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Forward Motion: The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Happening Now

Current smart technology has ushered in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new era integrating communications with automating industrial practices and traditional manufacturing.  Through this improved communication, smart devices make human intervention unnecessary as machines...

S'pore firms in service, manufacturing sectors remain upbeat: Surveys

The business expectations of Singapore firms in the manufacturing and service sectors remained positive, although manufacturing firms were less upbeat than they were three months ago. Their sentiments were captured in the latest quarterly surveys released separately by the Economic Development...

India’s Industries Are Getting ‘Smart’ and IIoT Has A Huge Role To Play

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an extension of the usage of the internet of things (IoT) in industrial sectors. In simpler terms, IIoT makes for a smart manufacturing environment using a fully connected, transparent, automated and intelligent setup, giving enterprises better efficiency...

Bosch launches S-E Asian innovation hub in Singapore, in partnership with EDB New Ventures

SINGAPORE - German giant Bosch has launched its South-east Asia innovation hub in Singapore, as it seeks to develop a regional collaboration network for start-ups. Its in-house innovation and start-up incubation platform, Grow, was set up in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development...

Aztech Global H1 profits more than double to S$29.4 million as tech market heats up

MAINBOARD-LISTED tech dealer Aztech Global's earnings surged in the first half as customer orders drove up sales volume in the smart devices market. Net profit more than doubled to S$29.4 million for the six months to June 30, from S$13 million in the year-ago period, according to unaudited...

Qualcomm optimistic on 5G, connected device sales as supply bottlenecks ease

NEW YORK: Qualcomm on Wednesday (Jul 28) predicted a rise in sales of chips for 5G phones, including Apple's iPhone, as the company said it had mitigated supply shortfalls that have contributed to a global chip shortage. Qualcomm total revenues rose 63 per cent to nearly US$8 billion, boosted...

Bosch sets up regional innovation hub in S'pore

German giant partners EDB's New Ventures, seeks to build start-up collaboration network German giant Bosch has launched its South-east Asia innovation hub in Singapore, as it seeks to develop a regional collaboration network for start-ups. Its in-house innovation and start-up incubation...

Delta Showcases Containerised Plant Factory and Building Automation Solutions for Eco-friendly Living at JTC's Punggol Digital District in Singapore

SINGAPORE, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has introduced a containerised smart plant factory and its building automation solutions at Punggol Digital District (PDD), Singapore's first smart business district...

Dassault Systemes lifts 2021 outlook on surging software sales

REUTERS -French software company Dassault Systemes on Tuesday hiked its 2021 forecasts on the back of strong momentum across its activities, including in its industrial systems and life sciences businesses. The group, which makes 3D design software and technologies for manufacturing,...


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China roundup: Keep down internet upstarts, cultivate hard tech

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech industry in China has had quite a turbulent week. The government is upending its $100 billion private...

China’s ‘MIT of Greater Bay Area’ is a bid to turn southern region into innovation powerhouse

As part of its ambitions to turn the Greater Bay Area (GBA) into an innovation powerhouse, China is building a new university focusing on science and technology in the Southern Chinese region and has enlisted industry veterans from one of the nation’s top universities to lead...

Zerto 9 brings immutability and automation for ransomware resilience

Zerto announced the general availability of Zerto 9, significantly advancing its capabilities in the fight against ransomware. Offering new immutability and automation features, Zerto 9 also provides enhanced cloud data management and protection capabilities for end users and managed service...

ESSCI Organized a Webinar on Mobile Robotics Technology for IndiaSkills and WorldSkills

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) hosted a webinar on Mobile Robotics on Wednesday. The objective behind the webinar was to develop an understanding of about IndiaSkills 2021 & WorldSkills 2022 and how a candidate may prepare to win on these competitions. The webinar...

Microsoft Closing The Gap With UiPath

This week, Gartner released its much-anticipated Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation ((RPA)) software. As we had expected in our prior writeup on UiPath (PATH) on SA, Microsoft (MSFT) has vaulted itself into leadership quadrant from visionaries quadrant. Microsoft vaulting...

