factory automation supplier Fastems has received a significant customer of electric vehicles manufacturer Tesla Motors.Fastems ceo Tomas Hedenborg says that confidentiality agreements prevent the Fastems to elaborate partnership or its monetary value.during This time, Tesla has grown Fastemsille a significant customer."we Started the cooperation with small and it has grown at quite a staggering rate.Tesla told herself publicly, that its Fremont factory production has grown 400% in four years", Hedenborg says.Your employee hiring an individual customer is not Fastems rare.
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Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company s lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic.That applies to the more recent Tesla Model X crossover SUV as well—and Panasonic was also an early investor in Tesla Motors shares, owning a small percentage of the Silicon Valley company.For the upcoming $35,000 Model 3 sedan, Tesla is building its massive gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, to lower the cost of that car s cells through a single integration production site.Panasonic is a partner in that project, although its financial commitments have been cautious and conservative.Now, according to an article yesterday in The Korea Times, Tesla is talking with three other possible cell suppliers for the Model 3: LG Chem, Samsung, and SK Innovation.According to the newspaper s report, LG Chem is expected to win the Tesla business thanks to its output commitment, good pricing and on-time delivery.LG Chem is one of the world s three largest suppliers of lithium-ion cells for electric vehicles, with contracts to supply more than a dozen different vehicles—including both the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Bolt EV that will go into production by the end of this year.Panasonic is another of the three, with Tesla as its primary customer.The third large cell supplier is Automotive Electric Supply Corporation AESC , the joint venture between Nissan and Japanese computer giant NEC.That venture supplies cells for the current Nissan Leaf, the world s best-selling electric car.Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company had moved up its target date for producing 500,000 electric cars a year.Formerly planned for 2020, he now says that will be the rate for 2018—an escalation in production rates that some industry insiders say simply cannot be met.The Model 3 is scheduled to go into production before the end of 2017, another extremely aggressive target, using cells from the Nevada gigafactory.At the moment, that plant is assembling battery packs using cells assembled elsewhere, but Tesla says it will begin fabrication of the cells themselves by the end of this year.Still, if Musk s remarkable volume target is to be met, it appears that Model 3s may require more than one cell supplier.Hence the discussions with the three Korean companies.If the newspaper s report is accurate, and even some Tesla Model 3s are built using cells made by LG Chem, that would likely catapult the Korean company to the leader among global battery suppliers.The Model 3 is expected to use 4.9-Amp-hour cylindrical cells from Panasonic in the 26650 format, somewhat larger than the 3.4-Ah 18650 cells used in the Model S and Model X.To ramp up to the required battery-pack volumes for Musk s Model 3 targets, LG Chem, Samsung, or SK Innovation would have to offer cells in that format that offer the same energy and power characteristics as the Panasonic cells—which Tesla likely helped to design.Whether those cells would be shipped to its pack-assembly line from elsewhere, or fabricated in the gigafactory, remains unknown.But with such aggressive goals for Model 3 volumes, it appears that Tesla wants to ensure that the capacity of the world s lithium-ion cell suppliers won t constrain production of the car for which Tesla says it has taken almost 400,000 deposits.In fact, the ability of battery suppliers to provide enough cells to meet growing demand for battery-electric cars promises to be a fascinating story over the next two or three years.hat tip: Joseph Dubeau This post first appeared on Green Car Reports.
Since the founding of the Amazon marketplace, Amazon sellers have had to develop sophisticated skills to thrive in a marketplace packed with two million competitors whose analytical, sourcing and operational skills vary widely.Identified from our work with thousands of Amazon sellers, we share the four major DNA traits of the successful Amazon seller.The expert negotiator.Even for sellers lacking forecasting tools, their businesses can still perform extremely well when they have well-managed, unique supplier relationships.Related: Fulfillment by Amazon Poses a Great Option for Those Looking to Break Into EcommerceThe successful Amazon sellers focus on current products, while also maintaining a longer-term view for additional opportunities and anticipated marketplace developments.You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content.
