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Biden will review tech supply chains to reduce dependence on China

By batteries, battery, biden, China, engadget, gear, manufacturing, News, personal computing, politics, president biden, processors, rare earth, semiconductors, supply chain

The US is still heavily dependent on other countries for technology manufacturing (among other products), and President Biden is looking for ways to reduce that dependence. The LA Times has learned that Biden is ordering a review of US supply …

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Microsoft hopes its cloud expertise can modernize nonprofits

By cloud, engadget, financial services, gear, Healthcare, industry cloud, manufacturing, Microsoft, microsoft cloud for industry, News, nonprofit, telehealth

After debuting its new Industry Cloud service with a suite of tools for the healthcare sector last year and unveiling a Retail-specific version in January, Microsoft is ready to introduce more areas of focus. The company is announcing today th…

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Top 10 forecasts of China’s manufacturing industry 2021

By artificial intelligence, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, logistics, manufacturing, technology

50% of China’s top 2000 enterprises will use AI to develop risk-based operational decision guidance and insight; the time to market will be reduced by 55%, according to forecasts from IDC. 1. AI risk decision By 2026, 50% of China’s top 2000 enterprises will use artificial intelligence to develop risk-based operational decision guidance and insight, […]

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China’s economy in Q3; GDP grew 4.9%

By agriculture, chinainternetwatch, Economy & Trade, GDP, manufacturing, Pharmaceutical

China’s economic growth of the first three quarters shifted from negative to positive in Q3 2020. According to the preliminary estimates of National Bureau of Statistics of China, the gross domestic product (GDP) of China was 72,278.6 billion yuan in the first three quarters, a year-on-year growth of 0.7% at comparable prices. The GDP for […]

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Alibaba unveils New Manufacturing digital factory Xunxi

By artificial intelligence, chinainternetwatch, manufacturing, technology

Alibaba Group revealed its New Manufacturing model for the first time with the unveiling of Xunxi Digital Factory (“Xunxi”) on 16 September 2020. Powered by Alibaba’s cloud computing infrastructure and IoT, the Hangzhou-based factory offers SMEs a digitalized end-to-end manufacturing supply chain that allows for fully-customized, demand-driven production. This gives smaller businesses and manufacturers in […]

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Google says it offset all of the emissions it has ever generated

By 0, carbon emissions, carbon legacy, carbon neutral, climate, Climate Change, Data Centers, Emissions, engadget, google, greenhouse gasses, manufacturing, News, offset, operations, renewable, Renewable energy, tomorrow

As of today, Google has eliminated its entire “carbon legacy.” By that, the company means it has purchased high-quality carbon offsets to match all of the emissions ever produced by its data centers and campuses. That includes the emissions ge…

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LG Display halts work at phone screen factory after coronavirus infection

By coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, factory, gear, gumi, health, lg, manufacturing, medicine, Mobile, smartphone, South Korea

Samsung isn’t the only Korean tech giant grappling with coronavirus infections. LG Display has temporarily halted work at a smartphone screen factory in Gumi, South Korea after a bank worker near the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The compa…

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Samsung temporarily shuts down phone factory following coronavirus case

By coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, factory, galaxy z flip, gear, gumi, health, manufacturing, medicine, Mobile, outbreak, Samsung, smartphone, South Korea

Samsung’s coronavirus problems extend beyond people steering clear of phone stores. The company has closed a phone factory in Gumi, South Korea until February 24th after confirming that a factory worker was infected with COVID-19. The company told…

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Apple warns of iPhone ‘supply shortages’ due to coronavirus outbreak

By apple, Business, China, coronavirus, covid-19, Earnings, engadget, gear, iPhone, manufacturing, medicine, Mobile, production, shortage, smartphone

The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak will be worse than expected for Apple. The tech firm has warned that global iPhone supply will be "temporarily constrained" while it resumes production. Although its factory partners have …

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The gap behind China’s e-commerce factories

By Alibaba, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, manufacturing, Pinduoduo, Taobao

This is the second part of a three-part series on e-commerce companies’ exploration and collaboration with the manufacturing industry. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. You can download the full eBook here. Compared with manufacturing, China’s internet companies know more about how to interact with consumers. E-commerce factories is an attempt to promote manufacturing […]

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Pinduoduo and Taobao’s manufacturing strategies

By 1688, Alibaba, C2M, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, manufacturing, Pinduoduo, Taobao

This is the second part of a three-part series on e-commerce companies’ exploration and collaboration with the manufacturing industry. Read part 1 here. You can download the full eBook here. E-commerce giants are speeding up their deployment of factories. C2M, or customer to the manufacturer, is the direct connection between the customer and the manufacturing […]

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Insights of e-commerce and manufacturing collaboration in China

By Alibaba, Apparel, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, manufacturing, netease, Pinduoduo, Taobao, Yanxuan

