Apple cuts current-quarter production plan for new iPhones by 10 percent: Nikkei

January 9, 2019

Via: Reuters
Category: Process, Production

That rare forecast cut exposed weakening iPhone demand in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, where a slowing economy has also been buffeted by a trade war with the United States. Many analysts and consumers have said the new iPhones […]

Apple shares slide after iPhone maker issues rare revenue warning

January 3, 2019

Via: Reuters
Category: Logistics, Process

The rare revenue warning – the company’s first in nearly 12 years – sent shockwaves through global financial markets with chipmakers that supply to Apple being the hardest hit. Shares of U.S.-based suppliers and chipmakers including Cirrus Logic Inc, Skyworks […]

2019: Manufacturing predictions

December 27, 2018

Category: Process, R&D

A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.

January 14, 2019

Via: Reuters

The German automaker, in an announcement at the Detroit Auto Show, said it is adding 1,000 new jobs and that electric vehicle production in Tennessee will begin in 2022. German automakers have been under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Musk’s SpaceX Laying Off 10% of Workforce

January 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

SpaceX is taking the ax to its headquarters in California. Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10% of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. Stunned […]

Process, Quality Control

Back to Basics: Materials Testing in the Automotive Industry

January 11, 2019

Via: Quality Magazine

Each application within the automotive manufacturing process requires a unique set of testing requirements. It’s apparent every time you get behind the wheel, take a taxi or hail a car service. The automotive industry has an enormous impact on everyday […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Lexus may get back in convertible game with LC droptop

January 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Lexus will show a much-anticipated concept droptop version of its recently introduced LC luxury coupe at next week’s Detroit auto show. The Lexus LC convertible concept shares most of the properties of the LC coupe that went on sale in […]