Chinese manufacturing improves but activity sluggish

Miami Herald | January 31, 2019

Chinese manufacturing improves but activity sluggish
China's manufacturing improved in January but activity was sluggish, a survey showed Thursday, as U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrangled in Washington over a tariff war. A measure of factory activity issued by the government statistics agency and an industry group rose 0.1 points on a 100-point scale but stayed below a level that shows activity expanding. Measures for employment and domestic demand weakened.
China's economic growth sank to a three-decade low of 6.6 percent in 2018 after activity in the final quarter of the year dipped to its lowest level since the 2008 global crisis. We see economic growth remaining sluggish through mid-2019, Citigroup economists said in a report. We believe the government will step up efforts to keep the labor market stable.

Spotlight

This video demonstrates Anite’s integrated future-proof MIMO Over-the-Air test solutions and focusses on the equipment set-up. Mobile operators, device and chipset manufacturers as well as test houses use Over-The-Air (OTA) testing to verify the true performance of MIMO and diversity capable mobile devices. In OTA performance testing, a wireless device is tested without any cables connected to it, thereby incorporating the complete performance of the device, including the antenna RF front end and baseband. By accurately replicating the field propagation conditions of a live network, Propsim creates a realistic RF environment that can be presented to a device within an anechoic or reverb chamber for standardised testing. Anite is the only vendor that offers an integrated solution – approved by all major systems integrators – enabling LTE and LTE-Advanced testing of up to 32 channels in a single box. Propsim’s superior capacity means it is ready for future evolutions like Carrier Aggregation. Propsim is compliant to all draft MIMO OTA testing specifications (related to any planned LTE transmission modes in anechoic chamber system installations) including those published by CTIA, 3GPP and CCSA. Users of Propsim are consequently able to verify that mobile devices meet expected industry requirements.

Related News

BRS Expands its Facility And Services to Meet Growing Client Demand

Blackbriar Regulatory Services | August 19, 2020

Blackbriar Regulatory Service, a firm specializing in helping small to mid-sized domestic and international companies navigate the regulatory landscape to bring their FDA regulated product concepts to market, announced today that it is expanding its facility and services to meet growing client demand. Immediate expansion efforts include increasing cleanroom manufacturing space, increasing its analytical capabilities, and expanding regulatory service offerings. BRS was established specifically to address challenges such as those that the PMTA (Premarket Tobacco Product Application) process creates for manufacturers and brand holders, and its unique business model and capabilities provide numerous cost and speed advantages to clients who are looking for solutions to keep their products on the market in the United States. BRS is under contract to file more applications before the Sept. 9, 2020, deadline for several U.S. and international customers, and is now starting to prepare PMTA submissions for next generation nicotine-based vaping products for companies that are seeking to revitalize their product portfolio after the recent industry-wide focus on obtaining approval for legacy products.

Read More

Frost & Sullivan Reveals How the Lights-Out Setting is Changing the Manufacturing Industry

Frost & Sullivan | July 27, 2021

According to Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis on lights-out manufacturing, the rapidly falling cost of robotics and constantly rising labor expenses will drive manufacturers' shift to a lights-out setting. The production process is entirely automated in a lights-out environment, with minimal human involvement needed to operate day-to-day operations. By switching to a lights-out operations model, companies can maximize their human capital and save up to 20% on labor expenses while increasing productivity output by 30%. Furthermore, they can meet their sustainability and zero-carbon emission targets by conserving energy during production hours. Automotive, general manufacturing, electronics and electrical components, and logistics and warehousing are four key sectors anticipated to make rapid development toward a fully automated lights-out environment in the near future. A lights-out manufacturing process can unleash many possibilities with a long-term vision, a digital-first approach, and a highly-skilled human workforce, including: • Rise of micro-factories: This will be driven by moving toward decentralized structures and automated manufacturing processes, requiring a smaller workforce and less space, energy, and resources. • Grid manufacturing: By adopting operational customization as a business strategy, companies will accomplish mass customization through cyber-physical systems and computational advancements driving intelligent automation. • Manufacturing-to-zero-as-a-service: To provide industrial optimization with a zero-based value proposition, an integrated strategy that uses all core "zero" technologies is needed. • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform: Building a collectively intelligent IIoT platform requires ensuring a seamless transfer of information among interconnected stakeholders. Transformative Mega Trends Enabling Lights-Out Manufacturing is the most recent addition to Frost & Sullivan's TechVision research and analyses, which are available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council and assist organizations in identifying a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an uncertain future. About Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in assisting investors, corporate leaders, and governments in navigating economic changes and identifying disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success for over six decades.

Read More

CNS Partners Announces Availability of New IT Solution Need for Manufacturing Companies – MITaaS

CNS Partners | October 27, 2020

CNS Partners today declared the accessibility of another IT arrangement specially tuned to the requirements of manufacturing organizations – Manufacturing IT as a Service (MITaaS™). The organization has taken a total set-up of IT arrangements and benefits and transformed it into a solitary contribution—one that particularly addresses issues of manufacturing firms while tending to normal difficulties manufacturers face. Manufacturers battle to settle on IT innovation choices, comprehend the multifaceted subtleties of IT items and reconciliation, or test and keep up the far reaching set of parts expected to keep a manufacturing business running. With many years of manufacturing IT experience, CNS Partners made a solitary assistance offering that incorporates everything a manufacturing firm needs to help its continuous business profitability and development. The MITaaS™ package includes: firewalls, switches, redundant Internet connectivity, enterprise-grade print solutions, servers, storage, antivirus software, backup services, security policies, endpoints suitable to the task at hand, remote access solutions that include two-factor authentication, a high availability help desk, on-premise technicians, third-party penetration testing, and hardware and software licensing for all of the above. “We have taken into account the needs of office workers, executives, designers, plant floor workers, mobile or fork truck operators, sales team members, and users of conference rooms and HR information stations,” said Marc Schwartz, CNS-Partners CEO. “The benefit of our offering is that it’s comprehensive, tested, reliable and affordable. It simplifies life for manufacturers, allowing them to remain focused on their core business,” he added. About CNS-Partners: The company is focused on providing comprehensive integrated solutions and breaking down the barriers that prevent manufacturers from enjoying the benefits of the cloud and other modern IT solutions typically only available to large enterprises. We have distilled our knowledge and expertise into our latest offering, Manufacturing IT as a Service™.

Read More

Spotlight

This video demonstrates Anite’s integrated future-proof MIMO Over-the-Air test solutions and focusses on the equipment set-up. Mobile operators, device and chipset manufacturers as well as test houses use Over-The-Air (OTA) testing to verify the true performance of MIMO and diversity capable mobile devices. In OTA performance testing, a wireless device is tested without any cables connected to it, thereby incorporating the complete performance of the device, including the antenna RF front end and baseband. By accurately replicating the field propagation conditions of a live network, Propsim creates a realistic RF environment that can be presented to a device within an anechoic or reverb chamber for standardised testing. Anite is the only vendor that offers an integrated solution – approved by all major systems integrators – enabling LTE and LTE-Advanced testing of up to 32 channels in a single box. Propsim’s superior capacity means it is ready for future evolutions like Carrier Aggregation. Propsim is compliant to all draft MIMO OTA testing specifications (related to any planned LTE transmission modes in anechoic chamber system installations) including those published by CTIA, 3GPP and CCSA. Users of Propsim are consequently able to verify that mobile devices meet expected industry requirements.