Tag: production

Faraday Future Completes Bridge Financing to Push Forward Production of Its All-electric FF 91 Luxury Vehicle

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  • Amended Bridge Financing Includes up to $45 Million in New Senior Secured Financing

  • Birch Lake Fund Management LP, Which Led Senior Bridge Financing Facility in 2019, Returns to Support Faraday Future

 

Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, today announced that it has completed the expansion and extension of the senior bridge financing facility put in place in 2019 to support the completion and launch of its flagship FF 91 EV and continue development of the mass-market FF 81. The amended bridge facility includes new senior secured financing of up to $45 million, which matures in October 2021.

As part of the expanded and extended financing agreement, Birch Lake, a Chicago-based merchant bank, has returned to support FF as the majority purchaser of the new senior secured financing. The principals of Birch Lake and co-investor, ATW Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, bring extensive experience

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$53 million for screen production, but policy reforms could spell the end of the Australian feature film

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The 2020 federal budget has allocated A$53 million towards Australian screen production.

The funding comes attached to policy reforms harmonising incentives across film and television production and removing requirements for films to play in cinemas.

Arts minister Paul Fletcher argues “the old approach of treating film and television differently no longer makes sense” and “simplifying regulations” will encourage creators to develop higher production value content for international streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

But producers fear this will spell the end for Australian-made films and feature documentaries in cinemas.

Responding to the policy changes, film producer and distributor Sue Maslin AO tells me:

This announcement brings an end to producers like myself continuing to invest our time, money, blood, sweat and tears in developing features and forces us to focus on digital platforms in an unregulated environment where to date there has been negligible commissioning by streamers and no

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India offers Samsung and iPhone suppliers new incentives to boost local production

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India is giving more than a dozen companies new incentives to invest in the country’s smartphone industry, bolstering an ambitious campaign from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rebrand the country as the world’s next manufacturing hub.



a person holding a camera: An employee tests the camera quality of mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Sri City, Andhra pradesh, India, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., opened its first India factory four years ago, it now operates two assembly plants with plans to expand those and open two more. The company was integral to Chinas transformation into a manufacturing colossus, and founder Terry Gou has told India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Foxconn could help India do the same. Photographer: Karen Dias/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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An employee tests the camera quality of mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Sri City, Andhra pradesh, India, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., opened its first India factory four years ago, it now operates two assembly plants with plans to expand those and open two more. The company was integral to Chinas transformation into a manufacturing colossus, and founder Terry Gou has told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Foxconn could help India do the same. Photographer: Karen Dias/Bloomberg via Getty

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Production kicks off for fully-electric BMW iX3 in China

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BMW’s Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture in Shenyang, China has just birthed its first spawn, the fully-electric BMW iX3.

More than just an upscale urban driver, the ix3 ‘SAV’ (short for Sport Activity Vehicle) is notably the first fully electric vehicle in the BMW X electrified range, and also the first to come with an all-electric drive system for the brand.

BMW equips the all-electric crossover with a high-voltage battery sporting the latest cell technology. With 80 kWh total capacity, the battery can power the car up to 458kms on a single charge under the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) test cycle or approximately 520kms under the less-lenient NDEC (New European Driving Cycle) test. The same electric drivetrain will also be installed in the BMW iNEXT and i4’s 2021 versions.

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As for the rest of the iX3’s performance numbers, the electric motor produces 286hp

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India and South Africa ask WTO to waive rules to aid COVID-19 drug production

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters next to a red traffic light in Geneva, Switzerland, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

VIENNA (Reuters) – India and South Africa want the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property rules to make it easier for developing countries to produce or import COVID-19 drugs, a letter here&Open=True to the WTO shows.

In their letter dated Oct. 2 the two countries called on the global trade body to waive parts of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which governs patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property rules globally.

“As new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19 are developed, there are significant concerns (over) how these will be made available promptly, in sufficient quantities and at (an) affordable price to meet global demand,” the letter posted on the Geneva-based WTO’s website says.