Growth of robotics hastens lights-our manufacturing setting

The rapidly falling price of robots is speeding up the shift towards lights-out manufacturing, where factories are fully-automated in a lights-out environment with minimal human intervention to run day-to-day operations. According to a recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan,...

BMW deploys more hydrogen fuel cell trucks for logistics in Leipzig

BMW is expanding the fleet of hydrogen fuel cell trucks it uses to manage parts movements at its Leipzig plant in Germany. BMW’s logistics provider, BLG Logistics, is deploying 37 different vehicles as part of the H2Intradrive project at the Leipzig plant, aimed at testing hydrogen...

ABB to power first US fully electric tug

Marine power and engineering specialist ABB will deliver an integrated electric propulsion system and advanced vessel control technology for Crowley’s pioneering eWolf tug, built for sustainable and safe operations at the Port of San Diego. Upon delivery by Alabama-based shipbuilder Master...

West Michigan organizations to partner on Industry 4.0 workshops for companies

A partnership among West Michigan organizations supporting advanced manufacturing has announced an opportunity for area companies to learn more about Industry 4.0.  ARTICLE BY MiBiz

Schneider Electric Earns Award for Supply Chain Initiative

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that it has received a Top Project of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader for its Gigaton PPA (GPPA) supply chain renewables collaboration with Walmart. The GPPA...

Nexus Pharmaceuticals Opens State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility

Nexus Pharmaceuticals, a U.S.-based healthcare company and domestic pharmaceutical manufacturer, recently opened Project Tomorrow—the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and U.S. Representative Bryan Steil (WI-01)...

Aviation uses additive manufacturing in engine design

As the Army continues to modernize, improving Army aviation is one of its top priorities. One of the key supporting efforts is the development of a new turbine engine to provide next-generation power to the chosen Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft aircraft and the enduring Apache and Black Hawk...

Vodafone and Unisys team up to boost IT services in digitalisation bet

British telecom operator Vodafone said on Wednesday it had partnered with information technology firm Unisys to launch 'Vodafone Digital Factory' to boost its range of IT services as businesses digitise their activity amid the pandemic. MADRID: British telecom operator Vodafone said on Wednesday...

The use of robotics in pharmaceutical manufacturing to peak in three to five years: Poll

The pharmaceutical industry has been slow towards the adoption of robotics and automation due to its highly regulated nature. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, might have given the industry the much-needed push to increase the adoption of robotics to ensure continuation of operations amid lockdown...

Machine vision system inspects mixed model automotive components

Machine vision has long served the automotive manufacturing industry, but evolving needs require adaptable solutions. Suppliers developing multiple variations of the same part type need a machine vision solution that can inspect mixed models without requiring new hardware, additional floor space,...

Siemens, Dow and MxD Partner to Enhance Digitalization in the Process Industries ​with Process Automation Test Bed

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens is collaborating with Dow to showcase the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing institute and innovation center near downtown Chicago. This new test bed offers a hands-on demonstration of how...

3G airwaves to be auctioned to boost 5G coverage in S'pore

Airwaves for 3G mobile services in Singapore will be going on the auction block under a proposal by the sector's regulator to boost 5G services, currently limited by the scarcity of 5G airwaves for islandwide reach. The auction, slated to take place towards year end, comes as rights to the 2.1 GHz...

Managing Operations Technology with IT

It’s no secret that the worlds of OT (operations technology) and IT (information technology) are becoming ever closer. The growing connection of plant floor devices to enterprise networks for Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things initiatives is driving this convergence of OT and IT....

Thua Thien Hue: Digital transformation ultilised as driving force for socio-economic growth

Thua Thien Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien Hue has been building foundations for digital transformation serving local administration reform and creating a driving force for socio-economic growth.As early as 2014, the province launched five shared...

Shanghai Electric's New Partnership Agreement at WAIC 2021 Set to Upgrade and Transform Industries with Digital Empowerment

SHANGHAI, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Electric ("Shanghai Electric" or "the Company") (601727.SS and 02727.HK) shared the same stage with global companies for the Industry Intelligence Conference at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2021 (WAIC 2021)...

