Category: Production

Process, Production

Q3 smartphones up 20% q-o-q

December 2, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Samsung and Xiaomi were the only companies out of the top six to increase their market shares in 3Q20 while Apple fell to fourth place due to the delayed release of new iPhones Samsung with 78 million units, an almost […]

Process, Production

US Factory Gauge Eases From Two-Year High as Employment Cools

December 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. manufacturing expanded at a slower pace in November, easing back from the strongest reading in two years as orders, employment and production cooled. A gauge of factory activity fell 1.8 points to 57.5, according to data from the Institute […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford picks German plant to build new EV, reports say

November 30, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. has chosen its factory in Cologne, Germany, to build a mass-market electric car based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric architecture, local media reports said. The automaker will invest 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) into the factory for […]

Process, Production, Regulations

California’s new coronavirus curfew does not apply to Tesla

November 23, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Workers at Tesla Inc.’s California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by the state’s latest restrictions to curb a new surge in coronavirus infections, the California health department said on Friday. Tesla and local California officials in […]

Process, Production

Furniture Manufacturing Industry – A Sneak Peek

November 19, 2020

Via: Industry Today

Manufacturing is the process of production of articles for sale or use, with the help of labor, tools, machines, and biological or chemical formulation. The furniture manufacturing industry is the sector that deals with the designing, fabrication, processing, and preparation […]

Process, Production

U.S. Industrial Production Rose 1.1% in October

November 17, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. industrial production rose last month, as output continued its slow climb back from deep declines last spring due to pandemic-related shutdowns. The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said its index of industrial production—a measure of output at factories, mines and […]

Process, Production

October US Trailer Orders Soar to Third-Highest Level Ever

November 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. trailer orders for October soared to 54,200, the third-best in industry history, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ preliminary market estimate. A year ago, orders were 31,786. The all-time record is 58,228, set in September 2018, with that October […]

Process, Production

Apple launches proprietary processor for Macs

November 10, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Called M1, it will be used in the MacBook air, MacBook mini, and MacBook pro. It is built using Arm cores, fabbed on TSMC’s 5nm process and has 16 billion transistors. Arm claims it will offer longer battery life than […]

Process, Production

China phone production down but computers up

October 27, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

In 1Q 2020, China mobile phone production declined 50% from 4Q 2019 and dropped 33% from a year earlier. Many factories were temporarily closed. Production has since recovered with 2Q 2020 units up 36% from 1Q and 3Q 2020 units […]

Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

Our American Manufacturing Plan Will Create 6.9 to 12.9 Million New Jobs by 2024

October 20, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s an entirely predictable sequence: Every four years, national political figures will find their way to industrial battleground states such as Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and proceed to extol the virtues of factory jobs. Some economists and idealogues will […]