Now Netflix wants customers to name and shame the suppliers who's speeds aren't up to scratch.And to help consumers discover just how bad their broadband is, the movie streaming service has launched an easy-to-use speed test website.CHECK IT: Fast.com keeps an eye on your broadband speedPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DoneNetflix says its fast.com tool gives consumers a greater insight and control of their internet service and if things aren't good they should ask their ISP about the results.The broadband supplier now offers a new Infinity 1 service which will brings speeds of up to 52Mbps to UK homes – that's around double the current UK average.BT says its new speeds will allow consumers to download an HD film up to 32% faster than customers with a 38Mbps service.
If this ultimately pans out, it would mark the first time Apple has utilized a glass casing on the iPhone since 2011 s iPhone 4s.DON T MISS: 5 Android N features you won t find on any iPhoneSpeaking to reporters on Thursday, Catcher CEO Allen Horng said: As far as I know, only one iPhone model will adopt glass casing next year.I don t think this move will have an impact on Catcher s revenue as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model.Just last month, Kuo issued a research note indicating that Apple is working on a more glass oriented iPhone 7s design in order to differentiate the device from a smartphone market where most flagships more or less look and feel the same.But that s not the whole story: Kuo believes that Apple is currently working on an iPhone model with curved glass panels on both the front and back of the device.Last we heard, iPhone production has already kicked off and may include three distinct models.
When auto parts supplier Robert Bosch began offering data storage and software services to industrial customers this year, it realized that, in addition to its knowledge of machines and production, it had another advantage over tech giants such as Microsoft and Google: its nationality.We made a conscious decision to locate the Bosch cloud in Germany, says Stefan Assmann, head of its Connected Industry program.On its website, ProfitBricks touts what it calls 100 percent German data protection, underneath the black, red, and gold colors of the German flag.Germany has some of the most stringent data-protection laws, and cloud-service providers with domestic data centers are of course highlighting that.Small and medium enterprises are afraid that those monsters we sometimes call Internet companies will suck out the brain of innovation, says Joe Kaeser, chief executive officer of Siemens, which in March began offering cloud services using a network managed by German software powerhouse SAP.In a case being closely watched in Germany, the U.S. Department of Justice has demanded that Microsoft hand over e-mails stored on a data server in Ireland.I m being invited in by many, many customers in Germany, because fear about security is very, very real.
Image Source: William GrootonkAn old piece of ATM malware is back, and reportedly more dangerous and harder to detect than ever.According to security researchers from Kaspersky Labs, an updated piece of malware dubbed Skimer has infected numerous Windows-based ATMs across all corners of the globe.DON T MISS: Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year s major iPhone redesignWhen installed, the updated version of Skimer checks to see if the file system is FAT32 or NFTS.Unlike other skimming malware programs, like Tyupkin, which becomes active in a specific time frame and is awakened by a magic code , Skimer may lie dormant for months until it is activated with the physical use of a magic card.Once an ATM is compromised and the Skimer malware resuscitated from its dormant state, cyber criminals can gather pertinent financial data from inserted cards and can even direct the machine to dispense money.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
The CEO of Catcher Technology, a major Apple supplier, has seemingly confirmed a big iPhone rumor.The current word on the street is that the iPhone 7, expected this fall, is going to be fairly boring.Instead, the next exciting iPhone will come out in 2017, and it could have several new features, like wireless charging, an edge-to-edge screen, and better camera all wrapped up in a glass body.Catcher Technology makes some of the aluminum shells for the iPhone 6.So its CEO, Allen Horng, might have inside information on Apple's chassis plans.And on Thursday, he said: "As far as I know, only one iPhone model will adopt glass casing next year," after Catcher's annual shareholder meeting, Nikkei reports.He continued: "I don't think this move will have an impact on Catcher's revenue, as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame, which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model.Before the iPhone 6 came out, with its Catcher-supplied case, company revenues ballooned.Apple blog Patently Apple speculates that Horng's comment means that Apple might come out with a "special anniversary" or "pro model."And reliable Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who has sources in the Apple supply chain, has tipped the possibility of a new "Pro" tier of iPhone recently.Apple's iPhone has followed a "tick-tock" cycle in recent years.In one year, it gets a new design, and in the other, Apple upgrades its internals.A growing amount of evidence points to Apple planning to change to that cycle in 2017.NOW WATCH: Apple just invested $1 billion in this Chinese companyLoading video...
