October 2012

ITC and electronics

 

EXFO Receives the 2012 Portable Fiber-Optic Test Equipment Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

EXFO Receives the 2012 Portable Fiber-Optic Test Equipment Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

According to Frost & Sullivan, a leading global growth consulting firm, EXFO has captured first place in the overall portable FOTE market with a market share of 36.7% in 2011. EXFO's close collaboration with customers and the superior quality of its products have helped the company establish its brand globally in the portable FOTE market. The key performance driver for EXFO has been its focus on portable devices, for which the company has gained incredible momentum in new regions, with more than 100% growth in Brazil and other Latin American countries in 2011 over 2010.

 

Thales inaugurates new Research and Technology Canada centre in Quebec City

Thales inaugurates new Research and Technology Canada centre in Quebec City

Thales Canada announced that its R&D facility in the Parc Technologique is now an official Thales Research and Technology (TRT) centre – the fifth in the world and first in North America. The inauguration of the new facility will strengthen Thales Canada’s role beyond development to research, maintaining a leading position with the creation and transfer of technologies.  

“Thales has grown its research business in Quebec City over the past decade to become the major defence and security technology company in this region and this success and the richness of the Quebec City R&D community is being recognized by Thales Group with the creation of Thales Research and Technology Canada,” said Paul Kahn, President and CEO, Thales Canada.”

 

Silicycle Acquires CSC

SiliCycle Inc., the fine chemical manufacturer having its headquarters in the Quebec Metro High Tech Parc, known as a worldwide leader in the development, the manufacturing, and the commercialization of high value silica-based and specialty products for chromatography, analytical, and organic chemistry, announces the acquisition of Chromatography Sciences Company (CSC) Inc., from Ville Saint-Laurent, in the greater Montreal area.

 

Frima Studio Launching Five Original Games in Five Weeks

Frima Studio Launching Five Original Games in Five Weeks

Frima Studio visits NYC to kick-off the Frimarathon, a month long flurry of game releases with a little something for everybody. The culmination of more than a year of effort by Frima‟s original IP team, the Frimarathon will showcase five titles across multiple platforms set to be released in the next five weeks.

 

Frima Studio Launches CosmoCamp Apps for Kids

Frima Studio, Canada’s largest independently owned game developer, today announced the official debut of their CosmoCamp children’s brand with the launch of the first two apps from the CosmoCamp universe. Designed with input from child development specialists, the CosmoCamp apps are intended as educational entertainment for toddlers (ages 2-3) and pre-schoolers (ages 4-5). CosmoCamp: Picnic Problems interactive storybook, and CosmoCamp: Coloring Book, are available today for iPad and Android tablets, and are coming soon to Kindle Fire for $3.99 each.

 

EXFO Obtains the TL 9000 Certification

EXFO announced that the company has obtained the TL 9000 certification, which acknowledges the consistency of its innovation, manufacturing and post-sales service processes and their compliance to stringent requirements based on industry best practices. Built on ISO 9001 and the eight quality principles, TL 9000 applies specifically to the telecommunications industry, providing customers with added confidence as to the quality of the products and services delivered by their equipment vendors.

 

Eddyfi Opens European Office

Eddyfi Opens European Office

Eddyfi is proud to announce the creation of Eddyfi Europe, a new and fully-owned subsidiary of Eddyfi NDT, Inc. The new company, located in Saint-Vulbas, near Lyon, France, offers sales, application development and support, and product services. The company’s modern and spacious facilities are equipped with an applications laboratory, a meeting / training room, a calibration and repair laboratory, and a tubing probe storage area.

 

EXFO Inks Global Partnership with Artiza Networks to Offer Wrap-Around Testing of LTE eNodeBs

EXFO announced today a global commercial and technology partnership with Artiza Networks (Japan) to jointly provide the most complete and advanced line of wireless network simulators, from RF and functional testing to very-large-scale EPC traffic generation. A market leader in LTE radio access network (RAN) testing, Artiza Networks has developed highly advanced eNodeB testing capabilities which, combined with EXFO's existing QualityAssurer test platforms for IMS, LTE and EPC core, creates a complete solution for end-to-end load testing. The DuoSIM LTE test platforms, which deliver wrap-around testing of the LTE eNodeB, enable high-capacity simulation of up to six sectors and 1000 user equipment units (UEs) per sector, for a total of 6000 UEs, towards the eNodeB. This leading LTE RAN testing solution is also ready for the LTE Advanced standard.

 

SIRIUS Conseils Acquires a Majority Interest in Abak Software

SIRIUS Conseils, a company with a high level of expertise in project management and business analysis, confirms that it has secured a majority interest in Abak Software, an internationally-known provider of software to help professional service firms manage time sheets, invoicing, expense reports and project budgets. With this transaction, SIRIUS Conseils has added a new, complementary product to its current offer and consolidates its objective, initiated earlier this year with the strategic partnership signed with VGaPP, of adding business products to the mix. This transaction also confirms the company's presence in Quebec City and will create opportunities for new markets in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, where the Abak software is already widely distributed.