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The United States is Losing Its Innovation Edge Over China, a New Report Warns

January 24, 2023

Category: News, Process, Production

Iprobably don’t need to remind readers of this blog that the conventional wisdom for decades from much of the American elite was that offshoring U.S. production was totally the way to go. The thinking went that as long as the […]


Elon Musk Sold Tesla Shares Before Company Acknowledged Weakness

January 20, 2023

Late last year, after a wave of news reports pointing to sagging demand for his company’s vehicles, Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk sold almost $3.6 billion of his shares in the electric-car maker. On Jan. 2, Tesla announced fourth-quarter […]


India approves $2.3 billion to develop green hydrogen

January 5, 2023

The government has approved $2.3 billion to support production, use and exports of green hydrogen, aiming to make India a global hub for the nascent industry. The funding, announced late Wednesday, i s a first step toward establishing the capacity […]


Process, Production

Memory-Chip Makers Face a Prolonged Price Slump

January 30, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Memory-chip prices, which dropped steeply over the past year, are expected to keep falling in the first half of 2023, putting more pressure on an industry that has already cut investments and jobs. Average prices for the two main types […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

BT trials antenna for 5G coverage from stratospheric aeroplanes

January 30, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

“This partnership will build on SPL’s world-first 5G demonstration from the stratosphere in 2022,” said SPL CEO Richard Deakin. Funded by Innovate UK, the trials will be at BT’s labs at Adastral Park and “could offer transformational opportunities for sectors […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

House Republicans Seek New Restrictions on Use of Oil Stockpile

January 30, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

For the second time this January, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill approved Jan. 27 […]


News

Q4 loss at Intel

January 27, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Clearly the financials aren’t what we hoped for, but we’re also pleased with the execution process we made,” said CEO Pat Gelsinger (pictured) “the macro is difficult. It was difficult in Q4. We expect it to remain difficult as we […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Why medical device designers need to become more agile — and how they can do it

January 26, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

As medical device companies strive to remain competitive and agile in today’s fast-paced world, they must center manufacturing in business optimization plans while embracing a design-to-value approach from the start. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the healthcare industry’s transformation, driving faster […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Profits Beat Estimates

January 25, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. reported better-than expected profits in the latest quarter, signaling strength as it faces growing questions about carbuyer demand for its all-electric vehicle lineup. The Austin, Texas-based company reported adjusted earnings of $1.19 a share, besting the $1.12 a […]