EDS has announced that it is considering selling off a minority of its PLM Solutions (www.eds.com/products/plm) subsidiary by the first half of 2004. "A minority IPO or private offering in PLM Solutions would enable EDS to leverage the value of this key asset," said Michael Jordan, EDS chairman and CEO. In June, EDS announced that it would focus on its core IT outsourcing services business.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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