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Raspberry Pi moves manufacturing from China to the UK, courtesy of Sony

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently made two announcements. On Wednesday the company revealed its Rev2 board design (it’s a very technical post, if you’re interested). On Thursday, the company, which is based in the UK, announced something very dear to its heart: manufacturing for this board has moved from China...
Raspberry Pi moves manufacturing from China to the UK, courtesy of Sony

Sharp in talks to spin off main LCD plant to suppliers

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Japanese LCD panel maker Sharp revealed on Tuesday that it is negotiating with suppliers Toppan Printing and Dai Nippon Printing on the sale of new shares of its main LCD manufacturing plant in Sakai. Exactly how much money each will contribute and what their stake in the plant will be...
Sharp in talks to spin off main LCD plant to suppliers
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Foxconn: No, Our CEO Didn't Confirm The Apple TV (AAPL)

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Foxconn is denying a report from last week that it has signed on to manufacture Apple's new iTV, according to a statement given to The Next Web. "Any reports that Foxconn confirmed that it is preparing to produce a specific product for any customer are not accurate," the company said...
Foxconn: No, Our CEO Didn't Confirm The Apple TV (AAPL)

"The most remarkable airplane of the 20th century"

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Recently saw this Lockheed M-21 Blackbird in person at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Gorgeous lines on it. More photos/details and a video. Struck me how it looks like something from the 1940s (in a Tucker kinda way) or modern (like a recent version of the Batmobile)...
"The most remarkable airplane of the 20th century"
Nokia to announce its first manufacturing plant in Vietnam on April 23rd

How collaboration can keep cleantech going

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Opening a new, $170 million battery manufacturing plant in Schenectady, New York, this July, GE CEO Jeff Immelt said, “this is the way GE does start-ups.” What he meant is that for successful innovation, particularly in clean tech, it takes an entrepreneurial ecosystem to nurture a good idea from inception...
How collaboration can keep cleantech going

Put down the paintbrush: Boeing paints 777 wings with robots

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At Boeing’s Everett manufacturing plant, the sound of progress is a very high-pitched whirring noise. In order to keep up with rising demand for the 777, Boeing has increased production to 100 of those planes in a year, up from 84 planes a year. To make that big a...
Put down the paintbrush: Boeing paints 777 wings with robots

PayPal's bid to create 1,000 jobs praised by Irish PM

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Despite an unemployment rate of 12.4%, Ireland has seen an upsurge in job creation in financial services and hi-tech industriesIrish premier Enda Kenny has described online payment group PayPal's creation of 1,000 new jobs in Ireland as a signal of confidence in the country and its people even though the...
PayPal's bid to create 1,000 jobs praised by Irish PM

Nokia closes Salo handset manufacturing plant

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Nokia will close its last main cellphone manufacturing plan in Western Europe. The Salo plant, located in western Finland, will shutter its doors in September, and the plant turned out its last handset on Wednesday. The factory employs about 780 workers.......
Nokia closes Salo handset manufacturing plant
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Nokia to cut 1,000 jobs from Finnish phone plant

Microsoft Will Launch Kinect For Workplace Next Month

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Microsoft wants its popular Kinect to be a game changer for more than just video games. The company plans to introduce the first version of Kinect authorized for use in the workplace next month. The product will be marketed through its Microsoft Dynamics division, which develops enterprise resource planning and...
Microsoft Will Launch Kinect For Workplace Next Month
Sharp technology to be used for Hon Hai iPhone panel plant, says Nikkei

Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

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In what appears to be a move to hold on to some of its most important staff,  troubled Nokia has today announced that it’s expanding its stock options program for 2012, targeting ”key senior level employees who are critical in carrying forward Nokia’s strategy.” The ailing Finnish mobile firm is increasing...
Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

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Samsung is planning to invest more than INR5 billion ($84 million) in India to boost its mobile production capacity, the Press Trust of India reports, citing industry sources. When contacted by TNW, a Samsung spokesman said the company is looking to strengthen its manufacturing presence in the country “to fulfill...
Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

Nokia to cut 1,000 jobs in Finland

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Nokia has struck a deal with unions in Finland to eliminate 1,000 jobs at a manufacturing plant in Finland as the company fulfills its promise of 4,000 job cuts. [Read more]...
Nokia to cut 1,000 jobs in Finland

How Big Data From Connected Machines Gets Used

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"Big Data" is a hot topic these days, but there hasn't been a lot of discussion about the specifics of what will most likely be one of the biggest sources of data: newly web-connected devices in the home and workplace. I spoke this week with Bill Zujewski, Executive Vice President...
How Big Data From Connected Machines Gets Used
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Samsung to spend $4B on overhauling Austin chip plant

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Samsung has announced that it will spend roughly $4 billion overhauling its chip manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, Reuters reports. The company plans to renovate is current production line there and boost system chip production. The money follows a $1.98 billion investment in a new chip plant in the company's...
Samsung to spend $4B on overhauling Austin chip plant
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Foxconn investment in Sharp looking less likely due to LCD manufacturer's shrinking stock value

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Foxconn's parent, Hon Hai Precision Industry, partnered up with Sharp earlier this year, taking a stake in Sharp's Sakai LCD manufacturing plant and investing another $850 million in the company. Unfortunately, that latter investment deal is in danger of dissolving due to Sharp's financial troubles. The Wall Street Journal...
Foxconn investment in Sharp looking less likely due to LCD manufacturer's shrinking stock value
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This Rare Video Shows How Your iPhone Gets Made

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Ever wonder how your iPhone was put together? One Chinese reporter got an extremely rare behind-the-scenes look at how workers at Foxconn, Apple's manufacturing partner, assemble the phone at its manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, China. The video offers perhaps the most comprehensive snapshot yet of what goes into making one...
This Rare Video Shows How Your iPhone Gets Made
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New Motorola 'Moto X' phone teased at D11, due in October

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Motorola Mobile has confirmed rumors of a new phone in the works. Speaking at D11, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside named the phone the Moto X, confirming earlier rumors. The new device will boast an OLED screen, and be assembled in a Fort Worth, Texas manufacturing plant, with worldwide sourced parts....    ...
New Motorola 'Moto X' phone teased at D11, due in October

Nokia breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

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As previously reported, Nokia on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony that kicked-off development of the company’s first manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The new plant is located in Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Bac Ninh province and is beng developed on 42 acres of land. Nokia plans to open the factory...
Nokia breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

Nokia set to open its first manufacturing center in Vietnam on April 23

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Nokia is awaiting the final permits before it begins the construction of its first manufacturing plant in Vietnam, which is scheduled to open April 23, according to Vietnamese news site BaoMoi. The Finnish firm already has a memorandum of understanding over the site but it is waiting on the required...
Nokia set to open its first manufacturing center in Vietnam on April 23

Nikon posts Q3 2011 earnings, sees 'extraordinary losses' due to Thailand floods

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Nikon posted its Q3 earnings report this morning, and there isn't a whole lot to smile about. The cameramaker had to swallow an "extraordinary" ¥10.9 billion loss last quarter (approximately $143.1 million), due to widespread flooding that devastated its Thailand manufacturing plant, in October. Today's report comes just a...
Nikon posts Q3 2011 earnings, sees 'extraordinary losses' due to Thailand floods
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