July 2012

ITC and electronics

 

How Fujitsu Canada Got the Green Light for its Innovation Centre

Christian Giroux, Senior Vice-President, Eastern Canada and General Manager of the Québec City Business Unit for Fujitsu Canada, talks about three key factors that enabled him to develop a $14 million investment case and convince his parent company to set up a Fujitsu Innovation Centre in Québec City. That very centre, where partners and clients collaborate with Fujitsu experts in designing innovative business solutions, was inaugurated in November 2011.

 

De Marque announces ebook distribution partnership with NOOK® by Barnes & Noble

 De Marque, Canada’s leader in ebook distribution, proudly announces that it has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make a library of Quebec and French-Canadian titles available on NOOK by Barnes & Noble.  The agreement also affirms De Marque’s status as a supplier of foreign-language books.

 

A new generation of ultra-small and high precision lasers emerges: INRS helps revolutionize the world of lasers

A new generation of ultra-small and high precision lasers emerges: INRS helps revolutionize the world of lasers

Ultra fast, robust, stable, and high precision: these are some of the characteristics of a new laser developed by an international research team. This ultra-small laser paves the way for a new generation of highly powerful, ultra-stable integrated lasers. Professor Roberto Morandotti and his team at the INRS University's Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre played a leading role in the design of this versatile laser that recently made the front page of the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.

 

Site Selection Magazine: Where MNC Subsidiaries Excel

Québec-based IT executives at multinational computer services giants attribute the success and expansion of their enterprises to being located in Québec. An increasingly bilingual and skilled work force, higher education resources, proximity to Europe and the U.S. Northeast and a business climate that encourages capital investment are some of the assets they identify as drivers of their ability to compete. More specifi cally, they compete successfully with other subsidiaries of their parent companies worldwide for capital investment, or they complement those subsidiaries as no other operation can, they maintain.

 

Optics - Photonics : Professors Vallée and Chen honoured by OSA

A ceremony was held at the recent Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2012) honouring new Fellows of the Optical Society of America. Among the honourees were COPL Director Réal Vallée of Université Laval and Professor Lawrence Chen of McGill University who is also on the COPL's Management Committee.

 

Faurecia and Creaform Working on Software Solution for Dummy Positioning

Faurecia and Creaform Working on Software Solution for Dummy Positioning

Creaform and Faurecia Autositze GmbH announced that they are working together on a software solution for the measurements and positioning of dummies. In the future, this software solution should be used together with Creaform 3D metrology systems in factories of Faurecia in Germany, France and other countries, but also find application in other industries worldwide.

 

Frima Studio: Making a game of global tragedy

Frima Studio: Making a game of global tragedy

Quebec City-based Frima, Canada's largest locally owned game developer, is busy on its next social change gaming project. This one is tied to the popular book Half the Sky. The book is a call to fight against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world, which its authors call the modern era's most pervasive violation of human rights. The Internet game, based on a documentary of the same name by Montreal filmmaker Amy Miller and released this year, centres on an all-male board of directors trying to balance profit with the company's reputation and "green level." The message, hammered home with video snippets of comment from real people throughout the game play, is that ordinary citizens have become the casualties in the world's carbon-offset market.