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News, Process, Production

Engine Oil Suppliers Target Sustainability Amid Broader Push to Reduce Emissions

May 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

As the trucking industry explores zero-emission technologies such as battery-­electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, heavy-duty engine oil suppliers are applying less conspicuous methods of curbing airborne particulate matter and carbon emissions. Trucking’s major lubricant brands have been introducing formulations […]


Process, Production, R & D

Cooperation to Transform Manufacturing by Enabling Scaled Deployment of AI

April 27, 2021

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Google Cloud and Siemens have announced a new cooperation to optimize factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor. Siemens intends to integrate Google Cloud’s leading data cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies with its factory automation solutions […]


Process, Production, R & D

Rockwell and Comau to unify robot control

April 22, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Rockwell and Comau are joining forces to maximise manufacturing efficiencies through unified robot control solutions. “Industrial companies are looking for efficient ways to integrate robotics into their operations for process optimization and agility,” says Rockwell’s Blake Moret, “Rockwell Automation’s collaboration […]


Logistics, Process, Production

2021 to be a record year for semi units shipment

April 8, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record, according to IC […]


News, Process, Production

New Balance’s Made in USA Line Gets a Notable New Director

April 7, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

As the kids say these days, we at the Alliance for American Manufacturing stan for American-made New Balance shoes. This sneaker company is one of the last manufacturers of athletic footwear in the United States, and it has gone to […]


Process, Production

Foxconn expects 10% output fall from IC shortages

April 1, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

If even Foxconn’s customers are hurting there can be few electronics companies that are fully supplied. Without stating a time-scale for the 10% reduction, Liu says ‘home economy products’ are particularly badly hit because of increased ordering during lockdowns. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Hyundai faces production disruption from April due to chip shortage, report says

March 24, 2021

Via: Automotive News

SEOUL — A widespread chip shortage affecting automakers is expected to disrupt production at Hyundai Motor Co. from April, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Hyundai had been able to avoid […]


Process, Production

2020 materials revenues up 4.9% for record high

March 23, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

For the eleventh consecutive year, Taiwan, at $12.4 billion, was the world’s largest market for semiconductor materials on the strength of its large foundry capacity and advanced packaging base. With its aggressive capacity build-up, China surpassed Korea to claim the […]


Process, Production, R & D

Manufacturing Resiliency and the Rise of Industrial Automation

March 19, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed clear vulnerabilities in global supply chains and the manufacturing industry as a whole. This unprecedented health crisis showed that production lines have major issues with scaling and adapting to new products, especially when access and […]


Process, Production

Healthy growth for electronics production

March 19, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Most major Asian electronic producers reported double-digit increases in early 2021. The chart below shows three-month-average change versus a year ago for electronics production. The data is from each country’s official statistics and is in local currency. China, by far […]