BMW invests in solid-state startup
May 04, 2021Solid Power, a producer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, has raised USD 130 million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford Motor Company and Volta Energy Technologies.
Ford accelerates battery R&D with new battery centre
April 28, 2021Ford is launching a new global battery centre of excellence – called Ford Ion Park – to accelerate its R&D of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing.
Marvell completes its acquisition of Inphi
April 21, 2021Marvell Technology has completed its acquisition of Inphi Corporation; the combination creates a US semiconductor powerhouse.
From flourishing to floundering: automakers to face further issues
March 15, 2021In the first half of 2020, the automotive industry took a hard hit from COVID-19 with demand nosediving, production shutdowns and allocation shifts focusing on telecommunications and industrial automation. As a result, sales went down a whopping 34%.
Ford to electrify its European operations - invest $1 billion
February 17, 2021The carmaker is taking a significant step forward in its European transformation, committing to go all-in on its electric passenger vehicles and to substantially grow and electrify its commercial vehicle business.
Cadence to acquire NUMECA
January 25, 2021Cadence Design Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NUMECA International, a company focused on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, multi-physics simulation and optimization.
Marvell to acquire Inphi – accelerating growth in cloud and 5G infrastructure
October 30, 2020Marvell Technology Group and Inphi Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement under which Marvell will acquire Inphi for about USD 10 billion.
Ford breaks ground on new electric F-150 plant
September 18, 2020Ford says it is deepening its commitment to American manufacturing. The company is doing with with the production start of the all-new F-150 at the storied Ford Rouge Center and confirming construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022.
Calian acquires Canadian manufacturer of wireless antennas
September 04, 2020Calian Group announces that it has acquired Tallysman Wireless, a leading manufacturer of precision Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) antennas, and related components.
Mobileye and Ford enters high-volume agreement for ADAS
July 22, 2020Mobileye, an Intel company, and Ford Motor Company are collaborating on bringing driver-assistance systems across Ford’s global product lineup.
Construction starts at Kyungshin new factory in Serbia
June 03, 2020The South Korean automotive company has initiated the construction of its new facility in the municipality of Smederevska Palanka in Serbia – once completed 700 new jobs will be created.
PVA joins growing list of companies helping fight COVID-19
March 25, 2020Upstate New York-based PVA has ramped up efforts to supply solutions for the shortage of COVID-19 test kits, portable respirators, and mechanical ventilators.
Getting creative: Ford, 3M, GE, UAW unite to battle COVID
March 25, 2020Ford Motor Company, 3M and GE Healthcare are brainstorming ways to engineer and manufacture medical equipment and supplies for front line healthcare workers and responders, as well as patients fighting coronavirus.
Intellitronix seeing interest from Ford
March 24, 2020Ohio-based Intellitronix Corporation, a subsidiary of US Lighting Group, has been invited by the Ford Motor Company to submit a proposal to design and manufacture an automotive electronics component for one of the automaker’s upcoming vehicles.
Kyungshin Cables to make a €20 million investment in Serbia
March 17, 2020The South Korean cable company plans to invest EUR 20 million in the construction of a factory for electric vehicle charger cable sets in Smederevska Palanka, Serbia.
Rivian announces close of fourth funding round
January 13, 2020Rivian closed an investment round of USD 1.3 billion in late December, led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc., with Amazon, Ford Motor Company also participating.
ZKW expands locations in Mexico and Slovakia
January 10, 2020Before wrapping up 2019, the Austrian lighting systems specialist announced investments a total of over EUR 210 million euros in its production plants in Mexico and Slovakia.
Ford announces massive investment in MI
January 09, 2020Ford Motor Company has announced plans to add thousands of jobs and pump upwards of a billion dollars into two Michigan plants, to support an expansion that includes the company's electric and autonomous vehicle lines.
Don't forget about human inclusion in industry 4.0
November 19, 2019Michael Ford from Aegis Software is reminding the industry in the midst of connectivity that our most powerful asset is still the human employee.
Key points to consider when it comes to manufacturing data and the cloudLoad more news
November 04, 2019People have begun describing their cloud systems as "the fog." I get the feeling the joke is based on actual events. Are we" venting" gases into the atmosphere with our data during this digital era just like we did during the industrial age?