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Silicon Valley VC firm partners with Waterloo engineering

The University of Waterloo is partnering with a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm to provide a new entrepreneurship program for students that includes access to a $2-million venture capital fund and expertise from the world’s leading startup ecosystem. » Read full article

Graphene nanoflake-based films developed as thermal interface materials

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new approach to cooling electronics using graphene nanoflake-based film. Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a major obstacle to further technology development. » Read full article

Ottawa medical OEM Epocal gains provincial support

Ottawa-based medical OEM plans to expand production and grown its business, based on a partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Ontario. The firm expects to create 48 new jobs, while retaining 263 positions. » Read full article

Feds invest in Western Canada’s aerospace, defence industry

The Federal Government has illustrated its support for the aerospace and defence industry in Western Canada with its recent announcement of $507,370 in funding to support the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). » Read full article

EMA launches ‘Can you spot the difference?’ contest

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, has launched a ‘Can You Spot the Difference’ Contest for electrical engineers. The contest highlights the design compare function added in the new OrCAD 17.2 2016 release which helps users quickly identify what changes are made between printed circuit board design revisions. » Read full article

Worldwide wearables market increases 67.2%

A combination of device releases, price reductions and company rationalizations marked the first quarter of 2016 in the worldwide wearables market. » Read full article
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DYMO® XTL™ Simplifies the Most Complex Labeling.

Tired of complicated labelers? Meet the DYMO® XTL™ 300 – the industrial label maker that’s packed with time-saving features to simplify labeling. A life-like on screen print preview and color display show exactly how labels will look, built-in label applications make getting started easy, and pre-loaded label templates ensure perfect formatting to save time. The rechargeable XTL™ 300 is toolbox-tough, with impact-resistant bumpers and a wipe-clean keypad. Prints labels from ¼” (6 mm) up to 1” (24 mm) wide in a full range of UL-rated materials and colors. PC connectivity* and DYMO ID software for importing Microsoft® Excel® or database files for printing entire label batches. Learn more...

The pcb design ecosystem

Access to design IP and collaboration is key to meeting the needs of engineers in electronics product design. » read more

Switching regulator dc-dc converter meets wide output power range

MORNSUN K78-1000R3 Series 1A non-isolated switching regulator dc-dc converter meets a wide output power range requirement for many applications. » Learn More
Austin American Technology

Aqueous batch cleaner includes water treatment

Austin American Technology Aqua-ROSE batch cleaner delivers integrated cleanliness test and water treatment in one unit. » Learn More

Automatic cable tie installation system boosts bundling 25%

PANDUIT PAT 4.0 next-generation, automatic cable tie installation system maximizes bundling productivity with gains of up to 25% over competing systems and more than six-times the speed of manual cable tie methods. » Learn More

MicroTCA chassis platform upgraded to PCIe Gen 3

PIXUS TECHNOLOGIES PXS0108 MicroTCA chassis platform is upgraded to PCIe Gen 3, providing 6 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) slots and 1 MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) slot. » Learn more

Benchtop stripping unit is simple to use

SCHLEUNIGER UniStrip 2050 Benchtop Stripping Unit combines convenience and quality at a very competitive price. Unit handles wires up to 2/0AWG (70mm2) or cables up to 0.59” (15mm).  » Learn More

LED IC simplifies smart LED development

FAIRCHILD FL77944 LED Direct AC Drive solid-state LED lighting solution can be used to easily scale power and create smart and scalable LED-based lighting products » Learn More

Heavy duty sealing washers withstand 200% tightening torque

APM HEXSEAL SEELOC self-sealing, high-pressure washer line includes complete range of heavy duty sizes. » Learn More

650V fast body diode MOSFETs increase voltage headroom

VISHAY 650V EF Series (SiHx21N65EF, SiHx28N65EF, and SiHG33N65EF) fast body diode n-channel power MOSFETs provide additional voltage headroom for industrial, telecom, and renewable energy applications when desired. » Learn More

6U VME single board computer operates on Intel CPU

ACROMAG XVME-6700 6U VME single board computer features a FPGA-based VME to PCIe-bridge that extends the life of VME systems for cost-sensitive applications. » Learn More
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EPTECH Vancouver

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

EP&T Electronics Industry Golf Tournament

June 9, 2016
Location: Glen Eagle Golf Club » more info

Maker Festival Toronto

June 15-17, 2016
Location: Toronto Reference Library » more info