Taiwan, semiconductor manufacture and the US conflict with China

Desy Papper

A rash of op-ed comments, reports and warnings in Washington over the past month have raised the danger of a catastrophic war between the United States and China over Taiwan in the not-too-distant future. All the increasingly bellicose anti-China propaganda—accusing Beijing of planning to invade Taiwan—ignores Washington’s provocative actions in deliberately stoking potentially the most explosive flashpoint in Asia.

The US is accelerating its confrontation with China, which began with the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” and was intensified on all fronts under Trump. Any suggestion that Biden, who played an active role as vice-president in Obama’s “pivot” against China,

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Newest Feature, Accurate Online is Going to be the Solution for Manufacture Business in Indonesia

Desy Papper

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Accurate Online, one of the online accounting software developers in Indonesia has officially launched the manufacturing feature today (14/04/21). The feature will put the business owner at ease when managing the production process.

Work Order Monitoring View in Accurate Manufacture

This manufacture feature – or will be called “Add-on Manufaktur” – is an additional feature on Accurate Online that will be useful for the business owner to manage production process that required certain standards, as a manufacturing company.

Baskara Aji, Marketing Manager Accurate Online, mentioned, “in manufacture business, cost efficiency

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New business models, big opportunity: Tech/manufacturing

Desy Papper

According to a worldwide survey of 297 executives, conducted by MIT Technology Review Insights, in association with Oracle, 80% feel upbeat about their organizations’ ultimate goals for 2021, expecting to thrive—for example, sell more products and services—or transform—change business models, sales methodology, or otherwise do things differently.

The iconic manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment is building a new operating model for the company with technology as the centerpiece, Raj says. For example, the tractors it’s selling today collect data about their operations and help farmers complete jobs like planting with precision. It’s one of the big moves— new business

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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and Manufacturing Startup Raises $20 Million From Global Industry Leaders

Desy Papper

The financing will support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to process 10,000 tons of batteries — or the batteries from approximately 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) a year.

Unlike other battery recycling companies, Battery Resourcers offers a fundamentally new approach to lithium-ion battery manufacturing, starting with a mixed stream of used lithium-ion batteries and ending with the production of finished, battery-ready cathode active materials. With 97% metal recovery, Battery Resourcers can produce Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)-based cathode active materials with

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Can American Cities Manufacture Again?

Desy Papper

The coronavirus pandemic has intensified concerns about America’s industrial base. Our inability to ramp up production swiftly of masks, ventilators, and medical supplies revealed that we’re not the manufacturing powerhouse of yesteryear. These worries reinforced earlier ones about the flight of industry from depressed regions, such as the Midwest’s long-suffering Rust Belt. Many Washington politicians, including Republican senator Marco Rubio, think that the government should revive the idea of “industrial policy” and subsidize certain manufacturing sectors and lagging regions. Many state and local politicians are trying to stimulate manufacturing “clusters,” or groups of related industries, in their own backyards.

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