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More than 72,000 people work in the field of embedded systems in Canada, according to a new Sciencetech report released today in partnership with CATAAlliance.

Embedded systems are the tip of a larger phenomenon that is the entrance of information technology in all industries. More and more everyday objects are being embedded with processors and sensors, connected to distant servers, creating tomorrow’s Internet of things.

In 2012, Canada will launch an international centre of excellence for electronic assembly research (MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre). It will position the Canadian microelectronics technology on the world scene. This is once in a lifetime opportunity for the embedded systems industry in Canada.

“Every manufacturing company must take advantage of the presence on Canada of a vibrant industry of embedded systems” said Sciencetech Senior Analyst Jean-Guy Rens. “Intelligence is becoming the top factor in consumer products choice. This is true not only in consumer electronics, but in all manufactured products, from automobile to sport shoes.”

Today’s manufacturing companies must insert intelligence into objects and into the whole human-made environment (buildings, roads, bridges, canals, dams...), or disappear.

That is why CATAAlliance can assert that the control of embedded systems is crucial for the future of Canada's manufacturing industry. Read more of Jean-Guy's analysis in The Other Computing.

  • Report is now available for free.
  • The study is a PDF document. It has been compressed (.zip) to facilitate the download.


The Other Computing (Is Canada Ready for the Internet of Things?)

Éditions Sciencetech/CATA | Publication date: november 2011
Pages : 126 | Language : English
Version : E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN : 978-2-9812174-2-4
Prix : 110 $ + taxes
Availability : Available

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