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Are Smartphones The Future Of Thermal Imaging?

April 15, 2014 11:33 am | by Rachel Hemsley | Blogs | Comments

Thermal imaging has been found to have numerous applications within various industries — within the manufacturing world, it has been widely utilised for predictive maintenance. But is it about to get cheaper and more accessible than ever before?

Electrical Device Helps Paralyzed Men Move Their Legs

April 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

When the implanted device is activated, the men can wiggle their toes, lift their legs and stand...

Better On-The-Job Electrical Safety

April 7, 2014 11:22 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure...

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel Band For A Better Internet

March 27, 2014 2:26 pm | by Industrial Internet ConsortiumTM (IIC) | News | Comments

An ecosystem of companies, researchers and public agencies is emerging to help drive adoption of...

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U.S. Claims Victory In Trade Dispute With China

March 26, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States is claiming victory in what it calls a major trade dispute with China over its curbs on exports of rare earths, the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars, flat-screen TVs and other high-tech products.        

China 'Gravely Concerned' About Claims Of U.S. Spying

March 26, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions.      

Is It Time To Go On-Machine?

February 19, 2014 11:36 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

The automotive industry is known for being “guinea pigs,” in the kindest sense of the word. For at least 15 years, these companies have been pursuing an idea that is just now making its way to other industries — it’s the idea of stashing automation and safety controllers on the machine itself, rather than in a centrally-located cabinet. Is it time for other industries to follow suit?

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Survey: Costs Of Electronic Equipment Failure Rising

January 17, 2014 12:03 pm | by Innovolt | News | Comments

The costs and challenges associated with electronic asset failures are significant. To better understand these issues, Innovolt® Inc. sponsored a survey of executives from several industries that are particularly dependent upon the reliability, performance, and lifespan of sensitive electronic equipment.

Dolby Unveils Technology To Improve TV Brightness

January 7, 2014 9:12 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dolby, long known for pristine sound, is now trying to improve what you see. On Monday, at the International CES gadget show, the company unveiled Dolby Vision, a technology that increases the brightness and contrast of TV sets.     

Intel Says Its Processors Are Now 'Conflict-Free'

January 7, 2014 8:55 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's the first major U.S. technology company to make such a claim about its products. It's the fruit of four years of work by the company to determine the sources of four crucial metals widely used in electronics manufacturing: tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold.

Wave Of Wearable Gadgets Expected At CES

January 6, 2014 9:20 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Gadgets that you snap, buckle or fasten to your body are already marketed to fitness freaks obsessed with tracking every possible metric their bodies produce. There are countless smartwatches for tech nerds who'd rather glance at their wrists to check messages than reach for their smartphones.

Q&A: element14 And Big Distributor Trends For 2014

January 2, 2014 10:06 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

There are three trends I am seeing with suppliers in 2014. First, there is an ongoing and increasing pace of new products being introduced, particularly in the hostile environment, energy efficiency, wireless and miniaturization spaces. Second, suppliers are becoming increasingly engaged with distribution partners.

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2 Companies To Invest $28.6M, Add Jobs In Michigan

December 20, 2013 6:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. this week announced that Circuit Controls Corp. and North American Lighting Inc. are getting incentives approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The state says the expansions could mean 112 new Michigan jobs.

Shutting The Door On Shodan

December 16, 2013 10:23 am | by Alan Grau, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

It is easy to look at Shodan as the problem — it provides easy access to the devices connected to the Internet. In reality, however, Shodan simply highlights the security vulnerabilities of many of the devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). The real problem is not that Shodan finds insecure devices, but that so many devices lack real security.

A Connected Factory In The Semiconductor Industry

December 12, 2013 10:40 am | by Ramadurai Ramalingam, Vice President & Head of Semiconductor, Computing and Storage Vertical, Wipro & Manoj Ramanujam, Senior Consultant, Business Solutions – Semiconductor, Computing and Storage Vertical, Wipro | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor companies have pockets of excellence within their business operations, but fragmented and often outdated systems make real time intelligence a difficult proposition in the current landscape. This is why the concept of a connected factory that is supported by an analytical framework is critical for the semiconductor organizations and can truly result in efficiency improvements for the semiconductor manufacturers.

RFID Enables Omniscient View Of Whirlpool's Parts

December 10, 2013 10:22 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

While RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology has long ago entered into the consumer space — everything from smartphones to pets are loaded with data-laden tags — it’s had a more rocky experience in the industrial space. But that didn't stop Whirlpool from testing the technology, with re-writable surface tags, to display crucial information about a rack at-a-glance or display errors when something goes wrong.

