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Senators Propose Legislation For Better Intellectual Property Defense

February 8, 2007 5:16 am | Comments

Sens. Bayh and Voinovich say intellectual property theft has cost manufacturers billions.


NAM Offers Guide To Purchasing Value-Driven Health Care

February 8, 2007 4:03 am | by Staff | Comments

Guide helps manufacturers meet U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' “four cornerstones of value-driven health care."


Volkswagen To Workers: We'll Keep You On ... Just Work More

February 8, 2007 3:30 am | Comments

Company will guarantee 2,200 jobs at Brussels plant, in exchange for longer hours.


Chinese Largely Responsible For Growth In Global Semiconductor Chip Market

February 8, 2007 3:23 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | Comments

Demand for chips by Chinese electronic manufacturers accounted for the 90 percent growth, according to analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


The Music Goes Quiet At Yamaha's U.S. Plants

February 8, 2007 2:49 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | Comments

Plants to close in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Thomaston, Ga; and Buena Park, Calif.


Nortel Cutting 2,900 Jobs; To Shift Others To Low-Cost Locations

February 8, 2007 2:17 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | Comments

Nortel sees $400 million in savings from plan.


Praxair Announces U.S. Price Increases

February 8, 2007 2:14 am | by Staff | Comments

Praxair has notified its customers of prices increases on several products, as well as facility fees and cylinder rental rates.


Indian Outsourcing Should Incorporate Other Low-Cost Countries

February 8, 2007 2:11 am | by Ramola Talwar Badam, Associated Press | Comments

Experts speaking at an international software conference in India say the country should set up operations in Mexico or Eastern Europe to be closer to clients.


High Solar Cell Costs Raises Chinese Solar Panel Prices

February 8, 2007 1:50 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

Report by Global Sources says 67 percent of Chinese solar panel manufacturers will raise export prices in 2007.


Raytheon Partners With Tata Power

February 8, 2007 1:34 am | by Staff | Comments

Companies sign an agreement for collaboration in India.


Japanese Companies Join To Develop Next-Generation Phone Handset Platform

February 8, 2007 1:24 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | Comments

NTT, Sharp, and Sony part of six-company joint development.


Corning To Spend $160 Million To Expand Japanese Capacity

February 7, 2007 9:59 am | Comments

Investment will take place over next 18 months.


Maryland Won't Welcome AES Corp.'s LNG Plant With Open Arms

February 7, 2007 8:58 am | Comments

State "adamantly opposed" to construction of the liquified natural gas facility.


mPhase Develops Disposable "Green" Nanobattery

February 7, 2007 5:59 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | Comments

Smart Nanobattery has neutralizing action that allows safe disposable to protect the environment.


Canada's Manufacturing Industry Needs A New Plan, Suggests Government Report

February 7, 2007 3:42 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | Comments

Adopting the report's 22 recommendations could cost government between $5 billion and $10 billion.


EC Plans To Make Aurtomakers Cut Carbon Dioxide Emissions Further By 2012

February 7, 2007 3:07 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | Comments

The European Commission proposal for car manufacturers to cut CO2 emission further by 2012 is facing strong opposition from the European Automotive Manufacturer’s Association..


2006 UK Manufacturing Output Up 1.3 Percent

February 7, 2007 2:44 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

According to research by Britain’s National Statistics office, the 1.3 percent increase is the best since 2004.


ThyssenKrupp Narrows Search For $2.9 Billion U.S. Facility To Alabama, Louisiana

February 7, 2007 2:23 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | Comments

Company eliminates Arkansas from search for steel manufacturing plant.


Solectron Forms Medical Alliance Program For OEMs

February 7, 2007 2:19 am | by Staff | Comments

Solectron Medical Alliance Program (S-MAP) provides medical device OEMs with comprehensive global contract manufacturing, product design and supply chain services.



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