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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 […]


Process, Production, R & D

China To Increase Manufacturing Robots Density Further

January 25, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

The South China Morning Post has reported that China has published a new ‘Robot +’ Application Action Plan laying out 10 industries where it wants to use more robots, as the country rushes to automate sectors from manufacturing to agriculture […]


News, Process, Production

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

January 24, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

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 […]


Process, Production

What origami can teach us about sustainable manufacturing

January 19, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

‘Origami’ is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of origami is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture using intricate and strategic folds. But paper isn’t the only material that can be used […]


Process, Production

Apple iPhone Output in China Ramps Up Despite Covid Woes

December 29, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 issues in China are still hampering manufacturing of Apple Inc.’s AAPL 3.14%increase; green up pointing triangle iPhone, but production is beginning to catch up to demand for the more-expensive Pro models, according to analysts and people involved in the […]


Process, Production

Hempitecture Opens Energy Efficient Manufacturing Plant In Idaho

December 16, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Hempitecture has established the first nonwoven manufacturing facility of its kind in the United States in Jerome, Idaha. The Sun Valley, ID-based company is a nonwoven materials manufacturer that uses biobased, carbon-capturing inputs to create healthier, high-performing products. The new […]


Process, Production, Regulations

New China chip plan follows US approach

December 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The biggest part of the $143 billion support package spread over five years is the 20% subsidy on equipment purchases which copies the 25% subsidy for investment in fab offered under the US Chips Act. The China subsidy not only […]


Process, Production, R & D

Microsoft Invests in Silicon-Battery Material Upstart

December 14, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp.’s $1 billion climate innovation fund is betting on a battery startup valued at more than $3 billion that is trying to dramatically improve power and charging time of electric vehicles. Group14 Technologies is getting $214 million from investors—just […]


Process, Production

Formic Launches First-Ever Hot-Swap No-Risk Robot Solution To Drive Manufacturing Automation

December 7, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, today announced the introduction of Formic FlexTM – a unique service offering that recognizes the shifting needs and changing requirements that manufacturers face. Formic FlexTM enables manufacturers to subscribe to robotic […]


Process, Production

Tesla to Cut Output of EVs at Shanghai Factory

December 5, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. plans to lower production at its Shanghai factory, according to people familiar with the matter, in the latest sign demand in China isn’t meeting expectations. The output cuts will take effect as soon as this week, said the […]


Process, Production

2023 semi market to fall 3.6% says Gartner

November 29, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“The short-term outlook for semiconductor revenue has worsened,” says Gartner vp Richard Gordon, “rapid deterioration in the global economy and weakening consumer demand will negatively impact the semiconductor market in 2023.” Global semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $596 billion […]


Process, Production

Factory Output Barely Rises After Tepid Gains in Prior Months

November 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. factory output rose in October by less than expected after downward revisions to prior months, suggesting manufacturing is losing some steam as domestic and global demand moderates. The 0.1% increase in factory production last month followed a downwardly revised […]


Process, Production

Why Is Taiwan So Good At Chip Manufacturing?

November 4, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The year before my trip, in 1997, TSMC was rated No.190 in the FT 500 list of the world’s largest companies – higher than Volkswagen, Toshiba, Guinness and GEC – with a stock market worth of $20 billion. That success […]


Process, Production

800V small inductors are automotive-rated

October 21, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 3 (-40 to +85°C) and called the RFC0807BV series, they are 8.8mm in diameter, 7.5mm tall and have radial lead length options between 3.6 and 25mm. The inductors are “ideal for high-voltage and high-current battery management […]


Process, Production

Managing the Rising Issue of VOCs in Modern Manufacturing

October 12, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are gases that come from particular solids or liquids. The VOCs can cause short- and long-term health issues when inhaled. Given the industrial nature of their operations, modern manufacturing plants, and the activities performed there, […]


Process, Production

How Laser Technology Helps Improve Manufacturing Quality

October 10, 2022

Via: Quality Magazine

Product failures, scrap, and recalls can have a devastating impact on a manufacturer’s reputation and bottom line. For this reason, tracking and solving manufacturing quality problems and continuous improvement are crucial in every industry. The cost of low quality is […]


Process, Production

Electric Vehicle Connectors Market to See Remarkable CAGR Growth of 17.6% by 2029, Trends, Size, Application, Segmentation, Gross Revenue And Key Players Analysis

October 10, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Data Bridge Market Research has recently published a Report, titled, “Global Electric Vehicle Connectors Market” The report offers an extensive analysis of key growth strategies, drivers, opportunities, key segments, Porter’s Five Forces analysis, and competitive landscape. The study breaks the […]


Process, Production

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

September 30, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator, today announced it is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Hanoi to include a new 16,000 square meter facility. The company expects the expansion will support over 200 new jobs in advanced […]


Process, Production

1.2A stepper driver in 4x4mm package needs no external sense resistor

September 29, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“It is well suited for constant-current control stepper motor applications including those found in office automation, commercial and industrial equipment. It is also suited for surveillance cameras and projectors,” said Toshiba. Named TB67S549FTG, its internal constant-current control does not require […]


Process, Production

Helmee Imaging Adds Automotive Manufacturing Expert to BOD

September 28, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Helmel Imaging, developers of a quality intelligence platform for the inspection of high gloss curved parts in the automotive and consumer electronics sectors, recently announced the appointment of Gary Johnson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson brings decades of […]