Secondly, Sakac told The Register yesterday that Dell has started re-selling VxRail which should speed things up too.Over time he expects Dell will replace Quanta as the supplier of servers inside VxRail rigs.Once Dell owns EMC, and therefore VCE, Sakac thinks supply chain and manufacturing improvements will drive VxRail costs down and make it even more interesting to buyers.Sakac also revealed that VxRail uses only about 20 per cent of code derived from VMware's failed EVO:RAIL hyperconverged software offering.Customer feedback about those messes, he said, was delivered to the partners who were trying to sell EVO:RAIL.VCE, Sakac feels, was born to be a platform company and so has an easier time devising and explaining how software adds value to a hardware platform.
Tesla raised $1.46 billion in the stock sale it announced earlier this week, raking in fresh capital to help pay for its ambitious goal of producing 500,000 cars annually by 2018.The shares were priced at $215, according to a prospectus supplement filed Thursday.The Palo Alto electric car maker offered about 6.5 million shares and CEO Elon Musk sold nearly 2.8 million shares.Reuters notes that Tesla has raised $4.5 billion in debt and equity offerings in the past six years, when it raised $226 million in its June 2010 IPO.The company has gone back to the markets to raise capital several times ; in August 2015 the company sold stock at a price of $242, raising $738 million.Tesla is ramping up production amid unprecedented demand for its vehicles.The company has boosted its 2016 capital spending forecast to about $2.25 billion; it had about $1.44 billion in cash as of March 31.Tesla shares are up about 1 percent to $217.50 today.In related news, Reuters is reporting that some suppliers are skeptical about Tesla s production goals, which Musk himself has referred to as aggressive.Among the reasons analysts and supplier executives are raising doubts, according to Reuters: The design and specifications of the Model 3 sedan hasn t been finalized, although Musk has said that will happen next month.Photo: The Tesla factory complex in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.
OSAKA, Japan— Panasonic Corp. PCRFY -1.72 % s auto business on Friday said it expected to add up to $3.6 billion in new revenue in the next two years through mergers and acquisitions that would give it new technologies as part of its drive to become a major supplier for cars of the future.The Osaka-based company said it is considering acquiring or collaborating with companies that could help supplement its existing technologies in areas such as auto sensors and artificial intelligence.The move comes as global technology companies race to capitalize on the computerization of the automobile, including through autonomous driving.Yoshio Ito, president of Panasonic s automotive unit, said the company will aim for ¥2 trillion in sales, a 16% increase from the 2015 financial year that ended in March, in the division by 2018.Panasonic provides nearly all of the batteries used to power Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 0.90 % s electric vehicles.Corrections & Amplifications:Panasonic Corp. expects to bring in up to $3.6 billion of additional revenue in its auto business over the next two years through investments in mergers and acquisitions.
View photosMoreVisitors look at Panasonic Corp's luxury brand home appliances called J concept at CEATEC Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies JAPAN 2015 in Makuhari, Japan, October 6, 2015.REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File PhotoTOKYO Reuters - Panasonic Corp is prepared to move up its investment plans for Tesla Motors Inc's battery plant if needed to meet strong demand for the electric car maker's upcoming Model 3 sedan, an executive at the Japanese electronics group said.Supplier executives and industry consultants have told Reuters that the acceleration in the plans to move up the launch of high-volume production of the Model 3 to 2018 would be difficult to achieve and potentially costly.Asked about risks of being heavily involved in Tesla's aggressive production plans, Ito said Panasonic "hopes to play a balancing act" of ensuring investment returns and filling responsibilities as a supplier.Panasonic's partnership with Tesla is part of the Japanese company's effort to withdraw from low-margin consumer electronics products like smartphones to focus more on automotive components and other businesses targeting corporate clients.$1 110.2200 yen Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Christopher Cushing
Next year's big iPhone release looks set to have a glass component to its design, after an Apple supplier let slip some interesting info.Allen Horng is chairman and chief executive of Catcher Technology, a key Apple casing supplier.Responding to speculation that the company may lose Apple's business should future iPhones switch away from a metal body, Horng had this to say via Nikkei : "As far as I know, only one iPhone model will adopt glass casing next year.""I don't think this move will have an impact on Catcher's revenue as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model."So Horng is saying that Apple will give one of next year's iPhone models a glass casing, which will sit on top of a metal frame.Related: Everything we know about the iPhone 8This seems to tie in well with the predictions of noted Apple analyst Ming-Chu Kuo, who has stated that a future iPhone is likely to feature an 'all-glass design'.
