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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent For Electric Car Project

February 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also triggered allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies...

GM To Build Electric Car With 200-Mile Range At MI Plant

February 12, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An electric car with a 200-mile range and a price tag of $37,500 will be built at a General...

WA Lawmakers Pushing Electric Car Ownership

February 5, 2015 10:27 am | by Derrick Nunnally, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Even with gas prices hovering around $2 per gallon, Washington state lawmakers are considering a...

Detroit Auto Show: Long-Range EVs Set Auto World Abuzz

January 16, 2015 9:23 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest headlines coming out of this week’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show was GM’s Chevrolet...

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BlackBerry Remains Attractive Target Amid Merger Talks

January 15, 2015 12:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A report today indicated South Korean electronics giant Samsung recently offered to purchase BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, a claim both companies denied. The developments, however, showcase the ongoing significance of BlackBerry even as its share of the consumer smartphone...

Tesla Chief Expects Electric Car Company Profit In 2020

January 13, 2015 8:42 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The head of electric car maker Tesla Motors says the company should turn a profit in five years after it brings a lower-cost car to market. CEO Elon Musk, speaking Tuesday at an automotive conference, said Tesla needs to show a profit, and will when it's selling 500,000 cars per year. He...

Entergy: LA Needs More Electricity For Industry

December 30, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The state's largest utility needs to come up with more power before the end of 2016, and then find even more by the end of 2019 to meet the demands of Louisiana's ongoing industrial boom. That likely means building power plants for about $1 billion...

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The Story Behind Edison's Electric Christmas Tree Light

December 24, 2014 10:13 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Lighting the modern Christmas tree is an event infused with tradition as well as electricity. But it wasn’t always so. Going back centuries, people used wax candles to illuminate their pines, spruces and firs, with many a family keeping...

NY Makes Trashing Electronics Illegal

December 23, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If Santa brings you a shiny new laptop, game console, or flat-screen TV, don't toss the old one in the trash. Starting Jan. 1, the final phase of New York's 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making it illegal for consumers to throw so-called "e-waste" in the garbage. Violators can...

NC Group Wants Duke Energy To Slow Building

December 16, 2014 4:47 pm | by Emery P. Dalesio, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Carolina group advocating renewable energy said Tuesday it is pressing federal regulators to investigate whether Duke Energy should buy power from other Southeast electric companies and build fewer power plants that cost consumers. NC WARN said it is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

Richland Nuclear Power Plant Turns 30 Years Old

December 15, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest, the Columbia Generating Station at Richland, Washington turned 30 years old over the weekend. It's owned by the Energy Northwest utility consortium and it supplies a share of the electricity used by 92 Northwest utilities through the Bonneville Power...

Light My Sleigh Tonight: The Story Of Rudolph & GE

December 12, 2014 9:42 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when GE still needed to sell the general public on the value of artificial illumination. So it made sense for the company to devote an episode of the General Electric Fantasy Hour to a show about a little reindeer who saves the day with his bright red nose.  Rudolph the...

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MS Regulators OK Small Entergy Rate Increases

December 11, 2014 3:06 pm | by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Entergy Corp. will get a $16.2 million overall rate increase but many customers will see little or no difference in their monthly bills under a new rate plan approved Thursday by the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Under the plan, which will take effect with February bills, a residential...

BlackBerry Expanding Its Mobile-Security Arsenal

November 14, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices.                         

GreenTech Automotive Establishes Electric-Vehicle Production Plant In MS

October 31, 2014 5:09 pm | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive (GTA) reported the grand opening of its new production facility in Tunica, Miss. "We started GreenTech Automotive with the vision to make energy-efficient cars that are so inexpensive the average American could afford to buy them," said Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA. "In the past five years we have...

SunCoke Proposes Plant In Greenup

October 30, 2014 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC has filed an application with Kentucky officials to build an electric generating plant in conjunction with a coke plant on about 250 acres along the Ohio River. The Independent reports the proposed plant in northeastern Kentucky would use the coke-making process to generate up to...

Digi-Key's 2014 European Sales Revenue Hits Record Level

October 28, 2014 4:28 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, today announced exceptionally strong growth in Europe, averaging 26-percent growth year-over-year across the entire region. The company attributes this rapid sales...

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CA Startup Unveils Gun Technology For Police

October 24, 2014 4:36 am | by Haven Daley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired. It can also track where...

GE, Honda Join To Power Legacy Cessna Jets

October 21, 2014 9:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE engineers helped inventor and aircraft designer Bill Lear create the business jet market in the 1960s, when they converted a fighter jet engine into propulsion for the first Learjet. But the company has been largely absent from the space since...

Judge To Rule Against Ameren In Power Line Case

October 20, 2014 6:33 pm | by David A. Lieb, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators' permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green said he's inclined to reject Ameren's request for a...

HP Delivers Security To Academic Institutions

October 20, 2014 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HP today announced that academic institutions including Loyola University Chicago, California's Irvine Unified School District, and Illinois' Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 are leveraging HP TippingPoint network security solutions to help prevent...

Test Driving The $34K Electric Superbike

October 15, 2014 5:06 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla has built a well-known brand of high-end electric automobiles...but when it comes to electric motorcycles, no company has reached Tesla's status. Energica, an Italian company, is looking to lead the charge. Bloomberg's Matt Miller test drove its $34,000 bike...

U.S. Retail Sales Fell In September

October 15, 2014 11:00 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture, and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that seasonally adjusted...

Century-Old Company Forced To Close, Lay Off Workers

October 7, 2014 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Store Kraft Manufacturing officials say the nearly 100-year-old company is closing and has laid off about 100 workers. The company, which opened in 1920, started as a manufacturer of display cases but recently shifted its focus to electronic kiosks...

EPA Presents First Sustainable Materials Management Award To Sprint

September 24, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yesterday, Sprint was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the first-ever Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge Champion Award for its leadership in collecting and responsibly managing electronics waste. Sprint was one of only... 

An Apple And Samsung Truce? Almost.

August 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Apple and Samsung call a partial truce in their patent battle. But the war still rages on in the United States — just as rumors swirl about an iPhone 6 launch date.               

NY Investing $135M In Nanotech Initiative With GE

July 16, 2014 7:45 am | News | Comments

New York state is teaming with General Electric and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur research and development in miniature electronic components.                

Entegris Opens New $55 Million Mass. Facility

June 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The facility will be utilized to make products for the semiconductor industry, which demands levels of purity to the parts per quadrillion (ppq). With the allowable level of contamination at one ppq, it’s equivalent to one drop of water in a space the size of the Empire State Building.

Rugged Computers Are More Than Just ‘Hard Shells’

June 17, 2014 11:31 am | by Jerker Hellström, CEO, Handheld Group | Articles | Comments

Even professional users of rugged laptops, tablets and smartphones, are sometimes unsure of what defines a “rugged computer” and how the various tests to validate ruggedness are carried out. A truly rugged computer is so much more than just a normal computer wrapped in a tough outer case.

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