Tesla’s water problem

Experts say Tesla’s Berlin factory would double the local region’s water needs.

Jacob Cohen • February 24, 2022

We’ve got a massive semiconductor worker shortage

The US may be short 300k semiconductors workers by 2025.

Trung T. Phan • January 4, 2022

Intel’s $20B pivot could save the company, and help solve the chip shortage

Intel spent $20B on a pivot that could save the company and help solve the chip shortage.

Rob Litterst • October 25, 2021

Just-in-time auto manufacturing is having a rough time

Auto manufacturers use just-in-time manufacturing to run their assembly lines. But nothing is running on time.

Jacob Cohen • May 5, 2021

WFH has caused a massive chip shortage. And it’s costing car companies billions.

The world needs more semiconductors. That’s a problem for the automotive industry, which may hold back 1m vehicles due to the shortage.

Jacob Cohen • February 9, 2021

Intel has fallen behind in the semiconductors war. Can a new CEO turn it around?

Intel’s incoming CEO says the firm will consider outsourcing manufacturing. Will it be enough?

Trung T. Phan • January 25, 2021

India’s making a big play for China’s iPhone production

India is making headway into smartphone production...but has a long way to go.

Trung T. Phan • October 12, 2020

Blue-collar work goes business caj as factory work requires college degrees

Since many factories now require them, factory workers with college degrees are projected to outnumber workers without them in 3 years.

Caroline Dohack • December 11, 2019

Ford plans to ride into the electric future in an F-150 that’s both fuel efficient and badass

Ford announced that it will launch electric versions of all its F-series trucks as a part of its push into the EV market.

Conor Grant • January 18, 2019

Thanks to slipping sales, Ford is on a collision course with the investment junkyard 

Ford slipped down an investment grade thanks to flagging global sales, and unless it makes “clear progress” a double downgrade is on the road ahead.

Conor Grant • August 31, 2018

Whistleblower claims drug-trafficking ring operates inside of Tesla’s Nevada factory

Tesla is in turmoil after a whistleblower alleges illegal drug trafficking connected to a Mexican cartel existed at the Nevada Gigafactory.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 20, 2018

Brains, planes, and automobiles: 3D printing is changing the way we make… everything

This post is sponsored by GE. When skull implant patients like Chris Cahill are rushed to the hospital, they usually don’t remember getting there. They’ve...
Lindsey Quinn • July 3, 2018

Nikola v. Tesla: Musk’s company sued for $2B by hydrogen truck startup Nikola motors

Hydrogen-electric truck company Nikola Motors is suing Tesla for $2B, claiming their new truck causes “confusion in the market.”

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 3, 2018

Power to the Peep-le: Union workers claim a sweet win over old man ’mallow

Marshmallow makers at a Pennsylvania Peeps factory won a court decision that will force their company Just Born, to honor their pension promises (while they still can).

Conor Grant • April 30, 2018

Ford doubles its electric car investment to catch up with the competition

On Sunday, Ford said they plan to jump-start their electric vehicle spending, promising to shell out $11B, and have 40 electric vehicles in their lineup by 2022. It’s a massive increase from the $4.5B investment the company announced back in 2015, but with crosstown rival GM shooting to have 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, […]

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 16, 2018

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