Yes, Apple is going back to glass, implied by one of its key suppliers, but it is glass enveloping a metal frame.CEO Allen Horng told reporters that he knows only one iPhone model will adopt glass casings in 2017.That pretty much corroborates speculation by media as early as last month that Apple will indeed be switching to glass.He says that such smartphones will still require a sturdy metal frame to support it, which is why the company will still be in Apple's good graces.Analysts believe that Catcher Technology's loss will prove to be beneficial to Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology, a Chinese company that already provides Apple with glass covers for iPhones.As to why Apple will make such a switch, it is commonly held belief that Tim Cook is under pressure to revive the iPhone's hold on the smartphone market.
Tesla has taken 373,000 orders for the Model 3 - which has a starting price of $35,000, about half its Model S - and has said it would begin customer deliveries in late 2017.Citing "tremendous demand," Chief Executive Elon Musk told analysts on an April call that the company planned to boost total production, including the existing Model S and Model X crossover, to 500,000 in 2018 - two years earlier than its original target and a 10-fold increase over the 50,000 vehicles it made in 2015.He said Tesla would drop suppliers that could not meet deadlines and would bring more parts production in-house than traditional automakers typically do.The company still is soliciting bids for parts and machinery, according to representatives from several of companies that have received them, as well as industry consultants who monitor such bids.Automaking consultant Ron Harbour of Oliver Wyman said increasing production at the Fremont plant to 500,000 vehicles in 2018 would require more stamping, welding and assembly machinery that "could take up to 18 months to order and install."Tesla's production push comes at a time of high demand for machinery and tooling created by a surge in product launches coming from established automakers, said a Detroit-based supplier sales executive.
One of the suppliers that manufactures Apple's iPhone screens is reportedly making a new type of iPhone screen that's expected to be released in 2017, according to Bloomberg.Applied Materials, the iPhone screen supplier, made a large equipment order to retool its production line, which indicates it'll be making the new display for Apple's iPhones.The new screens are said to be of the organic light-emitting diode OLED variety, which offers a brighter, sharper image than the LCD screens currently used on iPhones.The timing of the suppliers' retooling suggests that it'll start making OLED displays for the 2017 iPhone, as opposed to the iPhone coming this fall.Indeed, rumors and analyst predictions claim that Apple is saving the biggest iPhone changes for 2017, which would be the iPhone's 10th anniversary.Those rumors include an all-display front surface that doesn't have borders or bezels, as well as a full glass build similar to the iPhone 4 generation.Samsung has been using OLED displays on its smartphones for years now, and it's true that they're better than the LCD displays used on iPhones.For one, OLED displays can display better blacks, which helps colors and the brightness pop out to look more dynamic and striking.OLED displays can also be brighter and sharper than LCD displays.Either way, we'll have to wait over a year until Apple's fall 2017 event to find out.EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT:25 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.More from Tech Insider:Next year's iPhone will have a much nicer screen AAPL Seth Rogen promises 'Preacher' will stay true to its highly controversial comic roots4 ways the Hyperloop will change how we travelHow 'Preacher' came up with that surprising Scientology gag5 details you might have missed in the latest 'Game of Thrones' episodeNOW WATCH: Sorry Apple fans — the iPhone 7 is going to be boringLoading video...
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Swedish Quick Spin develops and delivers video slots in online games. The company is a supplier to the Unibet, Betsson, Mr. Green and VeraNu bought the entire company Playtech, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Should we achieve world domination needs to reach a certain size Then, the purchase price has the potential to rise by a further 245 million EUR 26 million, depending on the operating profit before depreciation developed in 2017 and the 2018th They currently own the company together with a number of passive investors, according to the CEO who does not want to go into more detail than that. Playtech is a listed company with 5500 employees, says CEO Daniel Lindberg. Stockholm-based Quick Pins portfolio currently consists of 20 games that it distributes to more than 40 customers, some of which are also available abroad.