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Rockwell Automation has made significant performance gains in recent years. Productivity has grown by more than 4%, lead times for its manufactured goods have been cut in half and on-time deliveries are up to 98%.
In 2012, Apple paid approximately $6bn in US Corporate Tax on a reported US pretax income of $19bn. This in the words of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at a Senate subcommittee in Taxes, 30.5% or around 2.5% of the total Corporate Tax revenue raised in the US.
Tesla has received approval to acquire solar panel company SolarCity for $2.6bn, in a move which comes at a financial crossroads for a solar industry, which is facing the prospect of an oversupply of solar panels.
Apparently there is such a thing as too many computers. That might not come as a surprise to those witnessing the the faltering social skills of millennials addicted to Facebook and Pokemon Go. However, leaving that to one side, in this instance what we're talking about is possibly even more concerning.
Rize has made huge leaps in the development of 3D printing technology with the Boston-based startup creating a new 3D printer that doesn’t require any post processing of the object after it is printed.