This is the first part of a three-part series on e-commerce companies’ exploration and collaboration with the manufacturing industry. You can download the full eBook here. E-commerce factory is the collaboration of the manufacturing industry and the internet. Under the circumstances of retail sector being depressed while the traffic of e-commerce reaching the peak, the […]

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Sonos hikes prices on the Amp and Port as it moves production out of China

By av, Business, China, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Malaysia, manufacturing, politics, price, price hike, price increase, production, sonos, sonos amp, sonos port, speakers, trade war, Trump administration

Sonos is moving production of some of its products from China to Malaysia, and at the same time the company is increasing the price of the Sonos Amp and Sonos Port by $50. Sonos told The Verge that its decision to move production is less of a …

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President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory on November 20th

By apple, austin, Donald Trump, engadget, factory, gear, Mac Pro, manufacturing, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, president trump, texas

Apple is determined to win as as many tariff exemptions as it can, it seems. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas on November 20th, backing up rumors of an impending tour. It’s not c…

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Elon Musk: Berlin ‘gigafactory’ will build Teslas starting with the Model Y

By berlin, Business, electric, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, Germany, gigafactory, manufacturing, Model 3, Model Y, tesla, Transportation

After launching manufacturing facilities in the US and China, Tesla’s next location is apparently in Europe. Reuters and CNBC report that while speaking at an awards ceremony in Germany, Elon Musk announced the company’s ‘Gigafactory 4’ will be locat…

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Volkswagen begins pre-production of its ID.3 EV in China

By all-electric, anti, China, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, factory, gear, green, id.3, manufacturing, meb, plant, preproduction, production, SAIC, Shanghai, tomorrow, Transportation, Volkswagen, vw

Just days after Volkswagen showed off the first all-electric ID.3 produced at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced that it has entered pre-production in China, too. Like the Zwickau factory, the new plant in Anti, Shanghai, will…

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Honda will offset 60 percent of its US electricity use with wind and solar

By automaker, boiling spring wind farm, Business, carbon emissions, co2, electricity, Emissions, engadget, gear, green, honda, manufacturing, north america, offset, oklahoma, plant, Renewable energy, solar power, texas, tomorrow, Transportation, wind power

Honda plans to cover 60 percent of the electricity used at its North American manufacturing plants with renewable energy. Beginning next fall, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh per year from the Boiling Spring Wind Farm in Oklahoma. In fall 2021…

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China GDP overview for the first half of 2019

By chinainternetwatch, consumer price index, Economy & Trade, employment, GDP, investment, manufacturing, per capita income, q2 2019, real estate, rural area, urban area

The gross domestic product (GDP) of China was 45,093.3 billion yuan (US$6,565.68 billion) in the first half of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 6.3% at comparable prices according to the preliminary estimates of National Bureau of Statistics of China. The year-on-year GDP growth for the first quarter was 6.4 percent, and 6.2% for the second […]

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Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant opens next May with fewer jobs than promised

By Business, engadget, factory, Foxconn, gear, jobs, LCD, manufacturing, politics, production, subsidies, tax credits, wisconsin

Foxconn’s long-promised factory in Wisconsin will finally begin production in May 2020, but to start, it’s only creating 1,500 jobs. That’s far fewer than the 13,000 jobs it once said it would add. At this rate, Foxconn will likely lose out on hundre…

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Apple will reportedly manufacture its $6,000 Mac Pro in China

By apple, Business, China, engadget, gear, Mac Pro, manufacturing, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, production, quanta, quanta computer, tariff, tomorrow, trade war

Apple will manufacture its new $6,000 Mac Pro in China, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s not entirely surprising given that most of Apple’s products are made there, but the Mac Pro was Apple’s last major product manufactured in the US. The dec…

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Tariffs are forcing Big Tech to move production out of China

By apple, Business, China, engadget, facebook, Foxconn, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, huawei, imports, manufacturing, Microsoft, Mobile, motherboards, nest, nintendo, politics, switch, Taiwan, tariff, tariffs, trade war, trump, wistron

In response to the Trump administration’s trade war with China, major tech companies are preparing to relocate key manufacturing operations. According to Bloomberg, Google is moving production of its US-bound Nest thermostats and motherboards to Taiw…

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Internet economy overview 2019: China vs. the U.S.

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, IoT, manufacturing, Robotics, smart hardware, technology

China’s road to digital transformation is quite different from other markets as the consumer internet is driving the development of industrial internet, according to a report co-released by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Alibaba, and Baidu. To a certain extent, Chinese consumers have led a highly digital daily life. 20% of households in first- and […]

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Foxconn pledges to still build Wisconsin factory after Trump talks

By Business, donaldtrump, engadget, Foxconn, gear, LCD, manufacturing, politics, presidenttrump, subsidies, taxbreak, tomorrow, trump, wisconsin

Following talks with President Trump, Foxconn says it is indeed building a factory at its Wisconsin campus. Earlier this week, the company caused a furor when it said it’s shifting plans away from manufacturing to focus on a research and engineering…

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