Good point Dave. That's why I thought this story was important. It shows a major commitment from Kohlberg to expand Phillips, not take it apart. The acquisition is particularly interesting because it signals a new, more modern, direction for this great, almost iconic, American manufacturing company.
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Hopefully this is the right decision for Phillips. So often, when ownership of a company changes hands from a dictatorial founder-leader to an investment company, the investment company winds up running things into the ground. The decision to expand into Europe seems to make sense; I just hope they are very careful.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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