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Eptech 2017

Digi-Key planning a 1-million sq. ft. expansion

Expansion would include new fulfillment, value-added manufacturing and warehouse center with an investment value of between $200 and $300 million

Program helps entrepreneurs create companies, jobs

A new incubation program, BURST, will provide 30 innovative technology entrepreneurs in southwestern Ontario with the skills they need to succeed now and in the future. FedDev Ontario is providing TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario with up to $1.32 million to deliver the new program.

UCalgary researchers awarded NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Institute for Quantum Science and Technology has been awarded for work with nanophotonic circuits that allows light to be manipulated "on-chip" where it can be used to for quantum information processing technology.

Consumer confidence toward tech spending climbs

Consumer confidence toward technology spending increased in February – showing significant growth since this time last year – while sentiment toward the overall U.S. economy decreased slightly, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Indexes.

Apple spent $50B last year with U.S. suppliers

Apple spent roughly $50 billion last year at U.S.-based suppliers including 3M and Corning chief executive Tim Cook said this past week, stressing the iPhone-maker's commitment to U.S. manufacturing. Speaking at an annual shareholder meeting, Cook gave the previously undisclosed data at a time when Apple has come under pressure from President Donald Trump for building its iPhones in China. Apple also wants to work with Trump on issues like bringing back its offshore profits at lower tax rates.

Taiwan's Foxconn ‘bidding' for Toshiba chip biz

The world's largest contract electronics maker, Taiwan-based Foxconn, is "definitely bidding" for the chip business of Japan's Toshiba Corp and is "very confident" it can buy into it, company founder Terry Gou told Reuters this week. Gou was speaking as Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, broke ground for a 61 billion yuan ($8.87 billion) flat-screen display factory in Guangzhou province, southern China.

Ont gov't supports innovation-based economy

The Ontario government launched a $28.8-million challenge to help innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ontario address public sector business and service challenges.
Industry super trends

Building quality electronics through outsourcing – North America 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

Electronic circuit protectors deliver plug-in capability

E-T-A CIRCUIT BREAKERS ESX10-S plug-in electronic circuit protectors for overcurrent protection of 24Vdc applications provides quick and easy installation for groups of devices with several circuits on firm's power distribution systems Module 17 plus and SVS. With a width of 12.5mm, device provides selective protection for all 24Vdc load circuits. » Learn More

Soldering station provides real-time closed loop feedback

METCAL CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station provides real-time closed loop feedback on intermetallic compound formation. Unit provides communication port that enables process traceability and firmware upgrades. » Learn More

50 to 100MHz oscilloscopes enhance functionality, software analysis

KEYSIGHT InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series low-cost oscilloscope series has 50 to 100MHz models deliver professional-level functionality with enhanced software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration. » Learn more

Space-saving board-to-board connector reduces charging times

KYOCERA 7129 Series board-to-board connector is rated for currents up to 10A to help reduce charging times for mobile devices. » Learn More

Robust industrial-grade rack is quiet, powerful

KONTRON ZINC19 Rackmount Series industrial-grade 2U and 4U Rack Units are based on 6th Generation Intel Core or Intel XEON processors. » Learn More
KEMET Power Solutions

Commercial MLCCs come with tin/lead termination

KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) product line includes a tin/lead termination option. » Learn More

All-in-one instrument shortens measurement times, increases yield

ANRITSU BERTWave MP2110A all-in-one instrument conducts simultaneous BER measurements and eye pattern analysis to more efficiently evaluate multi-channel optical modules and optical devices » Learn More

Bidirectional circuit breaker protects against voltage faults

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY LTC4368 circuit protection controller ensures safe voltage and current levels for 2.5V to 60V electronics in battery-powered automotive, industrial and portable systems. » Learn more

Arc-flash relay fits tight footprints

LITTELFUSE AF0100 compact, cost-effective arc-flash protection relay is sized to fit tight footprints, approx. 30% smaller than previous models. » Learn more

High-reliability power supply supports marine environment

BEHLMAN P/N 94088 shipboard ac-dc power supply, is a reconfiguration of firm's proven DCS1000D Series of COTS power solutions. » Learn more

Card edge power connectors speed interconnect

MEGA PC440 range of card edge power connectors over mold a 4 space receptacle with 5mm pitch distance between the spaces and using fork type for pcb. » Learn more

Silicone-based PSAs, coatings for protective films suit electronics

DOW CORNING Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs) and Coatings, for protective films used throughout the lifecycle of electronic devices, are advanced, silicone-based materials that include low-migration, platinum-cure PSAs and a high-performance hard coating. » Learn more

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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March 20 - 24
Location: Hannover Exhibition Grounds
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