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Process, Production

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

January 21, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Intel Corp. plans to invest at least $20 billion in new chip-making capacity in Ohio, according to a person familiar with the matter, bolstering the company’s semiconductor production ambitions as greater demand for digital products and a global chip shortage […]


Process, Production

The Illusion Of Creating A National Chip Industry

January 20, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

TSMC’s 2022 capex budget of $40 billion surprised everyone but it’s only a smidgeon bigger than Samsung’s $37.8 billion budget while Intel’s, backed by Uncle Sam, isn’t going to fall too far behind. These are not the sort of figures […]


Process, Production

MAXAM Tire Redefining Manufacturing of Solid Tires

January 18, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

MAXAM Tire, a global leader in specialty tire manufacturing has taken a big leap forward in advancing factory automation and compound development with the opening of their fully owned and operated solid tire plant in Vietnam. MAXAM is committed to […]


Process, Production

Truck Chassis Industry Expanding as Stoughton to Build New Texas Facility

January 5, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Stoughton Trailers announced it will build intermodal chassis at a new facility set to open this year in Waco, Texas. The plant will expand the manufacturer’s capacity to build intermodal chassis, an emerging market for the Stoughton, Wis.-based company and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Bosch Brings Silicon Carbide to EV Mainstream

January 4, 2022

Via: Design News

We’ve followed the promise of silicon carbide (SiC) power electronics to improve electric vehicle efficiency for a while, and now it looks like 2022 is the year when this technology moves into the mainstream. We’ve discussed how Lucid Motors has […]


Process, Production

Shortage of raw materials to hit EV battery production

January 3, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

In China, the biggest maker of EV batteries, a ton of lithium is $41,000 a ton, says the Nikkei, which is five times more than last year. The price of cobalt has doubled since January 2021 to $70,000 a ton […]


Process, Production

Carbon-capturing material could help industry reduce emissions and costs

December 17, 2021

Via: Phys.org

Alberta’s world renown in carbon capture and sequestration is set to receive another lift thanks to the promise of a material invented and tested in the province that offers an efficient way to pull carbon dioxide out of industrial emissions. […]


Process, Production

Samsung starts volume production of auto memory

December 16, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Samsung is in volume production of memories designed for automotive applications including a 256GB PCIe Gen3 NVMe ball grid array (BGA) SSD, 2GB GDDR6 DRAM and 2GB DDR4 DRAM for high-performance infotainment systems, as well as 2GB GDDR6 DRAM and […]


Process, Production

NXP extends S32G vehicle network processor series

December 16, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Software and pin- compatible with the S32G series these new devices offer up to 2.5x more applications processing performance, on-chip system memory and networking than the current highest-performance S32G2 Series device to enable more ECU consolidation and support intelligent software-defined […]


Process, Production

Supply Chain Issues Create Opportunities

December 14, 2021

Via: Industry Today

Extensive slowdowns all along the supply chain are keeping electronics manufacturers from buying the components they need, when they need them, suggesting broader problems across the economy. However, for SMAC, a little encoder manufacturing group in Derry, New Hampshire, the […]