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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan may abolish chairman role as it rebuilds, director says

January 17, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Two months after the arrest of its chairman stunned Nissan Motor Co. and the entire global automotive industry, the carmaker is weighing abolishing the role altogether as it steps up reforms to rebuild its governance. Carlos Ghosn’s downfall, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Kyocera buys part of Renovis Surgical

January 16, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera (TYO:6971) said it will buy the major assets of Renovis Surgical Technologies’ artificial joint and spinal products businesses to expand its U.S. footprint. Kyocera will transfer the assets into a new, wholly owned, California-based company to be […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Abbott to acquire mitral valve device maker Cephea Valve Tech

January 16, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it plans to acquire mitral heart valve replacement tech developer Cephea Valve Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The Chicago-area healthcare giant backed the Santa Clara, Calif.-based valve company in July 2015 and secured an option […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process

What’s ahead for the drug delivery market in 2019?

January 15, 2019

Via: Mass Device

What were the trends that drove the biopharma and drug delivery markets in 2018? Many of 2018’s key trends revolved around increasing regulatory requirements. However, as the market continues to move toward more personalized medicine, such as cell and gene […]


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 […]


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 […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford Europe to cut thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

January 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford will shed thousands of jobs at its European operations in a bid to return the business to profitability in a broad restructuring that may include shutting down production plants. Ford has struggled with an aging model lineup and a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Rolls Royce smashes previous record sales figures in 2018

January 10, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Rolls Royce has revealed its record global results for 2018. The company has achieved the highest annual sales in its history, with 4,107 cars delivered in over 50 countries around the world, where it continues to generate a positive contribution […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How technology can support behavioural safety in the manufacturing industry

January 9, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

We all have bad habits – whether it’s interrupting our boss or forgetting to turn off our computer at the end of the day. Our minor faults can cause friction in the workplace, yet when bad habits extend into health […]