The decision builds on Cisco’s recent investments in…
March 4, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

CAE announces Feds participation in Project Innovate

CAE announced that the Government of Canada will participate in its latest research and development (R&D) program through a repayable investment of $250-million. The goal of CAE’s Project Innovate, which will span five and half years, is to develop and…
March 1, 2014 by Brett Burger, Sr. product manager for embedded systems, National Instruments

Software-designed PACs: Think subroutine, not sub controllers

Today’s controls engineers face the pressure to simplify system complexity as they are tasked with increasingly complex challenges. Unfortunately, solutions to these challenges are difficult to clearly define, so overall industrial market trends are instead discussed in an attempt to…
February 23, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Canadian biz, academic leaders address ‘commercialization deficit’

CommerceLab.ca, a new initiative supported by the Canadian Digital Media Network through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program, is bringing together a number of business and academic advisors to tackle Canada’s innovation deficit. Serving as advisory…
February 21, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Using holograms to improve electronic devices

A team of researchers from the University of California, Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science have demonstrated a new type of holographic memory device that could provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic…
February 20, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Toronto to host hardware-focused hackathon

Toronto will play host to the largest-ever hardware-focused hackathon, focused on building projects for a wide range of next-generation interfaces and wearable devices including: the Raspberry Pi, OUYA Console, Kiwi Move, and Intelligent Headset (the world’s first 3D audio headset),…
February 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Smart pen launched by Philadelphia tech startup

A team of engineers and designers from Mimoto Tech, Philadelphia PA, have created a smart pen that automatically transfers anything the user writes on a piece of paper directly, in real-time to any one of a number of portable devices.…