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Category: Design & Planning


Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

U.S., Japan eye possible small trade deal by Sept., report says

July 17, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Japan are working on a trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet in New York in September, three industry sources […]


Design & Planning, Process

Broadcom Is in Advanced Talks to Acquire Symantec

July 3, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Broadcom Inc. is in advanced talks to buy cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, seeking a further expansion into the more profitable software business. Broadcom could reach an agreement to buy the Mountain View, California-based […]


Design & Planning, Process

HP, Dell, other tech firms plan to shift production out of China: Nikkei

July 3, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Several major U.S.-based technology companies are planning to shift substantial production out of China, spurred by a bitter trade war between Washington and Beijing, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources. Personal computer makers HP Inc (HPQ.N) and […]


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

Volkswagen says 50% of China sales will be NEVs by 2035

July 2, 2019

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – By 2035 half of Volkswagen’s sales in China will be new energy vehicles (NEVs), CEO Herbert Diess told a conference in Boao, China, on Tuesday, according to a company statement. Volkswagen intends to offer 14 electrified models […]


Design & Planning, Process

e.GO partners with Ericsson and Vodafone to open industry 4.0 factory

June 25, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Incorporating automation and 5g connectivity, the technology will increase efficiency and allow for flexibility in the kinds of vehicles produced. Looking to the future, the model is also said to allow new e.Go factories to be built twice as fast […]


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

Toyota pulls forward electrification plan

June 7, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Toyota is ramping up electric vehicle deployment plans, pulling forward its goal of selling 5.5 million electrified vehicles by five years and aiming to develop a solid-state battery by next summer as it races to meet a “sudden […]


Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Oerlikon opens $55mn additive manufacturing facility

May 31, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The $55mn Huntersville facility is said to serve as the cornerstone of Oerlikon’s U.S. additive manufacturing business. Occupying 125,000 square feet, the facility employs around 60 people at the time of opening, with the intention of gradually adding jobs in […]


Design & Planning, Process

EV maker Nio plans Beijing plant, will likely seek a partner: CEO

May 31, 2019

Via: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio Inc is keen to build a production base in Beijing and will likely seek a manufacturing partner, Chief Executive Officer and founder William Li said this week. His comments come after […]


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

Renault plans merger with Nissan through holding company, report says

April 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Renault will propose to Nissan a plan to create a joint holding company that would give both automakers equal footing as Renault seeks further integration with its Japanese partner, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday. Under the proposal, […]


Design & Planning, Process

KPN: Excluding Huawei from 5G network will not incur extra costs

April 26, 2019

Via: Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch telecom company KPN will strip out equipment made by China’s Huawei from its existing core mobile telecommunications network at the same time as it upgrades to 5G technology, the company’s Chief Financial Officer said on Friday. […]