M-Systems FlashDisc (http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-548). The decline of floppy diskettes and broad acceptance of USB Flash drives led M-System's engineers to define a new Flash-based storage category. FlashDisc's 16 to 32 megabytes of Flash memory translates into 15 to 30 min of music, 40 to 80 photos, 10 to 20 presentations, or 400 to 800 documents. To meet the cost target for a diskette replacement, the unit has a USB connector made of plastic, rather than metal. The Flash memory is similar to that used in USB Flash drives and memory cards, ensuring tens of thousands of read and save operations.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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