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Taiwan Seen Capturing Largest Chunk Of 2007 Chip-Equipment Spending

January 30, 2007 2:12 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

According to a report released Tuesday, Taiwan is projected to account for the largest percentage of global chip equipment spending in 2007, surpassing 2006 leader, Japan.

Belden Buying Industrial Ethernet Company For $260 Million

January 30, 2007 12:42 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Hirschmann, based in Germany, posted 2006 sales of $250 million.

Cooper Industries Will Acquire Quebec's Cybectec

January 29, 2007 5:00 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Cybectec, a provider of hardware and software systems for updating automation systems in utilities, will become part of Cooper Power Systems.

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North American Industrial UPS Market Said To Grow As End-User Market Grows

January 29, 2007 3:18 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

UPS demand will increase as new oil refineries and pipelines are built, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan

Singapore Sees Record Investments In 2006

January 29, 2007 2:24 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

For 2006, the country received a record $8.7 billion in new investments and the creation of 26,800 jobs.

Increased Demand For Technological Advances Is Driving North American Motor Protection Market

January 22, 2007 1:54 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

End users want more functionality and communication capabilities, but at a lower price, in their microprocessor-based motor protection devices, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

iPhone Profit Margins Seen At 50 Percent

January 19, 2007 3:08 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Apple iPhone should generate a 50 profit margin, according to BoM analysis.

Hoku To Provide Polysilicon For Sanyo

January 18, 2007 6:25 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Deal could be worth as much as $370 million.

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Andrew Opens RF Cable, Antenna Manufacturing Facility In India

January 18, 2007 12:27 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Company says new facility is first of its kind in India.

GE Buying UK-Based Smiths Aerospace For $4.8 Billion

January 15, 2007 12:35 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | Airbus, Boeing | News | Comments

Company makes engine components and integrated systems.

Matsushita Building Largest-Ever Plasma Display Panel Manufacturing Plant

January 10, 2007 2:20 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Company, along with Toray, will spend $2.4 billion.

Matsushita Building Largest-Ever Plasma Display Panel Manufacturing Plant

January 10, 2007 2:20 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Company, along with Toray, will spend $2.4 billion.

Taiwan's Hon Hai Will Build Factories In Vietnam

January 8, 2007 2:06 am | News | Comments

Electronic contract manufacturer investing $1 billion; possible location in northern Vietnam.

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Cooper Industries Buys WPI Interconnect For $75 Million

January 3, 2007 12:40 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

WPI manufactures custom connectors and cable assemblies.

New Labeling Solution Will Help Companies Meet China RoHS Deadline

January 2, 2007 5:37 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

By March 2007, China RoHS regulations will require identification of toxic/hazardous substances for electronic products.

Vestas Gets Order For Kansas Wind Project

January 2, 2007 12:38 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Vestas will manufacture 56 wind turbines for Smoky Hills project.

U.S. Should Adopt RoHS-Like Law, Poll Findings Suggest

December 21, 2006 4:15 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor | News | Comments

A three-month poll found that many would like a national RoHS directive from Congress.

Taiwan Gives Green Light To $825 Million Semiconductor Investment In China

December 20, 2006 2:59 am | News | Comments

Approval seen as softening of opposition to Taiwanese investments in mainland China.

India Projected To Be Major Semiconductor Manufacturing Location

December 13, 2006 2:25 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

India's growing middle class is driving the demand for electronics, according to In-Stat research.

IPS To Open First Thin-Film Battery Manufacturing Plant

December 11, 2006 1:48 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

36,795 square foot plant is in Littleton, Colo.

China Poised To Be 'The Factory Of The World' For Test And Measurement Equipment

December 6, 2006 2:06 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Increased investments, manufacturing relocations spurring growth in China's test equipment industry, according to Frost & Sullivan report.

The Emerging Air Battle

December 5, 2006 3:54 am | by Peter Cleaveland, Technical Editor, Product Design and Development | News | Comments

Electrics are making inroads, but pneumatics are fighting back

BorgWarner Expands South Korean Engine Plant

December 4, 2006 3:22 am | by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

Annual volume of the plant will be three million engines by 2010.

Bouncing Back

December 4, 2006 3:12 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Five years ago, Mexico's electronics industry was nearly left for dead. Today, the industry enjoys profits in the billions and growth most emerging markets would envy.

Enersys Acquiring Leclanche Lead-Acid Battery Business

December 4, 2006 2:03 am | by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

Leclanche business will give Enersys a presence in Swiss market.

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