Manufacturing - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Foxconn to invest $5B to set up first of up to 12 factories in India

    As part of its plan to set up to 12 manufacturing facilities in India by 2020, contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group is investing US$5 billion in a factory and other facilities in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

    Written by John Ribeiro and Michael Kan10 Aug. 15 13:51
  • How to apply Lean methodology to IT

    Nigel Brabyn of Nelson Forests sets out to discover double handling of data and information ‘log jams’.

    Written by Divina Paredes30 July 15 06:00
  • Chinese company reveals 3D printed buildings

    It might not exactly sound appealing to live in, but a Chinese company has constructed two buildings using a 3D printer that recycles industrial waste to form new building material.

    Written by Michael Kan20 Jan. 15 21:23
  • Buckley Systems founder is 2013 Flying Kiwi

    Bill Buckley started company that now supplies machinery used in the manufacture of more than 90 per cent of the world’s silicon chips.

    Written by Divina Paredes19 Nov. 13 13:45
  • 3D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

    3D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.

    Written by Zach Miners29 Oct. 13 07:16
  • Lapsing of Moore's Law opens up opportunity in chip design

    As the trend famously codified by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore -- that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years -- seems to be flagging, one top engineer suggests that it is time to rethink chip design to buy performance increases.

    Written by Agam Shah27 Aug. 13 18:47
  • BAT deploys Bring Your Own Device platform

    <a href="">British American Tobacco (BAT)</a> is implementing a mobility strategy around a platform supplied by Excitor. The Dynamic Mobile Exchange solution will allow the company to implement a <a href="">Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)</a>, BAT CIO Phil Colman told CIO UK.

    Written by Julian Goldsmith01 Dec. 11 04:49
  • IDC reports on the role of IT in manufacturing

    During these tough economic times, manufacturers worldwide are more than ever relying on IT to ensure that they survive for the upturn.
    New research by research and advisory firm IDC noted that manufacturers are currently re-assessing how they are doing their business and focusing on &quot;operational efficiencies.&quot; The research on IDC Manufacturing Insights noted that the economic crisis is bringing out the best in companies.

    Written by MIS Asia staff23 Nov. 09 22:00
  • IT for better beer

    IT is now essential to any beverage company's business, according to Allan Ong, general manager, group management information system, Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).
    &quot;IT solutions are designed to play a critical role in supporting brewery operations, such as facilitating logistics, sales and distribution transactions,&quot; says Ong. &quot;IT also helps in the delivery of information for analysis and business decision making, in the various overseas markets where APB operates.&quot;

    Written by Melissa Chua15 Oct. 08 22:00