Like desktop computer users, manufacturers know all too well the problem of planned obsolescence. This happens when a new operating system is intentionally designed to be incompatible with various older software programs.
ZHENGZHOU, China—An employee at Foxconn’s electronics manufacturing operation here committed suicide by jumping off a building at the complex. The death comes after Foxconn had worked to improve labor conditions following a series of suicides in 2010 and 2011, mostly at the company’s Shenzhen factory.
EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has shipped two lean assembly cells to an automotive electronics manufacturer. The cells include equipment for labeling, screwdriving and connector installation.
On September 25, 2012, Lenze Americas held a grand opening at its new mechanical product assembly and logistics center in Glendale Heights, IL. The facility supports electromechanical product manufacturing operations for the Americas region.