US restriction on chipmakers deals critical blow to Huawei
Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker needs time to “understand the impact” of the latest restrictions.
Yorkville Sound partners with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators
Their goal is to help increase the availability of open source ventilators across Canada.
Sidewalk Labs’ smart-city plans for Toronto are dead. What’s next?
Google company is withdrawing from its partnership with Waterfront Toronto, and a neighbourhood called Quayside.
Maintain social distance on the plant floor
Small wearable device sends alert when proximity is too close.
Huawei warns more US pressure may Chinese spur retaliation
Chairman says American pressure on foreign suppliers “will be destructive to the global technology ecosystem.”
Semiconductor automated testing equipment to reach US$6B by 2026: report
Need for cost-efficient testing to increase profit margins and boost growth opportunities for semiconductor test equipment, finds Frost & Sullivan
Gadgets for tech giants made with coerced Uighur labour
Companies outside China are benefiting from coercive labour practices.
Microart expands its Markham electronics manufacturing operations
20,000 square-foot space will support the company’s 42,000 square-foot main facility.
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Mitacs, tech partners work on 5G development program; providing interns
The ENCQOR 5G network is working to advance the always-on Internet connection required to support 5G initiatives
Rittal introduces ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ scholarship
Two female undergraduates interested in careers in the electrical industry will get $1,750 each.
Hardware Catalyst Initiative silicon incubator hits the ground running
Provides support to southern Ontario firms developing hardware solutions; first cohort of eight companies has been announced.
Chinese military members face charges in Equifax breach
A 2017 breach saw the personally identifiable information of at least 19,000 Canadians stolen from the credit monitoring company.
Cybercriminals use coronavirus-themed emails to deliver malware: report
Campaign uses Microsoft Word attachments designed to trick recipients into installing a type of malware known as AZORult.
York Region’s ventureLAB funding silicon tech innovation
Companies to develop healthcare technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications, smart energy and connected transportation.
Amazon is big … really, really big; U.S. workforce hits 500K
Amazon’s growth comes with increased scrutiny, as some U.S. presidential candidates want to break it up
Internet code of conduct goes into effect for 10 big service providers
The code is the CRTC’s answer to a soaring number of complaints about internet services, such as “bill shock” caused by unexpected extra fees or price increases
TCL Communication will stop selling BlackBerry-branded devices
No further rights to design, manufacture or sell any new BlackBerry devices.
Ryerson University organizations launch cybersecurity accelerator
Initiative is billed as Canada’s first commercial accelerator specifically designed for scale-up companies in cybersecurity and related fields.
Bell Canada invests $400M in Internet for Hamilton
Will bring direct fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout the city.
Mastercard to build new cybersecurity centre in Vancouver
The feds say the centre will support 380 jobs and 100 co-op positions.
Nova Scotia electronics firm qualifies for $2.5 million payroll rebate
Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems must hire 150 people over five years to qualify.
An unclear path for Canada’s auto sector as electric age approaches
Will have to fight for the next generation of product commitments needed to sustain itself.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers
Laser meter goes the distance
Fluke’s 417D measures up to 40 metres.
Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant
Foxconn originally proposed building a massive flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant that would eventually employ 13,000 people.
Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale
Its chipmaking has struggled in recent years amid competition from cheaper rivals in South Korea and the rest of Asia.
Spy agencies must be transparent about new data crunching, analyst warns
By next year, some 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet.
OpenText Corp. to buy cloud-focused Carbonite Inc. for US$1.42B
Acquisition will be the ninth cloud-focused acquisition for Waterloo, Ont.-based OpenText.
CGI not worried about another U.S. government shutdown, says CEO
Company begins its strategic plan to double its size within five to seven years.
Shopify reports US$72.8M third quarter loss, revenue up 45% [UPDATED]
Revenue totalled $390.6 million for Ottawa-based e-commerce firm.
Startup Edmonton announces collaboration with Microsoft
Community of companies will benefit from Microsoft for Startups expertise and resources.