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Process, Production

Apple taps recycled rare earth elements for iPhone parts

September 18, 2019

Via: Reuters

Apple said it will used recycled rare earths in its “Taptic Engine,” a part that lets iPhones mimic a physical button click despite being a flat pane of glass. The part is about one-quarter of the rare earth elements inside […]


Process, Production

Apple iPhone, Amazon Echo Production Moving From China to India

August 30, 2019

Via: Industry Week

On a steamy summer morning, dozens of buses pull up outside a cluster of low-slung, blue buildings in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Women dressed in colorful salwar kameezes disembark, their dupatta body scarves billowing as they make […]


Process, Production

Google to move Pixel smartphone production to Vietnam: Nikkei

August 28, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is shifting its Pixel smartphone production to Vietnam from China starting this year as it builds a cheap supply chain in Southeast Asia, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday. The move comes as […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Huawei founder details ‘battle mode’ reform plan to beat U.S. crisis

August 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

His remarks come as the United States said this week it will extend by 90 days a reprieve that permits Huawei Technologies to buy components from U.S. companies to supply existing customers, but it also moved to add more than […]


Process, Production

‘Very Painful’ Trade War Has Tech Suppliers Moving Out of China

August 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

BMW Q2 results hit by rising costs of making greener vehicles

August 1, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW stuck to its outlook even as second-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, hit by currency headwinds and the rising cost of manufacturing electric and hybrid cars to help the automaker meet stricter emissions limits. The company said its […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Uganda to start new vehicle production by June 2022

July 29, 2019

Via: Reuters

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda is aiming to start assembling new vehicles by June 2022, with an initial production capacity of 5,000 units per year, a top official of the state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) told Reuters on Monday. The East […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Airbus OneWeb joint venture OneWeb Satellites opens first high-volume satellite facility

July 24, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

OneWeb Satellites’s new facility is located in Exploration Park, Florida, a space leased by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Occupying 105,500 sq ft, the factory has two production lines capable of producing the 150 kg spacecraft. In the company’s press release, […]


Process, Production

Indonesia aims to start electric vehicle production in 2022

July 18, 2019

Via: Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is aiming to start producing electric vehicles (EVs) in 2022, a senior official at the Industry Ministry told Reuters on Thursday, after a number of companies disclosed plans to invest in the country. Indonesia is pushing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

FCA to invest $788 million for new 500 EV production

July 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TURIN, Italy — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $788 million to build a production line for the new electric version of the 500 model (BEV), a top group executive said. FCA on Thursday installed the first production robot for the […]