Building the Factory of the Future

The COVID pandemic, despite its disruptive effects on every aspect of our lives (not to mention all the painful losses we’ve endured since 2020), has caused us to re-examine and rethink how we function in almost every area. From personal…

eCommerce at Scale Through Product Configurator

eCommerce is growing at a phenomenal rate. On average, 71 percent of consumers express at least some frustration when shopping is impersonal. Because of that, it comes as no surprises that from 2015 to 2018, interest in customized products grew…

Taiwan Claims to Have Enough Water to Keep Chip Industry Going…For Now

The Taiwanese government has offered assurances there is enough water to keep the country’s chipmaking industry running till May.

Samsung Looking to Build $10 Billion Chipmaking Factory in Texas

Samsung is considering a $10 billion factory in Texas, its most advanced to date in the US.

Intel In Talks With TSMC and Samsung to Outsource Chip Production

Intel is in talks with TSMC and Samsung to produce some of the company’s chips.

SMB Manufacturers Accelerating Pivot To Digital

SMB manufacturers have been digitizing at twice the rate of other industries during the pandemic – to support other manufacturers as they accelerate their digitization.

Foxconn Boss: China’s ‘Days As The World’s Factory Are Done’

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Foxconn) Chairman Young Liu has said China’s “days as the world’s factory are done,” largely because of the US-China trade war. Foxconn is the primary manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone, as well as a leading manufacturer…

Ericsson Delivers First US Manufactured 5G Basestation to Verizon

Verizon is the first company to receive Ericsson’s US manufactured, 5G commercial basestation.

Lawmakers Propose $22.8 Billion to Boost US-Based Semiconductor Business

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has unveiled a bill aimed at using more than $22.8 billion to help bring more semiconductor manufacturing to the US.

The Rise of American Semiconductor Business: Government and Corporations Look to Manufacture Chips Stateside

After years of exporting semiconductor manufacturing overseas, the Trump administration, Intel and TSMC are in talks to open chip factories in the US.

Apple Creating Face Masks For Medical Personnel

Apple is turning its considerable resources and expertise to manufacturing face masks for medical personnel amid the ongoing crisis.

Foxconn Expects to Reach Full Production by End of March

Foxconn is informing investors that it plans to “reach full seasonal capacity by the end of March.”

Raspberry Pi 4 Gets 2GB of RAM For $35

The Raspberry Pi 4 just received a RAM upgrade, bringing it to 2GB for the same price as the 1GB version: $35.

Huawei Spending €200 Million to Build Plant in Europe

Huawei has announced it is preparing to spend €200 million to build a factory in Europe.

Coronavirus Could Impact iPhone Production

Following assurances from Foxconn that the coronavirus would not impact its production, it appears factory shutdowns are on the verge of doing just that and impacting iPhone output in the process, according to Reuters. The Chinese government has told companies…

Foxconn Foresees No Impact From Coronavirus

The Verge is reporting that Taiwanese company Foxconn will not be adjusting manufacturing schedules or closing factories as China struggles with the coronavirus outbreak. Foxconn manufactures electronics for numerous companies and is probably most well-known for manufacturing Apple’s iPhones. The…

Experts Worried About Impact of Wuhan Lockdown

Wuhan may be known as the first place the new coronavirus was identified, but it’s also a center of transport and manufacturing. Now experts are concerned the former may have significant impacts on the latter, according to Bloomberg. As of…

Rockwell Automation Taking Manufacturing To Whole New Level

The acquisition today of Fiix is a really exciting one says Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret. It spans the gap that’s traditionally existed between manually entered keystroke data and real-time data that’s coming from the equipment itself.

Automation Will Not Kill the Need for Human Skills In Manufacturing, Says Allegion CEO

“Where you have a high variation you’re always going to have the need for human input,” says Dave Petratis, CEO of Allegion. “Where you add variation to the product that’s being developed or manufactured it requires labor. I can think of a variety of industries where automation will not kill the need for human skills in manufacturing globally.”

How Companies Can Solve the China Puzzle

Amy Karam, author of the book, The China Factor:Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy, recently was interviewed at Google’s Mountain View campus, providing insight for companies to better compete. “The main intention of “The China…