Intel nears its largest-ever takeover deal
on 03/30/2015

Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the model, a move that would represent the semiconductor giant's biggest-ever acquisition.

It wasn't immediately clear how much Intel would pay for a deal. Altera had a market ...

Northrop Grumman highlights economic impact to California
on 03/24/2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman says it has a "significant" economic and educational impact on the State of California, which it's highlighting at California Aerospace Week.

The event is taking place this week in Sacramento, the state capital, and Northrop Grumm...

Retech faces the challenges of international growth
on 03/17/2015

Running his own company is "a lot of fun," says Jim Goltz, the president of Retech Systems, based in Ukiah, Calif., about 2 hours north of San Francisco. But he admits, “In our view, we’re a relatively small company with big compan...

Space X Successfully Launches Two Satellites Aboard Falcon Rocket
on 03/02/2015

Space X Successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit Sunday carrying two satellites for two different companies. The Florida launch was a spectacular sight, leaving behind orange-yellow arc in the sky above.

French satellite operator Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite teamed up t...

California Manufacturers participate in STEM equity tours
on 02/26/2015

Careers involving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are growing at a rate of 17 percent compared to almost 10 percent for non-STEM careers, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In fact, of the top 10 fastest growing professions in the country, eight are STEM-related. The g...

Apple Gears Up to Challenge Tesla in Electric Cars
on 02/13/2015

Apple Inc. has revolutionized music and phones. Now it is aiming at a much bigger target: automobiles.

The Cupertino, Calif., company has several hundred employees working secretly toward creating an Apple-branded electric vehicle, according t...

Sacramento Manufacturing Summit in Early March
on 01/28/2015

In early March, a summit in Sacramento will bring the manufacturing industry and education together to dispel the myths and provide the facts about careers in manufacturing. The Manufacturing Summit will be held March 2nd, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center in room 203, where a partici...

HP Announces Hybrid Sintering-Printer Jet Industrial 3D Printer
on 11/17/2014

HP has not announced prices, but Nigro said it would be competitively priced against other industrial 3D printers on the market today that run between $100,000 and $1 million.

HPs 3D printing technology is unique. It combines the attributes of binder jet printing, where a liquid bonding a...

Lockheed Skunkworks Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor
on 11/17/2014

Led by Thomas McGuire, an aeronautical engineer in the Skunk Work’s aptly named Revolutionary Technology Programs unit, the current experiments are focused on a containment vessel roughly the size of a business-jet engine. Connected to sensors, injectors, a turbopump to generate an internal...

Aerojet Successfully Tests Thrust Chamber w/ 3D
on 10/17/2014

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket engine Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. This testing, conducted for the first time in the industry, was done with ...

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