Top Semiconductor Manufacturer Eyes U.S., Japan for Expansion 

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Demand for semiconductors continues to remain at record-high levels. As a result, many semiconductor manufacturers are considering new avenues of expansion in order to better meet the need for chips. One major producer has their sights set on two countries in particular: Japan and the United States.  On Thursday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co signaled its …

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How Is Digital Manufacturing Improving Supply Chain Resilience?

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by Emily Newton The following article is the cover story in this month’s issue of Manufacturing Outlook eZine, published by Jacket Media Co. For a limited time, you can subscribe to Manufacturing Outlook for free. Visit manufacturingoutlook.com to read the latest issue and subscribe. Recent events have thrown the general supply chain into a state …

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Study Finds $50B in Chip Funding Would Boost Jobs in Construction and Design

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The semiconductor shortage, which has paralyzed many different industries, has several experts encouraging the U.S. to address this seemingly critical weak point by increasing domestic chip funding. While President Biden has promoted a $50 billion investment into the industry, his current proposal still remains in Congress. Now, a new study shows just what kind of …

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U.S. Now Facing Lithium-Ion Battery Shortage as EV Production Ramps Up

The current semiconductor shortage has severely impacted many American industries, especially the automotive industry. Manufacturers have had to slow down or completely halt production in order to maintain enough semiconductors in reserve. Now, experts think that a new shortage may be on the horizon regarding lithium-ion batteries. While Tesla has dominated the electric vehicle space …

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New Survey Shows Manufacturing Workers Support Digital Shift

The rising presence of digital software in the economy has led to a difficult issue for manufacturers. On the one hand, the use of new technology and programs can allow for them to maximize efficiency and increase productivity. At the same time, it also raises concerns over the potential unhappiness of their traditional workforce due …

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Auto Manufacturers Extend Production Cuts Due to Chip Shortages

The microchip shortage has been making a noticeable impact on the auto manufacturing industry. As a result of the shortages, companies have had to reduce or even temporarily halt production in order to maintain an adequate number of chips. On Wednesday, GM announced that they would be extending some of their cuts for North American …

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Manufacturing and Construction: The HoloLens Revolutionizes The Future

The HoloLens by Microsoft is now making its way into industrial sectors. From construction to manufacturing, businesses are now finding ways as to how this technology can benefit them. Engineers at the University of Cambridge are working vigorously to test its potential for construction engineers. Using mixed reality technology, they are studying its usefulness to …

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Boston Dynamics New Robot: How Manufacturers Can Benefit

Boston Dynamics is known for showing off some incredible technology. From bipedal robots to those resembling members of the animal kingdom, they’re always interesting to say the least. However, newly leaked footage from a presentation given by Boston Dynamics’ founder Marc Raibert, revealed a new robot concept and it’s called ‘Handle’. This new robot is …

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Industrial Robotics and Automation: The Modern Manufacturer

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Robotics and manufacturing go hand in hand. Offering a way to free up the workforce to work on tasks that require complex thinking, they have incredible potential and manufacturers can see that fact. Manufacturers are utilizing these advanced systems more than ever before and it’s had a monumental impact on the industry as a whole. …

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