Advanced Technologies Are Taking Ford into the Future Today

Ford Motor Co. has adopted the phrase “Factory of Tomorrow” to describe its vision of the future, which includes in part a plan for the automaker to transform into “a truly digital operation.”

The phrase is a little deceiving, however, once you hear what Ford is doing in the way of advanced technology today—because it’s already doing quite a lot.

In his Dec. 3 keynote address during IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing & Technology Virtual conference, Mike Mikula, global chief engineer in  Ford’s advanced manufacturing organization, shared some of the company’s advances in areas such as additive manufacturing, collaborative robots, extended reality and even exoskeletons. And more.

For example, while Ford has been using additive manufacturing since the 1980s, today’s deployments go far beyond simple prototyping or cosmetic flourishes. Mikula described how the company is both designing and fabricating, via additive manufacturing, parking brake brackets for the Mustang GT 500.

“This is

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Roku hires Apple Siri architect Brian Pinkerton to lead advanced technology development

Roku has poached a senior Apple Siri executive to lead development of new technology for its own streaming software and platforms.

Brian Pinkerton joined the streaming platform as its senior vice president of Advanced Development, according to a Roku staff page. At Roku, he will focus on “technical innovation and strategic software development across the platform.”

Although his specialty at Apple involved Siri voice commands, his work at Roku will apparently involve broader and more disparate technologies. It isn’t clear what those will be, but the streaming service highlighted Pinkerton’s “more than 30 years of experience with leadership roles focused on human-centered problems in computer systems and natural language processing.”

Previously, Pinkerton served as the chief architect of Apple’s Siri digital assistant. He served in that role from January 2018 through November 2020, according to his LinkedIn page.

Before his tenure at Apple, Pinkerton served as VP of Search at

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New Orbotech Flex PCB Manufacturing Solutions Enable Future Generations of Advanced Electronics

YAVNE, Israel, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Orbotech, a KLA (NASDAQ:KLAC) company, today announced two new roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing solutions for flexible printed circuit (FPCs), enabling the design and mass production of new generations of electronic devices, including 5G smartphones, advanced automotive and medical devices. Orbotech’s innovative roll-to-roll solutions for direct imaging (DI) and UV laser drilling overcome many of the yield, throughput and quality challenges inherent in flex material manufacturing. Leveraging newly developed and field-proven technologies, the solutions facilitate high quality, cost-effective mass production of ultra-thin flexible printed circuits that are critical in advanced electronics.

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The two new series of solutions are the drum-based Orbotech Infinitum™ for R2R direct imaging, and the Orbotech Apeiron™ for flex R2R and sheet-by-sheet panel UV laser drilling.

The Orbotech Infinitum series:

  • Uses Orbotech’s new breakthrough DDI Technology™ (Drum Direct Imaging) for optimal material handling and high-speed imaging to deliver extremely
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Semiconductor Advanced Packaging Market 2020-2024- Featuring Amkor Technology Inc., ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES Inc., among others to contribute to the market growth | Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Opportunities, and Forecast 2024 | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The semiconductor advanced packaging market is poised to grow by USD 14.41 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period.

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LEDs and High Efficiency Lighting Market Projections & Growth Status Analyzed During 2021-2030| Advanced Lighting Technologies, Cree, Feit Electric

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Global Advanced Distribution Management Systems Software Market 2020 Sales Channels, Technology and Production Analysis, Business Growth by 2026

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Japan launches advanced relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit

A Japanese satellite carrying laser relay technology launched into space Sunday (Nov. 29) on a mission to transfer data at high speeds from military and civilian Earth observation spacecraft.



Artist's concept of the JAXA Laser Utilizing Communication System (LUCAS) payload relaying information to other satellites using laser technology.


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Artist’s concept of the JAXA Laser Utilizing Communication System (LUCAS) payload relaying information to other satellites using laser technology.

The communications satellite carrying the laser payload soared to orbit at at 2:25 a.m. EST (0725 GMT or 4:25 p.m. local time) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, aboard an H-IIA rocket.

Rocket builder and launch provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced the successful launch on Twitter, adding the satellite had separated from the upper stage of the rocket. From there, the satellite will make its way to geostationary orbit for a 10-year mission. “It was confirmed that the rocket flew as planned,” MHI said in a machine-translated statement from Japanese. 

Unusually, the mission

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Global Advanced Shopping Technology Industry Analysis, Size, Market share, Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2025

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DXC Technology and Infinia ML Team Up to Bring Benefits of Advanced Machine Learning to Global Customers

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced a new relationship with Infinia ML to further advance machine learning and data analytics to help customers manage and drive stronger performance and value from their IT estates.

DXC will utilize Infinia ML machine learning capabilities across its Enterprise Technology Stack to automate document processing, boost performance of mission-critical IT systems, guide enterprise decision making, and enhance customer service/support. In addition, Infinia ML will audit artificial intelligence (AI) systems to ensure they perform at the highest level.

Infinia ML will strengthen DXC’s ability to support customers with sophisticated end-to-end machine learning solutions such as natural language processing, object detection, and behavior prediction across the businesses.

“Infinia ML has a proven ability to bring machine learning out of the lab and into the real world, and its capabilities align well with the ‘new DXC’, which is focused on our customers and

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Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Health Canada Approval of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a leading insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, today announced Health Canada approval of the t:slim X2™ insulin pump with Control-IQ™ technology. Control-IQ technology is an advanced hybrid closed-loop feature designed to help increase time in range (3.9-10 mmol/L)1 and deliver automatic correction boluses in addition to adjusting insulin to help prevent high and low blood sugar. The system integrates with Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), which requires no fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions.2,3,4

All in-warranty t:slim X2 pump users in Canada will have the option to add Control-IQ technology to their existing pump beginning in March 2021 via remote software update. The update will be free of charge through December 31, 2021.5 Tandem expects to begin shipping t:slim X2 insulin pumps with Control-IQ technology in Canada in the first quarter of next year.

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