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Intel’s $3.5B Investment To Create 700 Jobs In New Mexico

May 4, 2021

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Intel will invest $3.5 billion in its New Mexico operations and hire more than 700 new workers to create a domestic hub for advanced semiconductor manufacturing at its fabrication facility in Sandoval County. In what will be one of the […]


News, Regulations

Tesla Told to Provide Documents Involving Musk Compensation

May 4, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Delaware judge on May 3 ordered lawyers representing Tesla Inc. directors to turn over certain communications that CEO Elon Musk may have shared with the company’s top in-house attorneys before the board approved a compensation plan in 2018 that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM extends downtime in Kansas, adds curbs at Michigan plant

May 3, 2021

Via: Automotive News

General Motors has extended downtime at Fairfax Assembly in Kansas through at least July 5 and will curtail production at Lansing Grand River in Michigan beginning next week, the automaker said Monday. Production at Fairfax, which builds the Cadillac XT4 […]


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Firm that exposed Nikola calls Lordstown Motors a ‘mirage’

March 12, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Hindenburg Research, the firm that took aim at Nikola Corp. last year, is now turning its sights on electric pickup maker Lordstown Motors Corp. “Lordstown is an electric vehicle SPAC with no revenue and no sellable product, which we believe […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Beechcraft King Air 260 Achieves FAA Type Certification As the Newly Upgraded Aircraft Begins New Era of Flying

March 12, 2021

Via: ASD News

Textron Aviation today announced it has achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its newly upgraded twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 260, paving the way for customer deliveries to commence in the coming weeks and launching a […]


Process, R & D

What does Industry 4.0 mean for US manufacturing

January 8, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing is returning to the US, driven by a board-level reevaluation of supply chain risk due to Covid and trade disputes. Combine this with the high degree of automation that can now be realized in a modern manufacturing facility and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Car industry hit by chip shortages

January 8, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Honda is cutting back vehicle production by 4000 units this month, mainly of the Fit subcompact car, because it can’t get ICs. “The massively restricted supply situation for semiconductors is causing considerable disruptions in global vehicle production across all manufacturers,” […]


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 […]


Process, R & D

Apple, Google and LG join 6G development group

November 13, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Members include: Ericsson, Nokia, Charter Communications; Cisco; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Intel; Keysight Technologies; Mavenir; MITRE; and VMware. Huawei is not a member. Companies banned from supplying US government agencies are ineligible. The group’s first meeting is scheduled for next Monday. […]