As 3D printing continues to make inroads from product design right through to the manufacturing floor, Dr Phil Reeves offers an insight into where the technology is making the biggest impact in the next industrial revolution.
Before the referendum vote, Rolls-Royce plc Chief Executive Warren East was uncompromising on the dangers of voting Leave. In a wide-ranging interview with Editor-at-Large Nick Peters, he now sets out his equally uncompromising post-Brexit terms of trade with the UK government, and tells companies in the RR supply chain to modernise, or risk being left behind.
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.
Growth in the Welsh advanced manufacturing sector is significantly outpacing the rest of the UK, with 11% average annual growth in total turnover for companies based in Wales over the past three years compared to a 0.4% decrease for all such UK companies, according to Hugh James, a Top-100 law firm.