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Queen’s U to unveil world’s first flexible smartphone

Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have developed the world’s first full-colour, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input. The phone, which they have named ReFlex, allows users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures. » Read full article

Digi-Key’s web tools entice new & existing designer markets

Having the ability to successfully reach out to the young, emerging design community, while maintaining the levels of service and product selection to its existing and older, established clientele remains a significant strength for Digi-Key Electronics, one of the world’s largest web-based distributors of electronic components. » Read full article

Harting hosts annual open house at EDS

Harting held its annual open house and delivered its distributor awards at the Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas this spring. This annual tradition for the company gives its distribution partners the opportunity to see the company’s latest initiatives and products, according to Jon DeSouza, president & CEO of Harting Canada Inc. » Read full article

Tech initiative develops patented OLED backplane technology

Christie’s Advanced Technology Group, in association with DifTek Lasers Inc., researchers at the University of Waterloo, and Conestoga College, is investigating how to merge the high brightness of LEDs with the cost effectiveness and fill-factor of LCDs into an OLED display. » Read full article

Gap Wireless to distribute iBwave Wi-Fi Suite

Gap Wireless, a leading stocking distributor of mobile wireless solutions, has added the iBwave Wi-Fi Suite to its extensive product portfolio. The product provides bundled cloud-connected products to streamline the in-building Wi-Fi network planning and design process. » Read full article

Mouser Carries Low-Profile Connectors that Deliver Performance, Flexibility and Density for Datacom Systems, Industrial, Medical and Test.

Amphenol Lynx Board-to-Board & Mezzanine Connectors feature a narrow footprint that are ideal for board-to-board applications requiring high density and high-speed single ended or differential signaling. The connectors are also suitable for low-profile board designs and micro cable interface for flex circuit or micro coax assembly. The connectors feature flexible stacking heights and a 40 to 240 pin count for single ended or differential applications. Learn more...

IoT group aims to transform Canadian ideas into innovative solutions

Across the world, a number of alliances, consortiums and groups have formed to further the advancement of Internet of Things (IoT), but no such group currently exists in Canada to drive thought leadership and accelerate the adoption of IoT – until now. The Internet of Things Alliance for Canada (IoTA CAN) has formed to accelerate the creation and rapid adoption of IoT innovation by building a new, vibrant and competitive wireless ecosystem. » read more

Harsh environment steel enclosures provides easy access

HAMMOND HWHK Series of easy to open, yet secure, wall mount enclosures are designed to house electrical and/or electronic equipment in harsh industrial environments. » Learn More

2W dc-dc converter lowers profile 50%

MURATA NXE2 series of 2 Watt surface mounted dc-dc converters provide a footprint compatible with similar 1 and 2 Watt devices available on the market and measuring 12.5 x 4.36 x 10.41mm, boosting power output in the same space. » Learn More

All-in-one, dustproof toggle switch is waterproof

NKK Dual Seal Waterproof M Series Toggle Switch for both single pole and double pole applications is a complete, all-in-one waterproof, dustproof device. » Learn More

Adhesive boosts optical clarity in electronics

ASHLAND Aroset PS 6449 solution-based acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) delivers improved optical clarity to electronics applications. » Learn more

Wire-to-wire modular connector delivers design flexibility

Molex SL (Stackable Linear) modular connectors comprise a large number of variations and cabling configurations, including CPA and TPA locking options. » Learn More

Ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor boosts power

BOURNS Model CSS series of high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor products helps power electronics developers save energy while maximizing sensing performance in designs. » Learn More

Flexible, fast curing silicone suits medical devices

MASTER BOND MasterSil 910Med one part acetoxy type silicone system meets USP Class VI specifications for biocompatibility and ISO 10993-5 testing for cytotoxicity. » Learn More

AOI System inspects double-sided pcbs

SAKI BF-10BT Offline AOI System for double-sided printed circuit board (pcb) inspection, is robust and highly repeatable hardware built for 24/7 continuous operation. » Learn More

High-Rez 3D ScanArm serves reverse engineering, CAD-based design apps

FARO Design ScanArm, a portable 3D scanning solution tailored for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across the product lifecycle management (PLM) process. » Learn More

Chassis managers boost communication, measurement, control capabilities

BEHLMAN IQCM-20 Intelligent Chassis Manager will provide a wide range of diagnostic, management, and control functions for virtually any kind of electronic chassis. » Learn More
Ontario Export Awards

Photonics North 2016

May 24-26, 2016
Location: Québec City Convention Centre » more info

EPTECH Vancouver

June 2, 2016
Location: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver » more info

EP&T Electronics Industry Golf Tournament

June 8, 2016
Location: Glen Eagle Golf Club » more info