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India and South Africa Ask WTO to Waive Rules to Aid COVID-19 Drug Production | World News

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VIENNA (Reuters) – India and South Africa want the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property rules to make it easier for developing countries to produce or import COVID-19 drugs, a letter https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/IP/C/W669.pdf&Open=True to the WTO shows.

In their letter dated Oct. 2 the two countries called on the global trade body to waive parts of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which governs patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property rules globally.

“As new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19 are developed, there are significant concerns (over) how these will be made available promptly, in sufficient quantities and at (an) affordable price to meet global demand,” the letter posted on the Geneva-based WTO’s website says.

The two countries said that developing nations are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and that intellectual property rights, including patents, could be a barrier to the provision of affordable

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8 best computer monitors for music production 2020: broaden your horizons with a DAW-friendly display

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If you’ve spent time hunched over a tiny laptop screen, frantically dragging around plugin windows, piano rolls and mixer panels then you will know that when it comes to choosing the best computer monitors for music production, real estate is your friend. Maybe it’s time to consider giving your eyes (and patience) a break and upgrading to an external monitor.

With many home studios now revolving almost entirely around digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Ableton Live and Logic Pro, the humble computer monitor has never been more important. In this guide we’ll explain the kinds of things you should consider when looking for a new monitor, along with offering some recommendations of the best computer monitors that suit home studio use.

With Amazon Prime Day incoming on 13 and 14 October, it could be worth holding off on picking up a new computer monitor until the Prime Day music deals 

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As Apple iPhone 12 release nears, Foxconn ramps up production

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  • Foxconn, Apple’s main iPhone assembler, has ramped up iPhone production at its factory in Zhengzhou, China ahead of the expected iPhone 12 launch next month.
  • The factory is working 24 hours per day, offering worker bonuses, and canceling holidays to focus on iPhone production, according to a report from the South China Morning Post.
  • Zhengzhou is often referred to “iPhone City” by locals because of the factory’s massive presence in the city.
  • Apple typically unveils its new iPhones in September, but the company is instead expected to reveal its latest lineup in October after facing delays because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Apple is reportedly ramping up production of the iPhone 12 ahead of its expected launch next month.

The factory in Zhengzhou, China, operated by Foxconn, Apple’s main iPhone assembler, is working 24 hours per day and implementing measures such as offering worker

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Global Grain Oriented Electrical Steel Market 2020 Sales Channels, Technology and Production Analysis, Business Growth by 2025

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Sep 27, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest published report namely World Grain Oriented Electrical Steel Market Research Report 2025 added by MarketandResearch.biz offers an insightful take on the historical data of the market and predictions for 2020 to 2025 time-period. The report provides an understanding of the global Grain Oriented Electrical Steel industry competitors, the sales channel, growth potential, potentially disruptive trends, industry product innovations and the value/volume of size, market segments, and market share of the best actors/products. Current market trends and dynamics are assessed which helps in mapping the track of the global market. A chapter-wise format has been used to ease the readability and complexity of the data. Each chapter is further categorized into its respective segments containing well-structured data.

Market Competition:

The competitive landscape of the global Grain Oriented Electrical

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Global Compressor Rental Market 2020 Business Growth, Technology and Production Analysis, Opportunities and Regional Market Scope by 2025

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Sep 23, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest published report namely World Compressor Rental Market Research Report 2025 added by MarketandResearch.biz offers an insightful take on the historical data of the market and predictions for 2020 to 2025 time-period. The report provides an understanding of the global Compressor Rental industry competitors, the sales channel, growth potential, potentially disruptive trends, industry product innovations and the value/volume of size, market segments, and market share of the best actors/products. Current market trends and dynamics are assessed which helps in mapping the track of the global market. A chapter-wise format has been used to ease the readability and complexity of the data. Each chapter is further categorized into its respective segments containing well-structured data.

Market Competition:

The competitive landscape of the global Compressor Rental market is examined in detail

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