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Apple Sales Are Expected to Show First Decline in Nearly Four Years

February 2, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Apple Inc.’s AAPL 2.78%increase; green up pointing triangle three-year streak of pandemic-induced sales and profit records might be coming to an end. The iPhone maker, which is scheduled to report its December quarter after markets close on Thursday, is expected […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing, Atlas Air Celebrate Delivery of Final 747

February 1, 2023

Via: ASD News

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlas Air Worldwide [Nasdaq: AAWW] joined thousands of people – including current and former employees as well as customers and suppliers – to celebrate the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas, bringing to a close […]


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New leadership at Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing

January 31, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Phoenix Contact announces the promotion of Davis Mathews and Heath Scoggin as the new leadership team for Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc. Mathews and Scoggin will lead the Industry Management and Automation (IMA) and Industrial Components and Electronics (ICE) […]


Logistics, Process

JLT Mobile Computers targets the port, manufacturing, and warehousing segments with upgraded JLT6012™ computer

January 31, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Växjö, Sweden, 31 January 2023 * * * JLT Mobile Computers, a leading developer of reliable computing solutions for demanding environments, has upgraded its powerful and versatile JLT6012 rugged vehicle-mount terminals (VMTs). Originally developed for demanding warehouse and logistics applications […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toshiba mosfet package for 400A automotive use

January 31, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

Branded L-TOGL and measuring 9.9 x 11.8 x 2.3mm (right), the AEC-Q101-capable package is designed for up to 175°C, 100V, 400A, 750W, with minimum mosfet device Rds(on) around 300μΩ. This compares with 250A, 372W and ~740μΩ from the company’s existing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GMC’s First 2024 Hummer SUV EV Sells for $500,000 — Way Cheaper Than the First Pickup?

January 31, 2023

Via: Tech Times

GMC’s first-ever 2024 all-electric Hummer SUV has sold for a whopping $500,000 in a recent auction. Although the first Hummer EV SUV sold for a hefty amount, it is way cheaper than the first Hummer EV pickup. GMC’s First 2024 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

TravelCenters of America Plans EV Fast-Charger Build-Out

January 30, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

TravelCenters of America Inc. TA -2.53%decrease; red down pointing triangle and Electrify America LLC plan to build around 1,000 electric-vehicle fast chargers across the U.S. starting this year, the latest matchup that would boost the amount of equipment available to […]


Process, Production

Memory-Chip Makers Face a Prolonged Price Slump

January 30, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Memory-chip prices, which dropped steeply over the past year, are expected to keep falling in the first half of 2023, putting more pressure on an industry that has already cut investments and jobs. Average prices for the two main types […]


Process, Production, R & D

China To Increase Manufacturing Robots Density Further

January 25, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

The South China Morning Post has reported that China has published a new ‘Robot +’ Application Action Plan laying out 10 industries where it wants to use more robots, as the country rushes to automate sectors from manufacturing to agriculture […]


Process, Production

What origami can teach us about sustainable manufacturing

January 19, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

‘Origami’ is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of origami is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture using intricate and strategic folds. But paper isn’t the only material that can be used […]


Logistics, Process

U.S. Order Volumes Drop Sharply in Q4

January 18, 2023

Via: Industry Today

A significant slump in order volumes across US supply chains took the shine off a slight improvement in global trade activity in Q4-2022, according to the latest data from Tradeshift, the digital network for global trade. Tradeshift’s Index of Global […]


Process, R & D

How an ERP can help cut manufacturing costs

January 3, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

According to Raw Material Study 2022 by INVERTO, 81% of manufacturers expect solid or moderate increases in raw material prices over the next 18 months. This, as well as rising energy prices, makes manufacturing costlier and less profitable. Fortunately, digitalization […]


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Chip Inventories Swell as Consumers Buy Fewer Gadgets

December 27, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The world is now awash in chips. The oversupply marks a sharp turnaround from a global shortage during two years of supercharged demand. Consumer appetite for electronics has weakened against a backdrop of rising interest rates, a falling stock market […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Australia requires more water to lead the way on green hydrogen

December 21, 2022

Via: Phys.org

Australia is well-positioned to be a global leader in green hydrogen production. Green hydrogen is produced using a renewable power source such as solar or wind. As a substitute for fossil fuels, it will help to meet growing renewable energy […]


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Intel delays German fab; looking for more subsidies

December 19, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Intel is delaying its German fab plans while asking for more government subsidies, reports the Volksstimme newspaper. The original plan was to run first silicon in the Magdeburg fab in H1 2023. According to the Volksstime, costs have risen for […]


Process, Production

Hempitecture Opens Energy Efficient Manufacturing Plant In Idaho

December 16, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Hempitecture has established the first nonwoven manufacturing facility of its kind in the United States in Jerome, Idaha. The Sun Valley, ID-based company is a nonwoven materials manufacturer that uses biobased, carbon-capturing inputs to create healthier, high-performing products. The new […]


Design & Planning, Process

Ford, China’s CATL Mull Workaround for New US Battery Plant

December 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co. and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. are considering building a battery manufacturing plant in Michigan in a complex arrangement designed to reap new tax benefits without running afoul of U.S.-China political sensitivities. The state has emerged […]


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Kellogg empowers blind consumers in U.S. with NaviLens technology on packaging

December 14, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Kellogg Company is changing the way the almost 12 million adults in the U.S. who are blind or have low vision* perform daily tasks, such as navigating a grocery store aisle or choosing one’s cereal at breakfast. To help create […]


Process, Production, Regulations

New China chip plan follows US approach

December 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The biggest part of the $143 billion support package spread over five years is the 20% subsidy on equipment purchases which copies the 25% subsidy for investment in fab offered under the US Chips Act. The China subsidy not only […]


Process, Production, R & D

Microsoft Invests in Silicon-Battery Material Upstart

December 14, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp.’s $1 billion climate innovation fund is betting on a battery startup valued at more than $3 billion that is trying to dramatically improve power and charging time of electric vehicles. Group14 Technologies is getting $214 million from investors—just […]