Unilever’s intelligent packaging lead on how printable electronics can boost sales

In her position with the R&D customer packaging department of consumer goods giant Unilever plc's innovating retail division, Christina Cvetan is more than happy to offer advice to brands that might be thinking

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Industry associations join forces to create intelligent packaging council

Two Canadian industry associations, one representing printable electronics, the other representing packaging companies, have joined forces to create the Intellipack Leadership Council, a group of 11 executives who will collaborate on strategies to

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s innovation ecosystem needs startups

We need startups more than ever. That’s my conclusion after listening to David Watters’ talk on Canada’s innovation ecosystem. When I say startups, I mean new companies that scale to enterprise-size fast. Why

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Pay-to-play streaming model could shape the future of 3D printing

The same pay-per-play streaming model seen in the music industry could be coming to the burgeoning business of 3D printing, according to a U.S. expert in intellectual property (IP). With 3D printers, many

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

This Canadian wearables manufacturer is bringing smart glasses to the enterprise

Canadian wearables manufacturer Recon Instruments' next product is ready for prime time and it has a new partner to help it widen its market appeal. The company announced this week a partnership with APX Labs,

Published on: March 17th, 2015 Dave Yin

6 challenges 3D printing has yet to overcome

By Anna Gale, Fueled Any new technology generates a lot of hype. People never tire of listing the benefits, but often overlook the negatives. With the 3D printer, there are certainly plenty of

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Fueled

Celestica opens new microelectronics lab in Toronto

Celestica Inc., a Canadian electronics manufacturing services provider, has opened a new microelectronics lab at its headquarters in Toronto, the company announced today. Serving the likes of IBM Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc.,

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Smartphones are a “disruptive device” for innovation, ARM CEO says

TAIWAN - The CEO of ARM, Simon Segars, came to Computex Taipei to talk at the Summit Forum about enabling innovation this week. Technology is getting more personal and that is an opportunity for both consumers

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Eric Floresca

How M2M rollout led to a big productivity boost for one Ontario manufacturer

When Ryan Bishop took on his new job as operations manager at Carleton Place, Ont.-based Rose Integration in the summer of 2010 he had a plan on how to keep tabs on the

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry loses $4 billion, moves manufacturing to Indonesia

Waterloo, Ont.'s BlackBerry Corp. had to deliver more bad news in its quarterly update to investors, with a $4.4 billion USD loss and a 44 per cent decline in revenue year-over-year, as CEO

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

OKI expanding beyond office walls, aiming products at service sectors

Trying to expand beyond the four walls of the office, printer maker OKI Data Americas Inc. released a slew of 28 printers on June 13, aiming many of their products at businesses in

Published on: June 13th, 2013 Candice So

The Web gets real: The democratization of manufacturing

"That's when I realized: I got robots in China to work for me. And they took PayPal." That's the punchline to Chris Anderson's anecdote about creating a model blimp kit with his children.

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Dave Webb

Sony tablet recall highlights BYOD problem

Owners of the Sony Xperia Tablet S might want to be extra careful to not splash a glass of water onto their fondle slab now that sales have been suspended due to a

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Don Drummond on productivity

By Denzil Doyle Productivity is a topic that attracts a great deal of attention at both the federal and provincial levels of government in Canada. Most observers paint a grim picture of Canadian

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Francis Moran