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U.S. looking for industry partnership to counter Huawei: White House official

February 14, 2020

Via: Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) – The United States is looking to develop a partnership with the telecoms industry to provide alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies, a senior White House official said on Friday. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Robert […]


Logistics, Process

Top 5 IC manufacturers have 53% of worldwide capacity

February 14, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month at the end of 2019 with the combined capacity of the top five companies representing 53% of total global wafer capacity, says IC […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla shares fall after company announces $2 billion common stock offering

February 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla shares slid after the electric automaker said it plans a $2 billion common stock offering, just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said it would not take advantage of its surging stock by raising more capital. Musk himself will […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner’s bankruptcy plan

February 13, 2020

Via: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday said he was prepared to approve Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ bankruptcy plan which includes the sale of the largest East Coast oil refinery to a Chicago real estate developer for $252 million. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Department of Energy Awards $187M to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

February 12, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process

Global Medical Device Industry Bolstering Outstanding Growth Potentials

February 11, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

PALM BEACH, Florida, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — There is no doubt that the global medical device market has been showing outstanding growth for the last few years and that it will continue to do so in the near future… […]


Process, Production

U.S. companies cut back on installing robots in 2019

February 11, 2020

Via: Reuters

U.S. companies installed fewer robots in 2019 than they did the year before, the first cut back since 2015, as a downturn in manufacturing fueled by trade wars and weaker demand dampened appetite for the machines. Shipments fell to 23,758, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan to suspend some Japan output due to coronavirus

February 10, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Nissan will temporarily halt production at its plant in Japan’s southwestern Kyushu due to the coronavirus. In a statement, Nissan, the first automaker to halt production at a plant in Japan because of the outbreak, said that output […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]


Process, Production

Top Apple iPhone maker Foxconn restarts key China plant with 10% of workers: source

February 10, 2020

Via: Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, got the green light to restart production in the eastern central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, said the person with direct knowledge of the matter. The company, however, has not yet been allowed […]