Boston startup Rethink Robotics thinks its new humanoid factory worker is so low-cost and easy to set up that it could change U.S. manufacturing. Crave spoke to Rethink founder Rodney Brooks.
LED maker says manufacturing breakthrough will result in low-cost warm white LED option for 25-watt bulbs. The announcement follows a comprehensive patent deal with Osram.
Bill Watkins makes the leap from disk drives to LEDs at start-up Bridgelux, where he plans to attack the general lighting market with low-cost manufacturing.
Asia's success with low-cost manufacturing is making IT companies there reluctant to seize their own lucrative opportunities, an IDC analyst says.
Compaq debuts some of its new "server appliances," systems built around a single goal, like speed or low cost, in a way that could radically undermine the server business.
Big Blue quietly introduces a small, low-cost commercial PC starting at $679, its first product since recently retooling its PC design and manufacturing operation.
Cisco Systems announced a deal with the Hitachi Semiconductor subsidiary of Hitachi America to jointly develop and market low-cost voice and data communications tools for use with the Net. The two firms hope their respective strengths in networking and semiconductor manufacturing can spur the market for IP-based telephone devices. First reference designs from the partnership are scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 1999.