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Assistive-tech firms compete at OCE Discovery

Five up and coming Ontario assistive technology companies will compete for $20,000 in business development funding in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Accessibility Tech Pitch competition, part of The Government of Ontario’s Accessibility Innovation Showcase at Discovery 2016 in Toronto next week. » Read full article

Wearable devices rise in enterprise, industrial environments

Wearables in enterprise and industrial environments continue to see high levels of interest and market momentum, as companies across a wide variety of industry sectors conduct trials and plan deployments with a diverse set of devices across multiple use cases, according to a new report from Tractica. » Read full article

Global use of facial recognition biometrics is growing

The global facial recognition biometrics in consumer electronics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 102% during the forecast period, according to an analysts forecast from global technology research firm Technavio. » Read full article

Low-cost 3D printer market to reach $4B in 2021

Revenues generated by the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector will reach over $4.0 billion by 2021, with $2.3 billion coming from hardware and $1.7 billion in materials revenues, according to SmarTech Markets, supplier of industry analysis for the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector. » Read full article

AMOLED growth a bright spot for display industry

Active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays are rising fast, thanks to lowering costs, wider use in end-market consumer electronics devices and the ramp-up of new manufacturing capacities. » Read full article

German firms host US president at Hannover Fair

Representing the largest industrial trade show in the world, with more than 5000 exhibitors and 250,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, the Hannover Fair in Germany was visited by a couple of special guests this week – making three German-based electronic suppliers excited hosts. » Read full article

IOCS opens first North American software dev centre in Montréal

IOCS – a global developer of multi-tenant, end-to-end e-commerce platform for the processing of complex agreements – has chosen Montréal to establish its first software development centre in North America. » Read full article

How to Choose the Appropriate Rack Size for a Chassis System

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The end of hardware?

The picture isn’t pretty. Whether it’s PCs, tablets, smart watches or now, even smartphones, the outlook for most major hardware device categories is not looking good, particularly in the US. The issue is that both consumers and businesses have already bought a lot of these devices. Plus, they’re hanging on to their purchases longer than they used to, and longer than many people originally thought they would. » read more

Power entry module suits Protection Class II devices

SCHURTER KMF power entry module for use in protection class II double-insulated applications provides high functionality in a compact package, just like the popular module for use in protection class I. » Learn More
Connect Tech

TX1 carrier serves start-up embedded market

CONNECT TECH Orbitty NVIDIA Jetson TX1 small form factor carrier serves the embedded marketplace in a wide range of applications. Device’s lower price point will attract users in the educational space, start-ups and maker pros. » Learn More

Bulkhead mounted housing comes with self-closing cover

HARTING Han B Snap Cap bulkhead mounted housing is equipped with a hinged cover that automatically closes when the connector is removed. » Learn More

Machined banding backshell for 360° shield termination

POSITRONIC EM360 banding backshell for D-sub connector applications provides 360-degree shield termination capability using a Band-It-style clamp. » Learn more

Dc-dc converter line meets certifications

WEIDMULLER connectPower PRO dc-dc converter product line complements firm’s PROeco and PROmax power supplies. » Learn More

Power supplies alternate for embedded open frame switchers

SolaHD SVL Series power supplies are suitable for high volume, controlled environment applications where essential features are the only requirement. » Learn More

Tantalum capacitor is rated at 100μF/6.3V

AVX F98 Series resin-molded, undertab termination style tantalum chip capacitors are rated rated at 100μF/6.3V, twice the capacitance of competitors’ 0603 tantalum capacitors. » Learn More
Fujipoly America

Thin film thermal interface boosts performance

FUJIPOLY AMERICA  Sarcon YR-c thermal interface product provides a high level of performance, based on a new formulation delivering a thermal conductivity of 4.0 W/m°K with a thermal resistance of .08°Cin2/W. » Learn More
Central Semiconductor

Energy efficient MOSFETs expand to 800 volts

CENTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR CDM22012-800LRFP UltraMOS MOSFET is energy efficient, high voltage and minimizes total conduction losses while maximizing power density. » Learn More
Ideal Power

1-150W dc-dc converters come in varied package configurations

IDEAL POWER URB series dc-dc converters are available in a number of package configurations, input and output voltage options and with comprehensive protection features. » Learn More
Taiyo Yuden Bluetooth

Bluetooth smart modules boost performance in IoT-related devices

TAIYO YUDEN Bluetooth Smart wireless communication modules EYSHCNZXZ and EYSHJNZXZ are compatible with the wireless communication standard Bluetooth v4.2 low energy (Bluetooth Smart). » Learn More

Stencil cleaner is compatible with most equipment

KYZEN E5611 stencil cleaner is made with cost-effective cleaning chemistry designed to be diluted for removing flux, solder paste and uncured adhesives from stencils and misprints. » Learn More

OCE Discovery

May 9 - May 10, 2016
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre » more info

Conference on Soldering & Reliability

May 9 - May 11, 2016
Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre » more info

EDS Show

May 10 - May 13, 2016
Location: Mirage Hotel Las Vegas » more info