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High Precision Positioning Stage

June 12, 2012 7:00 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Steinmeyer (Burlington, MA) has announced an exciting new addition to its line of precision linear stages.

MacBooks Include Thin Model with Sharper Display

June 12, 2012 6:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Thin is in.

OSPE Electric Actuator Series

June 12, 2012 6:51 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division (Rohnert Park, CA) has announced the release of its OSPE electric actuator series.

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Cypress Semiconductor offers $87.5M to buy Ramtron

June 12, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor is making a second takeover bid for Ramtron International after the first was rejected last year, though the offering price remains essentially the same.In a letter to the Ramtron board, Cypress said it prefers to move forward with a negotiated deal, but that it is fully...

GM CEO hopeful politicians will prevent recession

June 12, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's cautiously optimistic that U.S. political leaders will agree on an economic package to keep the country from tipping into a recession.Akerson told reporters before GM's annual meeting in Detroit that he expects a compromise on extending George W....

Shares of A123 Systems soar on technology news

June 12, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of A123 Systems jumped in early trading after the embattled electronic-car battery maker said that it had developed new lithium ion technology capable of operating in extreme heat or cold.Heat generated by powerful, next-generation batteries is one of the biggest hurdles in developing...

Verizon to ditch most phone plans for shared ones

June 12, 2012 5:50 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to Verizon's network.The new plans will become available on June 28, and reflect...

Photos of the Day: Giant Diesel Engines

June 12, 2012 5:48 am | by Beijer Electronics | News | Comments

The technology in MAN Diesel & Turbo’s giant diesel engines has its roots in one of the leading shipbuilders of the last century – Burmeister & Wain (B&W).

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Quality requirements drive MAN Diesel & Turbo

June 12, 2012 5:38 am | by Beijer Electronics | News | Comments

It is no accident that MAN Diesel & Turbo uses industrial computers from Beijer Electronics as human machine interface (HMI) for the company’s giant B&W engines.

Is a Manufacturing Career a Good Option For Young People?

June 12, 2012 5:19 am | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that shortages of skilled workers are most serious for machinists, craft workers, technicians, electricians, and engineers.

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June 12, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Berkshire Hathaway offers to buy ResCap unit

June 12, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is offering to buy the mortgage division and loan portfolio of Residential Capital LLC.Residential Capital, also known as ResCap, is a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc., the former auto lending arm of General Motors. ResCap filed for bankruptcy...

Verizon to Ditch Phone Plans, Go with Shared Plans

June 12, 2012 4:50 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. cellphone company, is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that allow consumers to share data usage among up to 10 phones and other devices.It's the biggest revamp in wireless pricing in years, and one that's likely to be copied...

Factory Raids Reveal Child Labor Persists in India

June 12, 2012 3:50 am | by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police raids on factories in the Indian capital have found children hard at work despite laws against child labor.Police rounded up 26 children Tuesday from three textiles factories and one that manufactures chemicals. Five men were arrested on charges of employing the children.The kids were...

Airlines, ticket firms battle over booking system

June 12, 2012 3:50 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

A guaranteed aisle seat, special meals, access to the VIP lounge — and tickets to a musical?Airlines want to raise new revenues by selling such extras alongside tickets and are locked in a battle with three companies that dominate the bookings industry over the introduction of a new global...

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