WASHINGTON (AP) — A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, government officials and experts said Wednesday. They warned that industries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the so-called Stuxnet worm as they merge networks and computer systems to increase efficiency.
Will 2010 be the year of inflation? According to Rob Subbaraman of Nomura, there is little concern over inflation in the United States, but overseas markets need to be greatly concerned -- specifically in Asia. What effects does this have on global economies and global business? Here is a breakdown of "the inflation effect.
Tablets are all the rage these days, and that has resulted in escalated tensions between Apple founder Steve Jobs and those companies that are manufacturing seven-inch tablets. On one hand, Jobs says the tablets are simply too small, while the companies that will produce the smaller tablets feel they are the perfect blend of convenience and performance.
As investors await GM's initial public offering, many will be taking a hard look at the overall health of the U.S. auto giant. Now 16 months removed from the brink of collapse, GM looks to move forward and return to prominence in the post-recession world after posting three straight profitable quarters.
If you took a standard pickup truck, stripped away all of the parts that weren't an incubator, would you have an incubator? Apparently, the answer to that question is "Yes." Tim Prestero, CEO of Design That Matters, explains how car parts are being used to save the lives of premature babies in poor countries.
In case you were wondering which of the following smart phones would grill the fastest, the Android G2, the Windows Phone 7 HTC Surround, or the iPhone 4, this video should provide the answer. Frankly, I was a bit surprised how long each of them sat on the grill before their respective screens went blank.
MTI Systems (West Springfield, MA) recently unveiled the Costimator, Version 11.0, the company’s latest cost estimating solution for manufacturing. There are a number of new features contained in Version 11. They include: An enhanced user interface for greater ease of use Expanded drag and drop functionality More than 1100 new cost models Improved systems management New product/pricing matrix Check out www.
When a recurring deviation and obviously ineffective corrective and protective action happens the third time, you no longer own the deviation/ investigation/ corrective and protective action —your boss does . Here I am at a foreign airport with time on my hands due to a significantly delayed flight.
General Electric set to lead the charge in the electric vehicle industry with its charging station set to release next year. by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, Product Design and Development We’ve seen the commercials, concepts, prototypes, and actual products. Yes, the electrical vehicle has entered the market, and as gas prices continue to climb, battery-power transportation is becoming more popular among consumers.
Caroline Lace, Director of Business Systems TDP Corp., which offers complete product realization services, discusses how her company leverages PLM software to improve product quality. According to Lace, Omify's PLM software has allowed her company to expedite some of its tasks and speed up design efforts.
AutomationDirect (Atlanta, GA) recently added a 4-inch TFT color touch screen HMI panel to its C-more Micro-Graphic family of operator interfaces. The panel features a 320 x 240 dot display; 32,768 colors are designed t provide clear and colorful graphics for vibrant and intuitive screens.
PLANO, TX – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Auburn University today announced the largest in-kind corporate contribution ever received by the university.
BEIJING (AP) — A European Union envoy said Wednesday he will press Chinese officials to maintain exports of rare earths needed by high-tech industry. European companies are worried about Beijing's plans to reduce export quotas, said Matthew Baldwin, the union's director of market access.
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. said it's still not clear when it will resume test flights for its new 787. The planes have been grounded since an electrical fire forced an emergency landing Nov. 9. Boeing said on Tuesday that it must finish investigating the fire and decide if any design changes are necessary before test flights resume.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are calling on manufacturers of heart-zapping defibrillators to fix long-standing problems with the emergency devices that have triggered dozens of recalls and led to injuries and deaths. Defibrillators use electric shocks to jolt the heart back to normal after patients collapse from cardiac arrest.
NEW YORK (AP) — When General Motors finally offers stock to the public later this week, small investors will probably be left out in the cold. Pension funds, mutual funds and other big institutions all want a piece of the rehabilitated GM. That means the three dozen banks divvying up the new shares may not have much left for individual investors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial production in the U.S. was unchanged in October, as a sharp drop in utility output offset gains by manufacturers producing big-ticket goods for consumers and businesses. The Federal Reserve says that output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities was flat last month after falling by 0.
Time Magazine recently revealed its list of the 50 best inventions of 2010. There were a number of major technological breakthroughs over the course of the past few months, including the development of a jetpack, robotic prosthetic legs that allows paraplegics to walk again, and a super bus that can hold roughly 1,000 passengers.
Emerging markets are expected to want the same choice, quality, and value that mature markets have enjoyed, making the manufacturing of consumer goods an even more complex science requiring new and game changing ideas in information technology. CPG manufacturers and their suppliers face unprecedented market challenges.
A Wisconsin-based manufacturer has spent the last decade developing and trying to perfect a methodology for producing a certain product at a significantly lower cost. Before a potato hits the dinner plate, it may have taken six to eight years of development to get there.