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January 31, 2017
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Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices.


AI robotics firm Kindred appoints COO

Kindred Systems Inc. has hired former One Kings Lane executive Jim Liefer to be its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Liefer will be responsible for the deployment of Kindred's first commercial product, including day-to-day execution across teams, building implementation and customer support groups, and overseeing procurement, people operations and finance.


Southwest Energy to deliver Lutze power supplies, Nader products

Southwest Energy Control Systems of Canada Ltd., Pickering ON, is now supplying Lutze brand automation components in Canada, including a full selection of DIN Rail power supplies and LOCC Box products.


IIoT trend set to impact machine vision market

Global player in machine vision technology BitFlow Inc., Woburn MA, has identified five technology trends that will be strategic for the vision industry in 2017. Each has the potential to significantly impact or even disrupt processes and may poise the need for investment by manufacturers who face the risk of being late to adopt.
 
 
Sponsored Spotlight 
 
Tetronix

100G electrical test solutions automate for sampling oscilloscopes

TEKTRONIX CAUI-4/KR4/CR4 test automation solution provides equivalent time automated compliance test solutions for 4-lane 100G electrical interfaces defined in the IEEE 802.3bm and 802.3bj specifications. >> Learn More
 
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Emerging tech markets

ESD and heat protection considerations for LED design

There are several factors that can affect solid state lighting in electronic design from stress issues, to packaging-related issues to component-related issues. Design engineers must take these factors into account. There are five key threats that affect the reliability of LED lighting systems in electronic designs: » Read More
 
 
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Drones

Five emerging tech markets to watch

With 2017 fast approaching, IBISWorld has identified products and services that businesses should watch due to demand growth and rising regulatory change. These newly emerging technology products and services are less than a decade old and are quickly entering the mainstream. >> Learn More
 
Products 
 

New program commits $5M+ to build Canada’s AI ecosystem

NextAI, a global innovation program for artificial intelligence-related ventures, and talented teams from around the world have been invited to Canada to leverage the nation’s leadership in AI and are provided with capital, mentorship, education and networking opportunities. » Read More

CPEIA partners with Alberta Council of Technologies

he Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and The Alberta Council of Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Alberta’s printable and flexible electronics industry and boost the regional diversification of Canada’s knowledge-based economy. » Read More

AI robotics firm Kindred appoints COO

Kindred Systems Inc. has hired former One Kings Lane executive Jim Liefer to be its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Liefer will be responsible for the deployment of Kindred’s first commercial product, including day-to-day execution across teams, building implementation and customer support groups, and overseeing procurement, people operations and finance. » Read More
 
 
Events 
 
Masterbond

DesignCon

Jan 31 – Feb 2
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
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RIE – Les Conférences Elect

Feb 1
Location: Carrefour Multisports
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IoT Evolution Expo

February 7 - 10
Location: Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
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