News tagged with automobile

Revived Infineon raises full-year targets

German semi-conductor company Infineon raised on Tuesday its 2011 sales and profit margin targets after posting a more than three-fold increase in net profit for the first quarter of its fiscal year.

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Business
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Automobile plants make more with less

Competition is fierce in the automobile industry. Worldwide overcapacity has created price pressures that are particularly challenging for manufacturers that are already having a tough time managing their ...

dateApr 12, 2013 in Engineering
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Robots speed up path to discovery

The work force at Lake Nona's Sanford-Burnham Institute includes 90 scientific staffers, 60 administrators and support personnel -- and a team of three robots. The trio is part of a $15 million investment from the National ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Robotics
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Tape laying gets closer to series production

Increasingly, metals in cars and airplanes are being replaced by fiber-reinforced plastics. Producing these materials using tape laying offers several advantages. Scientists are now working on readying this ...

dateOct 05, 2012 in Engineering
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China plans stricter fuel standards after smog

China has announced stricter motor fuel standards in a bid to reduce harmful emissions after smog blanketed much of the country last month—but the measures will not come fully into force for almost five ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Environment
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Lead-free technology on its way

The change-over to lead-free products is in full progress. The problem is however that the environmentally friendly alternatives have to be as effi cient as the lead-containing variants. One example is the ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Materials Science
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