Tag: news

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. […]

Design & Planning, Process

Nokia to build a cellular network on the Moon

October 19, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Nokia has proposed to deploy the first LTE/4G communications system in space, and on the lunar surface by “late 2022”. The idea is that it could support lunar surface communications at greater distances, increased speeds, and provide more reliability for […]

Process, R & D

Leaseweb Global Expands Partnership with Veeam

October 8, 2020

Via: Industry Today

Leaseweb Global today announced the integration of Veeam-powered solutions with its Leaseweb Cloud Services. The new services are available in several Leaseweb locations across the globe: Amsterdam-1 and Amsterdam-2, London, Frankfurt, and will be available in Washington, D.C. before the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Worldwide Automotive Carbon Fiber Industry to 2026 – by Raw Material, Fiber Type & Application

October 7, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

The global automotive carbon fiber market is estimated to grow significantly during the forecast period. The major factors that propel market growth include the rising application of carbon fiber in the automotive sector coupled with significant adoption of lightweight vehicles […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla in talks with miner BHP over nickel-supply pact, report says

October 6, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. is in talks with BHP Group on a nickel deal as the electric vehicle maker targets higher production and seeks to avoid a supply crunch, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks are held up on pricing, […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Virtual Peaker Partners with Fermata Energy on V2G Tech

October 5, 2020

Via: Industry Today

Louisville, KY and Charlottesville, VA–Virtual Peaker and Fermata Energy have announced a partnership to integrate Fermata Energy’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with Virtual Peaker’s cloud-based residential energy demand response platform used by utilities across the country. The joint venture will make […]


The FTC is Considering Strengthening Enforcement of “Made in USA”

September 14, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Remember Patriot Puck? It was touted as the “only American Made Hockey Puck,” with marketing materials that included the American flag. Then there’s PiperGear USA, a company that sold thousands military-themed, Made in USA labeled merchandise on military bases directly […]