Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack

Hackers managed to invade the safety system of an infrastructure facility in what analysts are calling a “watershed” cyberattack that stopped plant operations, according to investigators.

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Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China


Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, barely two years after opening it. Instead of being manufactured in the US, future Surface Hubs will be built in China.

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Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online


Intel has announced it will finish Fab 42 and bring the facility online at the 7nm node. It expects to have the plant operational by 2020 – 2021.

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'Pleasantly surprised' man gives jail cell positive TripAdvisor-style review

A new facility in Birmingham, U.K., recently received an impressive review that has been generating plenty of buzz.

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Apple's Yokohama, Japan R&D facility opening delayed until early 2017

Article Image Apple’s upcoming research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but new details posted at the construction site reveal the facility will now be completed by March of 2017.

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Late-night 'motor noises' emanate from Apple's mysterious car testing center

Article Image Apple’s top-secret Sunnyvale, Calif., automotive testing facility has been the source of loud “motor noises” late at night that irked at least one nearby neighbor, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Fire breaks out at Foxconn's main iPhone factory, no injuries or production setbacks reported

Article Image A fire erupted Sunday evening at Foxconn’s main iPhone manufacturing facility in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, though no one was hurt and it didn’t affect production, the company claimed.

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Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.

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Apple supplier Catcher Technology accused of labor violations in China plant

Workers at a Catcher-owned facility in Suqian, China are subjected to discriminatory hiring policies, forced to handle toxic materials without proper protective gear, and made to work excessive overtime to manufacture parts for Apple’s next-generation iPad Air, according to a scathing undercover report released Thursday by China Labor Watch and Green America.

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Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced nears completion of Arizona plant, volume production imminent

GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said its Arizona sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, built in partnership with Apple, is nearly complete and will transition from initial manufacturing to volume production in the near future.

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Apple & GTAT open second sapphire manufacturing facility in Massachusetts

Apple’s much-ballyhooed sapphire plant in Arizona is not its only production facility for the crystalline material, according to a new regulatory filing from manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies, as the two companies have also opened a secondary location in Salem, Mass.

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Tim Cook lauds 'American manufacturing expertise' during visit to Texas Mac Pro factory

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped in on the Austin, Texas facility that manufactures the new Mac Pro on Thursday, watching as technicians assembled the powerful desktop computers before expressing his appreciation for the new “Made in the USA” approach.

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