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Printable Electronics

January 20, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Canada’s new printable electronics association stakes its claim

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association, Ottawa, (CPEIA) the newly minted voice of Canada’s printable electronics sector, has achieved its first major milestones: obtaining 32 founding members, brokering strategic relationships with key partner organizations and securing major sponsors for Canada’s…
November 26, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Canadian printable electronics event seeking papers

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) is now accepting paper and presentation proposals for the nation’s premier annual industry event to be held next year. This marks the first year that the CPEIA will be hosting the Canadian Printed…
September 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

NRC unveils pilot-scale boron nitride nanotube production

With the breakthrough demonstration of the world’s first pilot-scale production of boron nitride nanotubes, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Ottawa has unlocked an advanced material to drive high-value manufacturing in Canada. The National Research Council’s first target…
August 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Doing more with less drives miniaturization of next gen components

Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the drive towards miniaturization in the next generation of electronic components and systems. The push for smaller parts is coming both from the…
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…
June 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Researchers find weird magic ingredient for quantum computing

A form of quantum weirdness is a key ingredient for building quantum computers according to new research from a team at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). In a new study published in the journal Nature today…
May 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Ontario budget supports quantum research at Waterloo

The Province of Ontario renewed its investment in world leading quantum technology research today allotting $25 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo over five years. “We are extremely grateful that the Province of Ontario…
May 2, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Ubiquitous piezoelectrics – How do they work?

Piezoelectrics – materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again – are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives, loud speakers, medical ultrasound, sonar. Though piezoelectrics are a widely used technology, there are major gaps in our…
March 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Creating a graphene-metal sandwich to improve electronics

Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene ‘sandwich’ strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics. The work was led by Alexander Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering at…
August 1, 2013 by Sylvain Charbonneau, National Research Council Canada

Will the future of electronics be printed?

Printable Electronics (PE) is the manufacture of electronic circuits using conventional printing approaches, and is rooted in the marriage of new materials and cost-effective, large-area printing processes. Thin, light weight, flexible and low-cost – that’s what PE means. PE as…
May 1, 2013 by Jordan Wosnick, Ph.D., senior scientist, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Printable electronic materials show considerable promise

Rapid progress in microelectronics has led to exponential increases in computational power over the last 40 years, accompanied by comparable decreases in both the size and cost of electronic devices. This has enabled the spread of electronics and computer technology…