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Improved polymer, assembly method eases 'electronic tattoo' devices

Researchers have developed processes and materials for ultrathin devices using SBS elastomeric film, achieving ease of production, high elasticity and flexibility fifty times better than previously reported polymer nanosheets. Production of circuits with a household type inkjet printer, without the need for clean room conditions, along with fixing of electronic components without soldering promise to greatly increase wearing comfort and to radically lower barriers to manufacturing.

B.C. tech sector now employing more than 100,000

The latest figures from BC Stats confirm jobs and wages in British Columbia's technology sector have broken a new record as the province's technology industry continues to flourish. BC Stats' Profile of the British Columbia Technology Sector: 2016 Edition shows the technology sector remains a top provincial performer; employing 101,700 people earning a weekly average salary of $1,590 – 75% higher than the average wage in B.C., and higher than the Canadian technology sector average of $1,480/week.

Tech heavyweights sue over self-driving car sensor

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

Growing adoption by Semi players to boost EDA market

The global electronic design automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period of 2017-2021, according to a market study released by global tech research group Technavio.

Printed electronics market to reach $19.15B by 2025

The global printed electronics market is projected to reach USD 19.15 billion by 2025, according to a report from Research and Markets. The surging demand for the flexible electronics at low manufacturing costs and the need for eco-friendly technologies is paving the way for increased adoption of the technology.

BC OEM helps solar cell producers improve manufacturing yield

A BC-based tech company has created a control systems device that stands to save the global solar industry millions in production costs. Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. of North Vancouver BC produces a family of measurement and control solutions that allows solar cell producers to improve manufacturing yield, lower costs, decrease waste and attain higher margins.

CPES2017 unveils 30+ keynotes, industry speakers

Conference and trade show exhibition for printable, flexible and wearable electronics is coming to Centennial College's new Conference Centre in Toronto on May 24-26.
Industry super trends

Building electronics through outsourcing – @home or offshore?

When Nautilus Lifeline chose a name-brand, offshore vendor to build its first product they were surprised by all the added hidden costs, long lead times and varying quality of the finished goods. For their newest product, Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS, they repatriated production with great success. Most companies go offshore believing that it is a cost-saving option to bring new products to market – but is it? » Read More

Laser wire marking system is fully integrated

SCHLEUNIGER Tri-Star in-line laser wire marking system is fully integrated with firm's Cayman software, can be run in-line with a firm's cut and strip machine and can apply marks anywhere along a wire or cable. » Learn More

High capacitance supercapacitors surmounts design challenges

MURATA DMH series of supercapacitors with a thickness of 0.4mm, a mF order capacitance, low ESR and the capability to output instantaneous power. » Learn More

Red Danish hospital-grade cord sets are customizable

INTERPOWER Part number 86281160 red Danish hospital-grade cord sets are made in firm's Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of customizable international products. Red is the preferred color for select medical facilities in Denmark for hospital-grade cord sets. » Learn more

Infotainment RF signal source serves toolkits for navigation

M3 SYSTEMS StellaNGC GNSS Simulator on VST NI Platforms serves the Infotainment segment of the Automotive market. Based on National Instruments' Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), unit is now available as part of Averna's AST-1000 platform, extending its capability to Navigation and GNSS testing. » Learn More

Momentary, latching pushbuttons deliver capacitive sensor technology

SCHURTER Series of momentary and latching pushbutton switches provide capacitive touch sensor technology inside. » Learn More

Dc-dc converter series lowers isolation capacitance

AIMTEC AM2M-NZ 2 watt series dc-dc converters provides output voltages with 1500 or 3000Vdc input to output isolation tested over a 60 second cycle during manufacturing. » Learn More

Medical power supplies come with ISO 14971 risk management

TRACO POWER TMF Family miniaturized encapsulated ac-dc power supplies comes with IEC/EN/ES60601-1 2xMOPP safety approvals and ISO 14971 Risk Management File. » Learn More

2-Pole solid state relays reduce space constraints

CARLO GAVAZZI RK Series 2-pole solid state relays (SSRs) reduce the size of components and provides solutions that minimize space requirements. » Learn more

Low viscosity, electrically insulating epoxy boosts optical clarity

MASTER BOND EP30LP-2 two component epoxy with a low viscosity and a volume resistivity of over 1014 ohm-cm making it suitable for potting and encapsulation applications. » Learn more

Low-power, noise dc converters are programmable

XP EMCO P series of micro-power dc to HV dc converters provide a programmable 0V to 1,200V or 0Vdc to 2,000Vdc output in a miniature, lightweight, PC-mount package. » Learn more

Universal input ac-dc power supplies provide multiple outputs

POLYTRON DEVICES MUI65 and MUI40 series of universal input ac-dc power supplies for use in medical applications provide dual and triple output. » Learn more

Smart lead acid replacement battery ensures safe circuitry

ACCUTRONICS URB12400-U1-SMB 492Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) smart battery provides accurate fuel gauging and integrated safety circuitry and is designed to replace and improve on traditional sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries. » Learn more

EPTECH Edmonton

March 7
Location: Doubletree by Hilton
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EPTECH Calgary

March 9
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
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#BCTech Summit

March 14-15
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
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