Category: Production

Process, Production

China supplies 8.3% of domestic chip market

February 19, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Under the ‘Made in China’ programme, China has a goal to be supplying 70% of its domestic market by 2025. Sales of logic ICs accounted for the largest share of China’s IC Market in 2020 with MPU and DRAM rounding […]

Process, Production, R & D

Shapeways Scales On-Demand Manufacturing to Meet Diverse 3D Printing Applications

February 10, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Shapeways, a leader in powering digital manufacturing, has reached important milestones in scaling its manufacturing solutions to meet diverse customer requirements worldwide. To date, the company has produced more than 20 million parts using 10 different printing technologies and 90 […]

Process, Production

GM extending plant shutdowns at three car and crossover plants due to chip shortage

February 9, 2021


General Motors is extending temporary shutdowns at three assembly plants through mid-March due to a global shortage of semiconductor chips. The impacted plants are in Kansas; Ontario, Canada; and San Luis Potosí, Mexico. They produce the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and […]

Process, Production, Regulations

Europe launches quantum processing on silicon programme

February 5, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Called Quantum Large-Scale Integration with Silicon (QLSI), and valued at €15m, it will focus on spin qubits and silicon lithography as the route to maintaining large numbers of quantum bits for information processing. “The partners have already realised many of […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford Cutting F-150 Pickup Production Due to Chip Shortage

February 4, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

A global semiconductor shortage is expected to slash Ford Motor Co.’s vehicle output by up to 20% in the first quarter of this year, illustrating how deeply the fallout from the computer-chip crunch has hit the car business. Ford said […]

Process, Production

U.S. Manufacturing Growth Continued Early in 2021

February 1, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. manufacturing continued to recover in January, a bright spot for the U.S. economy as services companies continue to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. Two purchasing managers surveys on manufacturing activity released Monday pointed to continued growth, adding to evidence […]

Process, Production

Manufacturing Output Rose More Than Forecast in December

January 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Production at U.S. manufacturers increased in December by more than projected, marking an eighth straight month of gains as steady yet more moderate demand growth and lean inventories continue to power the sector’s recovery. Output at factories rose 0.9% from […]

Process, Production

How the Manufacturing Industry Fared in 2020

January 13, 2021

Via: Industry Today

COVID-19 has brought with it several changes — many of which have had a lasting impact on the manufacturing industry. At the onset of the pandemic, manufacturing saw significant shifts in demand. Some manufacturers, like those serving at-home workers, benefitted […]

Process, Production

US Manufacturing Gauge Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2018

January 5, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in more than two years, bolstered by a pickup in new orders and the strongest growth in production since 2011. A gauge of factory activity unexpectedly increased to […]

Process, Production

Why Should China Make Everything?

January 4, 2021

Via: The New York Times

The panic in the United States over the lack of masks and ventilators for Covid-19 has mostly eased, but please, don’t let those scary few weeks fade too quickly. The scramble for medical equipment was a telling moment for the […]