Pittsburgh Electrical Insulation, Fibertek | August 17, 2020
A Pittsburgh manufacturer of materials for electrical insulation earlier this month announced a deal with a suburban Nashville tape manufacturer to acquire its electrical products division.
Pittsburgh Electrical Insulation's purchase from Fibertek includes tape, film, laminate, wedge, and rope products under the Res-I-Glas, Res-I-Straint, Res-I-Band, Res-I-Flex, Res-I-Lam and B-Stage names.
PEI officials said the deal would broaden the products it offers to the electro-mechanical insulation market, as well as allow in-house product testing and the manufacturing of UL-approved laminates.
Fibertek makes tapes and laminates for electric motor, generator, and transformer applications, while PEI serves the power generation, mining, railroad, mass transit, and wind power sectors. Officials said the combination would "create an exciting, reliable supply option to OEM and repair industries."
CGI Inc | October 21, 2021
CGI has opened a new global innovation center dedicated to Industry 4.0 in the heart of the Occitanie region in Toulouse, France. This latest center completes a network of global innovation centers established by CGI in France, including centers dedicated to digital transformation (Montpellier), commerce and consumer services (Lille) and supply chain digitization (Lyon).
As the cradle of industry in France, Toulouse and the surrounding region are home to several high-tech industries, including aeronautics, pharmaceuticals and agri-food,Therefore, the choice to set up this new center in the region of Occitanie was obvious; we want be in close proximity to leading manufacturers in the area.
Jean-Bernard Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Grand Sud region, CGI
In the 2021 CGI Voice of Our Clients, which provides insights and recommendations based on interviews with nearly 1,700 business and technology executives, manufacturers cite modernizing and rationalizing their systems as a top priority. They also seek to digitize the value chain through technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and digital twins. In addition, developing innovative products and services through automation, including autonomous decision-making, within collaborative ecosystems is a key priority.
CGI's new global innovation center is designed to help manufacturers achieve these goals and more. It gives them the opportunity to experiment with innovative and practical solutions that are quickly executable. Further, because the center is interconnected with CGI's other innovation centers, visitors can explore all of CGI's offerings through a cross-center, immersive and personalized journey.
Overall, CGI is pursuing three major objectives with its new center in Toulouse:
Co-build, with manufacturing clients, the factory of the future.
Through innovation, develop new manufacturing solutions and improve existing ones.
Apply Industry 4.0 best practices to accelerate transformation.
Another unique aspect of the center is an immersive game designed to interactively teach a course structured around seven key Industry 4.0 issues, including: real-time monitoring, data continuity, digital twins, process automation, manufacturing execution systems, process mining, and cybersecurity.
"CGI has proven industry expertise across the globe," said Laurent Gerin, President of CGI's operations in Western and Southern Europe. "With a network of more than 6,000 experts, we deploy many technological innovations for our manufacturing clients. With this new center, we can help our clients address their key transformation challenges, with the objective of driving the end-to-end digitization of their value chains."
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 78,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2020 reported revenue is C$12.16 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
Cohu | December 08, 2021
Cohu, Inc., a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, announced that it had received a multi-system Diamondx tester order from a large Korean display driver manufacturer for AMOLED driver ICs used in mobile device applications.
Diamondx’s air-cooled test platform was selected for its production proven ability to test next generation display driver ICs with high test parallelism, enabling a faster production ramp and accelerating time-to-market. The platform scalability can address various display driver ICs, including TDDI (touch and display driver integration), OLED and logic and power management ICs in a universal low-cost configurable test platform.
We are very pleased with this design-win at a leading display driver manufacturer in South Korea, delivering on the strategy to expand our served addressable market and create new growth vectors for our semiconductor test business. We estimate the display driver IC test market to be approximately $150 million.
Luis Müller, Cohu President and CEO
Cohu is a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, delivering leading-edge solutions for the manufacturing of semiconductors.