Singapore's manufacturing sees 8th straight month of growth, jumps 27.5% in June

SINGAPORE - Manufacturing output in Singapore recorded an eighth straight month of growth last month, boosted by a low base a year ago amid Covid-19 restriction measures. Industrial production expanded 27.5 per cent year on year, just above the 27.2 per cent median estimate in a Bloomberg poll...

New V275 Verification System from OMRON improves label compliance and quality monitoring

The new V275 Verification System is ideal for inspecting and verifying labels and barcodes in medical device manufacturing, automotive labelling, food and beverage secondary and tertiary packaging labels and other applications requiring comprehensive label quality monitoring. OMRON, a global...

ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to drive next generation of flexible automation with Autonomous Mobile Robots

ABB will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the...

SingPost to begin trial of electric motorcycles

The Iona three-wheelers can cover up to 120km and take less than three hours to charge. ARTICLE BY THE BUSINESS TIMES

LCCC to expand smart manufacturing tech in automation, robotics

Lorain County Community College announced July 22 its partnership with global aerospace and defense contractor ARCTOS Technology Solutions to develop smart manufacturing technologies and training programs for students, educators and employers. LCCC is one of three Ohio community...

Thailand subsidiary is regional hub for Delta Electronics

Delta Electronics (Thailand), the subsidiary of Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, has become the regional business headquarters and manufacturing center in India and Southeast Asia for its parent company. ARTICLE BY DIGITIMESasia 

National Fourth Industrial Revolution Policy to be launched on July 1

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — The national policy on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (National 4IR Policy), the country’s comprehensive policy to drive the integrated efforts in transforming the socio-economic development through the use of advanced technology 4IR, will be launched on...

Medical AI Confronts Pesky Problem: People

A statistical measure called “area under the curve” assured Mayo Clinic researchers that their new artificial intelligence (AI) tool was terrific. Then, the clinic doctors threw them a curve ball. “Some [primary care] doctors thought it was redundant or unnecessary, because they...

Autel Robotics challenges DJI with high-performance drones

BEIJING -- Although DJI dominates the global drone market, many rivals are working to develop standout products, looking for any chance to flex their muscles in niche markets. ARTICLE BY NIKKEI ASIA

Indian Manufacturer, Signify, Makes 3D Printed Luminaries to Reduce its Carbon Footprint

Known for its use in the automotive, aerospace and architectural sectors, 3D printing is now present in many fields. And the interior design sector is no exception. To decorate our homes and obtain functional objects, additive manufacturing offers several advantages. It can help to create...

BABA’S embraces innovative SAP technologies to further drive efficiencies

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 June 2021 – Established and world-renowned spice manufacturer Baba Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. (BABA’S) has accelerated its digital transformation programme in its efforts to further drive efficiency and provide optimal outcomes to its partners and...

China is first out of the gate to Industry 4.0

NEW YORK – 5G networks that run factories, warehouses, ports and urban transportation can increase productivity tenfold or more, industry experts believe. Chinese industry leaders claim that thousands of 5G industry applications are now installed, mostly in the pilot stage, compared to...

5 Minutes With Ericsson's Sebastian Elmgren on 5G

My name is Sebastian Elmgren. I am located in Stockholm, Sweden. I am working at Ericsson as a portfolio manager for smart manufacturing focusing on partnership and business development. I have a background from the Ericsson Supply organization and worked with strategic initiatives in our...

A-Pac telcos to consolidate in pursuit of 5G scale: Fitch

Singapore: Tough competition and advantages of scale will drive consolidation in the Asia Pacific telecoms industry ahead of higher 5G investments, according to Fitch Ratings.The 5G technology will favour larger operators with strong balance sheets...

Microsoft says new breach discovered in probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft said on Friday (Jun 25) an attacker had won access to one of its customer service agents and then used information from that to launch hacking attempts against customers. The company said it had found the compromise during its response to hacks by a team it identifies as...

