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3D Printer Revenue to Accelerate in Coming Years

3D Printer Revenue to Accelerate in Coming Years

By Sean Patterson March 31, 2014

The 3D printer market has now emerged from garages and is quickly becoming an industry to watch. Newer 3D printing technologies have now been used to create every thing from houses to dresses. As the market for 3D-printed goods begins …

Chinese Holiday to Affect Notebook Shipments Chinese Holiday to Affect Notebook Shipments

Though notebook shipments languished over the summer, manufacturers still have the holiday buying season to look forward to. Now, it appears that a labor shortage in China could restrict notebook shipments even further. DigiTimes is reporting that China is currently …

Timken Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies Timken Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies
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On September 5, 2013, the Timken Company officially announced that they would be splitting their company into two separate entities. After the announcement, Timken stock rose 6.2% during after-market trading. Timken manufactures steel, bearings and power transmissions. The company split …

Video Game Consoles Driving Component Demand Video Game Consoles Driving Component Demand

The latest generation of video game consoles is set to launch this fall. Microsoft will be releasing its new Xbox One console and Sony will be releasing its new PlayStation 4 console. Though the release dates for the consoles have …

Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring

Ever since Foxconn became Apple’s main manufacturer of the iPhone, the Chinese company has become the focus of many human rights and worker’s rights organizations around the world. Through Apple, the company has become one of the most closely watched …

HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Cuts Some Development HTC Cuts Shipment Outlook, Cuts Some Development

DigiTimes, a Tiawanese publication that monitors technology manufacturing supply chains, reports this week that HTC has shifted its product outlook for 2013, preparing investors for a tough coming year. Citing unnamed “industry sources,” the report states that the device manufacturer …

Samsung Takes Action On Labor Conditions in China Samsung Takes Action On Labor Conditions in China

As Samsung has increased its share of the mobile devices market and emerged as the main competitor to Apple, increased scrutiny has also been placed on the Korean company’s manufacturing processes. In August, human rights organization China Labor Watch published …

iPhone 5 Successor to Launch in Mid-2013 [RUMOR] iPhone 5 Successor to Launch in Mid-2013 [RUMOR]
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DigiTimes, the Tiawanese publication that closely covers the Apple supply chain reported today that Apple’s suppliers are expected to post “strong” first quarter 2013 financials. This is unsurprising, as the iPhone 5′s success has meant even greater demand on manufacturers …

Foxconn Is Bringing Factories To The US Foxconn Is Bringing Factories To The US
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A big sticking point during the presidential debates this year was the loss of jobs to overseas companies. Both candidates pointed fingers at China, a country that has taken on much of the world’s manufacturing. Now one of China’s most …

Foxconn Confirms it Hired Underage Workers Foxconn Confirms it Hired Underage Workers

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing company famous for building Apple products such as the iPhone 5, today admitted that some of the workers at its facilities were under China’s minimum working age of 16. The company told CNET in an email …

iPhone 5 Screens (Finally) Being Shipped by Sharp iPhone 5 Screens (Finally) Being Shipped by Sharp

Sharp, one of the three manufacturers making the LCD displays for the iPhone 5, has finally begun shipping iPhone 5 screens. The production of the screens has been delayed for weeks now, as was learned back at the end of …

Samsung Labor Practices Under Fire Once Again Samsung Labor Practices Under Fire Once Again

Over the past two years, Samsung has achieved its goal of rivaling Apple in the smartphone space. According to the latest ComScore numbers, Samsung now sells a full quarter of the mobile handsets sold in the U.S. Samsung is now …

Samsung Child Labor Accusations Come to Light Samsung Child Labor Accusations Come to Light
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As Samsung has grown into a major competitive force in the smartphone market, the company has faced greater scrutiny of their products. Now, Samsung is also facing greater scrutiny on their manufacturing operations, something Apple has had to deal with …

Should Apple Accept Blame For Its Foxconn Factories? Should Apple Accept Blame For Its Foxconn Factories?
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Apple, the company that’s considered to be many consumers’ favorite gadget maker, is under fire for what’s happening at its Foxconn factories in China. Aside from numerous reports of suicide and suicide attempts, in January, The New York Times revealed specific details about the working conditions in the factories, which sparked a lot of controversy over the tech company.

The True Cost Of An iPhone Is Shame City The True Cost Of An iPhone Is Shame City
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On paper, an iPhone 4S will run you as low as $199 if you hitch up with a wireless carrier contract; picking up one free of a contract will pump that price up to at least $649.00. Excepting the monthly …

Could Manufacturing Save The U.S. Economy? Could Manufacturing Save The U.S. Economy?

While economic growth in the United States is expected to slow in the first quarter of 2012, the manufacturing industry is expected to grow. In the past two years manufactureres have added 330,000 new jobs. Part of the reason for …

Apple And Foxconn Face Accusations By Foreign Workers Apple And Foxconn Face Accusations By Foreign Workers

Last year in May Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior issued a warning against abuses to workers. The abuses cited in the warning include not being paid for hours worked, mandatory extended overtime without breaks, failure to advise workers about …