Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics

Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases, the technology has moved well beyond

Sourcify is connecting entrepreneurs directly to pre-vetted overseas factories

If you’ve ever tried to order and source products from overseas you likely know the process is broken. Factories rarely talk directly to customers and middlemen are difficult to track down and t

Report: Apple asked manufacturing partners to explore making iPhones in the U.S.

Foxconn, Apple’s key manufacturing partner, is among a number of supply chain companies that are said to be exploring the potential to relocate iPhone production facilities from Asia to the U.S

No Casualties Reported After Fire At Foxconn’s Zhengzhou Plant

The Foxconn factory that handles most of the firm’s Apple iPhone manufacturing suffered damage today when a fire started in its central air conditioning system and spread to several floors. A repres

Microsoft in hot water over China factory conditions

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China planning to build out multi-billion dollar factory improvements

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Dell selling factories

The WSJ is reporting that Dell is looking to “sell most — and possibly all” of their factories within the next 18 months. The move, designed to cut costs, isn’t a sign of Dell throwing in

Higher battery prices caused by fire at LG plant

A fire at LG Chem in South Korea on March 3rd has contributed to a worldwide notebook battery shortage, according to Reuters. Asustek is expected to be hardest hit, as the shortage “could affect