Paul Hastings-led PE firm sells software maker to Rockwell Automation

(Reuters) - Paul Hastings is guiding investment firm Francisco Partners in its $2.2 billion cash deal to sell manufacturing software maker Plex Systems to Rockwell Automation Inc. Rockwell announced the deal on Friday as the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based industrial automation equipment...

Why Securing Machine Identities Is Essential In The Digital Transformation And Industry 4.0 Era

Over a year into pandemic-induced remote work, changing market dynamics, evolving customer needs and modified operating models, digital transformation and the Industry 4.0 revolution have never been more critical. By embracing cloud and digitizing manufacturing processes, organizations...

Singapore Business Federation launches new programme to help SMEs digitise and transform

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced more companies in Singapore to think about how they can use digital technologies to raise operational resilience by improving business processes and upskilling workers. But when it comes to rolling out digital solutions in a sustained manner, many still...

ETSI releases IoT testing specifications for MQTT, CoAP and industrial automation and control systems

The ETSI TS 103 596 series provides an overall test suite structure and catalogue of test purposes for the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). It can serve as a reference for both client-side test campaigns and server-side test campaigns. Part 1 specifies the conformance issues,...

Creating smarter industrial robots with visual intelligence technology

Gokul NA and Nikhil Ramaswamy met when they joined together as Applications Engineers at National Instruments (NI), a US-headquartered leader in Test, Measurement & Automation. At NI, they took different paths – Nikhil ended up becoming a Key Accounts Manager responsible for $1.5M in...

Singapore's manufacturing output grows 30% in May, biggest gain in about a decade

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s manufacturing output grew for a seventh consecutive month in May, increasing 30 per cent year-on-year, official data showed on Friday (Jun 25). This is the biggest increase since November 2010, Reuters reported, and outpaced the previous month's 2.1 per...

Raymond Launches Next-Generation Real-Time Location System

Raymond, a provider of material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions, has introduced the next-generation iWAREHOUSE RTLS, a real-time location system. This operator assist technology is the newest addition to Raymond’s end-to-endless intralogistics solutions....

Japan's Rakuten to use Cisco routing tech for 5G, IoT services

Rakuten Mobile said on Friday that it plans to use new routing technologies from network gear maker Cisco to expand its capacity to support business customers with 5G and so-called Internet of Things (IoT) services. STOCKHOLM: Rakuten Mobile said on Friday that it plans to use new routing...

Doubling Down On Insights With Digital Twins

Over the last few years, the “simulation hypothesis” has become an increasingly popular trope in online culture, promoting the idea that all of human existence—everything we experience—is in fact a simulation created by some superior intelligence for research purposes...

Siemens raises growth target with digital drive

ZURICH: Siemens unveiled targets on Thursday to outpace the market by combining its core engineering business with digital expertise in the first strategic blueprint under new Chief Executive Roland Busch. Busch, who took over as CEO from Joe Kaeser in February, wants to win customers and...

Additive manufacturing enables companies to return their production to local suppliers

Additive manufacture is the biggest wave in an ocean of industry 4.0 innovations. The future of international manufacturing and supply chain is facing some uncertainty driven by the flexibility of AM. Especially SLS (selective laser sintering) technology displaces other forms of 3D printing such as...

Automation and Industry 4.0 solutions from Taiwan are best choices for Thailand’s industry upgrading

“Taiwan Excellence Smart Machine Tools and Precision Components Webinar” was held on June 23 by Taiwan Excellence, a campaign to bring the best Taiwan-made products to the world. The webinar had invited Mr. Stanley Kang, Chairman of JFCCT (Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in...

Automation Is a Race the U.S. Can’t Afford to Lose

The U.S. has traditionally been a nation of optimists about technology. But just when the world seems poised for a technologically-driven productivity boom, Americans have acquired a dour outlook about the march of progress. Growing fears that not everyone will share in the benefits is leading to...

How 3D printing can transform aviation industrial production

Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – has been around in aerospace for 30 years. But it is only now making the leap from niche technology to a process with the potential to transform industrial production ARTICLE BY FlightGlobal

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