The dismal performance announced Thursday provided the latest evidence of a technological shift that is making it difficult to sell laptop and desktop machines. Until recently, consumers had regularly replaced machines with faster ones every few years.
Investigators working in the remnants of an exploded Texas fertilizer plant sifted by hand through untold kernels of corn, moved tons of debris and conducted more than 400 interviews, while searching for the missing piece to solve what many officials compared to an extraordinary puzzle.
The Transportation Safety Board says the U.S. manufacturer of flying cars has grounded all five of its prototypes until it can determine a cause for a recent crash in B.C. One of the Maverick flying cars crashed near a Vernon elementary school last week, leaving a pilot and a passenger with minor injuries.
aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software solutions, announced that Iveco, part of Fiat Group, has deployed aPriori’s software platform to set, track and meet target costs across its product design process. Iveco will apply aPriori in its value engineering and new product development processes to identify and deliver new cost efficiencies for a broad range of products and groups.
hybris, the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that for the second year running it has been included as a Leader in Gartner's latest 'Magic Quadrant for E-Commerce'. Following substantial growth in 2011, hybris has further consolidated its position as the market's dominant independent e-commerce and omni-channel vendor which it believes has helped to achieve its leadership placement in the Gartner report.
Atidan announced it has qualified as a member of the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate program by demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft's customers evolving needs in today's dynamic cloud marketplace. To qualify for the Cloud Accelerate program, partners must successfully demonstrate their cloud services expertise through rigorous sales and technical assessments; and ensure the highest quality of services.
Dell and Intel experts discuss where cloud computing began, where it is now, and what quantitative and qualitative results it can bring to your enterprise. Smaller companies generally choose to start off with a public cloud, but as they grow, they bring those functions back in-house and create their own private cloud. Watch to learn more.
CEO Bob McDonald wants Procter & Gamble to move to a zero waste production environment. The company has a 4-part vision that includes things like powering plants with 100 percent renewable energy, renewable materials used in their products and much more.
Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling, breaks down the importance of the President's efforts to create more manufacturing innovation hubs and the progress that is being made towards the goals he outlined in his State of the Union address.
Adding the LulzBot™ TAZ to their line up of innovative, Libre Hardware-inspired 3D printers, Aleph Objects, Inc. has introduced a game changer to the 3D printing industry. With the largest print volume of any desktop 3D printer in its class, the TAZ (formerly known as TK-0) offers unparalleled print quality compared to other 3D printers on the market. If you can think it up, you can print it.
For a long time sophisticated inventory management software solutions were too costly for most small and mid-size businesses. In addition to paying for the software license, you needed appropriate hardware to house the data and an IT staff to maintain the software and address problems. All of this adds up to high cost of ownership.
If you are working on a new product development initiative (NPI) for a discrete manufacturer, you’re likely under pressure to develop those products within specific cost, weight, market and quality targets under very tight timeframes. Developing and producing products that can meet all of these criteria, particularly cost, can be extremely challenging.
Apple's legendary profit margins may be challenged if the firm releases its long-rumored low-end iPhone later this year. But the ones really feeling the pinch will be its suppliers. Apple does none of its own production and relies on Asia's contract makers - the biggest of the bunch being Foxconn. Foxconn draws an estimated 60 to 70 percent of its business from work commissioned by Apple.
The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division and use the money to strengthen its ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony rejected the plan, but analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value.
U.S. factories cut back sharply on production in April, as auto companies cranked out fewer cars and most other industries reduced output. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that manufacturing output dropped 0.4 percent in April from March. It was the third decline in four months and the biggest since October.