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Design & Planning, Process

Apple starts construction of new campus in Texas

November 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had started construction of a new campus in Austin, Texas, beside its existing facility where it makes the new MacBook Pro laptops. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is set to give […]


Design & Planning, Process

Apple aims to launch AR Headset in 2022, AR Glasses by 2023: The Information

November 11, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is aiming to launch augmented-reality headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023, news website The Information reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple executives discussed the timelines […]


Design & Planning, Process

Thyssenkrupp to make job cuts, reorganize auto parts business

October 9, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DUESSELDORF — New Thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz on Wednesday paved the way for deeper job cuts at the ailing conglomerate, telling employees in an internal memo such a step was necessary for a much-needed turnaround. Thrown into crisis by a […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Bosch to make silicon carbide chips in electric vehicle range-anxiety play

October 7, 2019

Via: Reuters

Silicon carbide is more conductive than more widely-used silicon, making it possible for the chips that manage the motors in battery-powered vehicles to have higher switching frequencies and to throw off less heat. “Silicon carbide semiconductors bring more power to […]


Design & Planning, Process

HP to Cut as Much as 16% of Workforce Amid Print Unit Woes

October 4, 2019

Via: Industry Week

HP Inc. (IW 500/22) will slash as much as 16% of its workforce as part of a broad restructuring meant to cut costs and boost sales growth amid the company’s first change in top leadership in four years. The personal […]


Design & Planning, Process

Sweden’s SKF to shift automation into higher gear as markets flag

September 19, 2019

Via: Reuters

SKF, which supplies bearings to automotive and industrial markets, has automated manufacturing at a string of plants, but the bulk of its 94 factories still need to be tackled. “There has been a long period where we have had to […]


Design & Planning, Process

Apple awards iPhone supplier Corning $250 million from U.S. manufacturing fund

September 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

Corning supplies glass to Apple for products such as the iPhone and Apple Watch. Since the first iPhones hit the market in 2007, the glass on every iPhone sold has been produced at Corning’s Harrodsburg, Kentucky, plant. Apple and Corning […]


Design & Planning, Process

GE Plans $5 Billion Debt Buyback to Help Tame Balance Sheet

September 12, 2019

Via: Industry Week

General Electric Co. plans to buy back as much as $5 billion of bonds as the manufacturer seeks to cut its debt load as part of its turnaround. The company said that it would repurchase up to $2.5 billion of […]


Design & Planning, Process

Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020

September 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country’s fight against environmental pollution. […]


Design & Planning, Process

Huawei says to spend more than $300 million a year in funding for universities

September 3, 2019

Via: Reuters

HONG KONG/CHENGDU, China (Reuters) – Huawei plans to spend more than $300 million a year in research funding for universities, a senior company executive said on Tuesday, even as the Chinese firm fights a U.S. trade ban from that has […]