Robotics industry off to a great start in 2012
North American robotics companies enjoyed one of the industry's strongest opening quarters ever, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association, the industry's trade group. Get the numbers here.
Feds moving on innovation, jobs, Flaherty says
The Harper government plans to help build a strong manufacturing sector through promoting innovation and jobs, according to finance minister Jim Flaherty. Learn more.
AIA launches machine vision study
AIA, the association representing vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers and consulting firms from 32 countries, has released its first-ever study of the worldwide machine vision market for cameras. Get details on the study.
Erik Meijer promoted to president, Bourns Electronics
Erik Meijer has been promoted to the newly created position of president, Bourns Electronics, where he will be responsible for overseeing the company's various business segments. Learn more about Meijer.
Renishaw acquires leader in metrology fixtures
Renishaw, a provider of measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining products, has purchased R&R Sales LLC, a provider of fixtures for the global measurement and inspection market. Learn more.