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Symposium to Focus On How Technology Is Driving a Renaissance In U.S. Manufacturing

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, joining via live web stream from his office, will be a presenter at the “Manufacturing in America Symposium,” sponsored by Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc., March 20-21 at Ford Field and the GEM Theater in Detroit. The event aims to bring together U.S. manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, and innovators to explore how technology is driving a U.S. manufacturing renaissance.

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2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index Shows Talent as Key Driver

Access to talented workers is the top indicator of a country’s manufacturing competitiveness, followed by a country’s trade, financial and tax system, and then the cost of labor and materials, according to the 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.



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Emerson On Why Product Usability Matters

Last week at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in Anaheim, Calif., I had the opportunity to talk a little shop with Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management, and Peter Zornio, the company’s chief strategic officer. During our conversation, Mr. Sonnenberg and Mr. Zornio shed some light on Emerson’s recent initiatives in the areas of usability, industrial wireless, and broad-based trends within the world of process automation and instrumentation. Over the next week, I will be posting transcripts of my Q&A with Mr. Sonnenberg and Mr. Zornio. The following is the first in this series of posts. It concentrates on Emerson’s recent focus on product usability and its Human Centered Design program.

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Semiconductor Manufacturing to Benefit From New Etching Technique Developed By Researchers

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, to craft some of the most complex semiconductors, manufacturers etch pre-defined patterns into wafers, carving out structures layer by layer. The processes can be time-consuming and are executed blindly, leaving few opportunities to monitor the etching or make any necessary adjustments.

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Manufacturing Day 2012 Slated for Oct. 5

More than 150 manufacturing companies and educational organizations from across the country have pledged their participation in Manufacturing Day 2012, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5. The event is designed to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, according to event sponsors.