Koch Finishes $7.2B Deal For Ill. Company

December 10, 2013 9:42 am | News | Comments

Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. has completed its $7.2 billion purchase of an Illinois company that makes electronic components and cables. Koch says it is paying $38.50 per Molex Inc. share in cash, plus 18 cents per share, representing a pro-rata portion of the regular quarterly cash dividend.

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Koch Industries Acquires Molex Incorporated

December 9, 2013 11:19 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Koch Industries, Inc., has announced the completion of its $7.2 billion acquisition of global electronic components company Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX). Molex is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will retain its name, headquarters in Lisle, Ill., and current management team as it moves forward.

Merck To Buy Materials Supplier AZ

December 5, 2013 10:05 am | News | Comments

Germany's Merck KGaA has announced plans to buy AZ Electronic Materials, which supplies high-tech materials for the electronics industry, for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion).Pharmaceutical and high-tech materials company Merck said Thursday that it will offer 403.5 pence ($6.61) in cash per AZ share.

Tracking The Future Of Conflict Minerals

December 3, 2013 12:58 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

These conflict minerals — cassiterite, wolframite, coltan and gold — are mined in the DRC by various rebel groups and those who, generally speaking, do not bind themselves to any threshold of human rights. Because minerals mined in these countries go through a complex network of middlemen in the region and in East Asian processing plant, the exact source of a particular batch of gold can be difficult, if not impossible, to find.

7 Ways Signal Noise Can Impact Your Electrical Equipment

November 13, 2013 11:47 am | by CAS DataLoggers | Articles | Comments

Have you been having problems with your electrical equipment but haven’t found the cause? For many users it turns out to be a very common, widespread problem called ground loop feedback--an electrical phenomenon which occurs when different electrical circuits are powering a system and its peripherals.

Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturer Expanding Va. Plant

November 6, 2013 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fiber-optic cable manufacturer is planning to expand its Culpeper operations, creating 30 jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that TE Connectivity Ltd. will invest more than $15 million in the expansion.

Maximizing Operational Reliability Through Lightning Protection

November 4, 2013 11:52 am | by Peter Carpenter, Lightning Eliminators and Consultants | Articles | Comments

For any business with a physical presence, from a nuclear power plant to a large manufacturing and shipping facility to an office equipped with sensitive electronics, a determination of the consequences of a lightning strike should be part of this risk analysis.

Chemtura Sells Consumer Unit For $315M

October 11, 2013 7:41 am | News | Comments

Chemtura said Thursday that it will sell its consumer products business for $315 million and is exploring a sale of its agrochemicals unit as it focuses on chemicals for the transportation, energy and electronics industries. Chemtura has already been paring back the company, selling its antioxidant business for $200 million earlier this year.

CTS Selling Unit To Benchmark Electronics For $75M

October 3, 2013 8:48 am | News | Comments

CTS is selling its electronics manufacturing solutions business to Benchmark Electronics Inc. for $75 million. Elkhart, Inc.-based CTS said Thursday that the transaction allows it to concentrate on its components and sensors business and provides more capital for higher-margin businesses.

Manufacturing Irony: Fans Are The ‘Achilles Heel’ Of Your PC

September 18, 2013 2:14 pm | by John Donoghue, Content Manager, Logic Supply | Articles | Comments

But what does it do, why does it matter and maybe more importantly, why should you care about the humble fan in the first place? Lets start by talking about this component which, after all, is designed to save (not hurt) your workstations.

EnerSys Buys Purcell Systems For $115M

September 18, 2013 9:22 am | News | Comments

EnerSys said Wednesday that it reached a deal to buy Purcell Systems Inc. for $115 million. Spokane, Wash.-based Purcell designs, manufactures and markets thermally-managed electronic equipment and battery cabinet enclosures for telecommunication, broadband, utility, rail and military uses.

Koch Industries Buying Molex For About $6.86B

September 9, 2013 8:32 am | News | Comments

Koch — run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David — said Monday that it will pay $38.50 per Molex Inc. share. That's a 31 percent percent premium to the company's $29.34 Friday closing price. The companies put the deal's total value at about $7.2 billion.

Jason Grahek: Let Innovation Set You Apart

August 28, 2013 3:19 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts | Comments

Today's guest is Jason Grahek, Strategic Account Manager for the Lakeland Companies — the most complete provider of high-quality electrical component and systems solutions for growing industrial companies throughout the Midwest.

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