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Manufacturing Analytics and Industry 4.0 Monitoring Solutions | MachineMetrics
The industry's first AI-driven predictive analytics platform for discrete manufacturers and machine builders. Our award-winning Industry 4.0-ready solutions work out-of-the-box to increase equipment productivity and efficiency through Industrial IoT edge connectivity, real-time visibility, deep manufacturing analytics, and predictive and prescriptive alerts.
manufacturing  analytics  ml  tmt  USA 
4 hours ago by shalmaneser
In Focus: Technology and the Evolution of the Real Estate Industry - Area Development
The marriage of physical and digital technologies is having a transformative effect on real estate markets — from industrial and distribution to office.
area-development-features  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  manufacturing  real-estate 
22 hours ago by areadevelopment
High Tech is the Real China Threat
The welcome news emerging from the G20 meeting in Argentina this month was that China and the United States had agreed to a truce in the escalating trade war the two sides have been fighting for the last year.

Yet a more worrisome question is what will become of the longer-term economic rivalry between the two. For the United States, the trend lines are troubling, particularly as China works methodically to become the world’s technology leader. China’s rise as a technological powerhouse isn’t just a threat to U.S. national pride or jobs—it is becoming a big concern as well for the U.S. military. In some critical industries, the battle for technological dominance is a battle the United States is already losing.

“Say you’re making the latest generation of a helicopter, and you want flat-panel displays for the cockpit. Where do they come from? From Asia. They all come from two time zones in Asia,” says Willy Shih, a Harvard economist who studies technology and manufacturing. “I’d say 70 percent of the world’s semiconductor foundry capacity is in three science parks in Taiwan. All of the small optical sensors come from Asia. Touchscreens—from Asia. Camera components, optical components—Asia.”

Additionally, the Defense report found that there are other areas that are threatened, including machine tools, composite materials, and printed circuit boards. About 90 percent of the world’s printed circuit boards are made in Asia, with more than half made in China—while the “U.S. printed circuit board sub-sector is aging, constricting, and failing to maintain the state of the art.”

Chinese dominance in making high-tech equipment doesn’t necessarily constitute a national security crisis. But the fear is that if tensions with China were to escalate, China could cut off the supply of critical U.S. military components. Recent sparring between the United States and China over technology equipment companies such as Huawei and ZTE reflects U.S. worries that China could try to gain a military advantage by designing electrical components that it secretly controls. In 2010, the U.S. Navy bought 59,000 computer chips destined for helicopters that were discovered to be counterfeits containing a “Trojan horse” or “kill switch” flaw that would have allowed an enemy to render the helicopter’s weapons inoperable. In October of this year, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the Chinese military had secretly inserted microchips the size of a grain of rice on server motherboards made in China that wound up in the mainframes of nearly 30 companies, including Apple, for the purpose of conducting industrial espionage.

Deng Xiaoping once famously counseled his countrymen to “hide our capacities and bide our time”—a nod to playing the long game for which China is famous. For the last few decades, China has followed Deng’s advice, ramping up its manufacturing capacity with the help of state subsidies, foreign investment, and cheap labor. For years, China was thought of as the world’s factory floor, exporting cheap sneakers, T-shirts, and plastic toys around the globe. Lately, though, China has set its sights on higher-tech industries. Its “Made in China 2025” plan calls for rapid development in 10 high-tech fields including robotics, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, and aerospace engineering.
China  WeeklyStandard  IP  HighTech  Manufacturing  Defense 
yesterday by richardwinter
Artificial Intelligence and the coming of the self-designing machine | Ars Technica
AI has increasingly played a role in designing products in the form of generative design software. AI-driven generative design software makes it possible for humans and AI to work together to rapidly consider every conceivable design option and to test them all before choosing one for production.
manufacturing  AI  research  business 
5 days ago by basemaly
The War for Talent — A Battle for Employee Attraction and Retention - Area Development
Employers need to anticipate the competition for employees, increase wages, recruit nationally, and utilize local site selection strategies to attract the desired talent.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  labor  manufacturing 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Mind Over Matter: Artificial Intelligence Can Slash The Time Needed To Develop New Materials - Forbes
The convergence of mind and matter, of digital and physical technologies lies at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. The marriage of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and materials science represents one of the clearest examples.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  AI  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  tech  technology  high-tech 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Plex Systems appoints new CEO Bill Berutti – here’s a first look at his plans
"I don't usually write about CEO movements. But the appointment of CEO Bill Berutti at Plex Systems is especially interesting. Prior to the announcement, Berutti gave me a first look at his plans - and fielded my concerns."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  manufacturing 
7 days ago by jonerp

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