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PMPA Business Trends Index in April 2016 declined 9 points or 6.8% to 122, a point above last year’s full year average

25 May 2016, 14:22Sales and Markets
With 82 companies responding, the PMPA Business Trends Index in April 2016 declined 9 points or 6.8% to 122, a point above last year’s full year average, reported Precision Machined Products Association. 122 also happens to be the average for the Business Trends Index Year to date. The March – April...
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Precision Machined Products Association reports Business Trends Index in March 2016 climbed 14 points or 12% to 131

21 April 2016, 17:01International Trade
PMPA Business Trends Index in March 2016 climbed 14 points or 12% to 131, only the third time the index has been above 130 in its history (137 in March 2015; 131 October 2014), reported Precision Machined Products Association. For March 2016 index is at 96% of last year's March index, but PMPA avera...
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Orders for manufacturing technology in October 2015 down 0.3% from September and year to date down 17.4%

14 December 2015, 14:57International Trade
The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report showed that orders for manufacturing technology in October 2015 were down 0.3% from September and year to date were down 17.4% compared to the same point in 2014, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.“While the...
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In FH 2015-2016 fiscal year Komatsu decreased sales 5,9% in construction, mining and utility equipment

3 November 2015, 18:07Sales and Markets
For the first half of the fiscal year consolidated net sales totaled $140.8 billion (¥892.4 billion), down 5.3% year-to-year from $148.7 billion (¥942.5 billion). The construction, mining and utility equipment sales decreased by 5,9% year-to-year. As for the industrial machinery its fall is not ...
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Imec and Lam Research Corporation developed novel metallization method

27 May 2015, 13:36New Products and Services
During the IEEE IITC conference in Grenoble, the nanoelectronics research center imec and Lam Research Corporation presented a novel bottom-up prefill technique for vias and contacts. The technique, based on Electroless Deposition (ELD) of Cobalt (Co) is a highly selective method resulting i...
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China's machine tool industry has showed a significant decline since 2011

7 May 2015, 19:13Sales and Markets
Affected by the factors such as the slowdown in macro-economic growth, the decelerated growth of fixed-assets investment, and rapid capacity expansion of downstream sectors in the early stage, China's machine tool industry has showed a significant decline since 2011, according to Global and China Ma...

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