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Group Accuses Samsung of Using Child Labor at Chinese Assembly Plant

July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON—Social activism organization Green America is alleging that Samsung is employing child labor at its cell phone assembly plant in China.


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Thieves Raid Brazilian Electronics Assembly Plant

July 9, 2014

SAO PAULO—Thieves raided a Samsung electronics assembly plant here during the night shift early Monday, subduing workers and guards, and making off with at least $6 million worth of cell phones and computers.


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MES a Winning Solution for Gaming Developer

July 1, 2014

Luck is the key to winning on slot machines, but not to being a successful manufacturer in the gaming markets industry. To achieve that, a company needs to have foresight and be innovative.


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Automated Inspection Delivers Quality PCBs

July 1, 2014

Canadian-based PCB manufacturer Candor Industries Inc. is well known in the industry for its ability to produce prototype standard circuit boards very quickly—often within 24 hours. More complex prototypes can be completed in three days and be in full production within 10.


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Automotive head-up displays reduce driver distractions

July 1, 2014

The auto industry has a long history of borrowing ideas from the aerospace sector, ranging from aerodynamic styling to lightweight materials. The latest adoption is head-up display (HUD) technology, which was originally developed for fighter jets.


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Automotive Tech Consortium Debuts New OS

June 30, 2014

DETROIT—The Open Automotive Alliance, a consortium of automotive OEMs and technology providers like Google, has launched a new, automotive-specific operating system—Android Auto.


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Solar Equipment Manufacturer to Build Michigan Factory

June 19, 2014

WALKER, MI—SolarBOS Inc. will invest $884,000 to open a new assembly plant here, creating approximately 50 new jobs over the next three years. The company makes combiner boxes and other auxiliary equipment for solar power installations.


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Delicious Irony—Apple Assembly Line Runs Windows

June 10, 2014

AUSTIN, TX—Say it ain’t so: Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a photo of himself touring the company’s assembly line here, where the Mac Pro is made. The problem? Right behind Cook is an Apple-branded monitor—and it’s clearly running Windows.


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Stencil Printer Enables EMS Provider to Increase PCB Production

June 3, 2014

Terneuzen, Holland-based Dethon Industrie specializes in assembling and testing custom PCBs for telecommunications, LED lighting, industrial applications, and ship-navigation and medical systems.


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Robots Assemble Circuit Breakers

June 3, 2014

In the world of assembly, ABB is known primarily for its leading-edge industrial robots. But, there’s much more to this multinational corporation, which operates 300 manufacturing plants in 100 countries, has nearly 150,000 employees, and reported global revenue of $42 billion in 2013.


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Lenze Americas Opens Assembly and Logistics Center in Illinois

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.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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