Tag: Automobiles


Chip Shortage Creates New Power Players

November 8, 2021

Via: The New York Times

Since 1989, Microchip Technology has operated in an unglamorous backwater of the electronics industry, making chips called microcontrollers that add computing power to cars, industrial equipment and many other products. Now a global chip shortage has elevated the company’s profile. […]

Process, Production

Chip shortages force German carmakers to throttle production even as demand recovers

July 21, 2021

Via: The New York Times

The global semiconductor shortage is disrupting production in the German car industry just as demand rebounds strongly from the pandemic-induced downturn. Automakers Daimler and BMW said this week that the lack of chips had forced assembly lines to slow down […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process, Workforce Development

Automakers And Other Manufacturers May Need To Give White-Collar Perks To Fill Blue-Collar Jobs

July 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

Manufacturing executives in the United States and other developed economies – whether involved in the production of automobiles, aircraft, trucks, or combines – agree: The single biggest threat to their operations over the next decade is a shortage of labor. […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Today’s Honda: Planes, Names And (Really Fast) Automobiles

August 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

As a longtime motorcyclist I’m keenly aware of the emblem seen on many Honda motorycycles over the past six decades — a wing. In my younger days I never gave that emblem much thought, other than a passing, “Yeah, a […]