We are back to physical this November! Find out more on how to attend physically HERE

INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Home / 14.0 INSIDERS / INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Filter By:

Top News

IoT, Automation, Electric Vehicles, and Location Technology are Among APAC Logistics Industry’s Key Investment Priorities

In many ways, this capacity for ongoing change is defined by movement. While social distancing and working from home means that many will feel their lives have slowed down, the infrastructure required to deliver new ways of living and working means that goods and services need to move faster than...

Siemens launches IT and contest for Vietnamese engineers and students

Siemens has officially launched a contest titled “Best Applications of SIMATIC IOT2050″ with an aim to provide an opportunity for automation engineers and students in Vietnam to demonstrate their talent, use their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking in order to come up with...

DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot

The DHLBot is an AI-powered robotics arm implemented in partnership with Dorabot installed in Singapore and South Korea, DHLBots can sort over 1,000 small parcels per hour, increasing efficiency by at least 40 percent. SINGAPORE, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid increasing shipment volumes, DHL...

Schneider Electric envisions Electricity 4.0 for zero-carbon future

As Indonesia marks the 76th anniversary of its independence this year, celebrations across the country have turned into a deep reflection on the future. With technology growing at a rapid pace, the digital revolution is becoming increasingly real by the second. According to the e-Conomy SEA 2020...


Latest News

Cleantech leading economic advance

Cleantech, distributed infrastructure, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and next level process automation are expected to play a crucial role in the Thai economy in coming years, says consultancy McKinsey & Company. "Even before the pandemic, a potent mix of technological advances -- massively...

Toyota looks to lead world in smart city tech with focus on mobility

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to become a world leader in smart city technology with its ambitious project to build Woven City, a fully-connected, human-centered city at the base of Mt. Fuji. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rethink of how people move and live, and reinforced the...

Porsche to open Malaysia factory, first outside Europe

German luxury carmaker Porsche will open its first factory outside Europe next year in Malaysia, officials said Friday, seeking to meet strong demand in the Southeast Asian country. The manufacturing site in the northern state of Kedah will carry out final assembly of specific models for the local...

Singapore, United States Expand Cybersecurity Cooperation in Defence and Financial Sectors

Singapore and the United States have signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to expand cooperation on cybersecurity. In the defence sector,  Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have signed an MoU with the U.S. Department of...

China spurs Uganda’s ICT development to drive economic growth

China is helping Uganda with its development of the information communication technology (ICT), which could drive the East African country’s economy amid the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. China is one of the key countries that are helping Uganda spur its development through...

Viet Nam’s overseas investment rises 74.1 pct

Vietnamese firms invested US$575 million abroad over the last eight months of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 74.1 percent, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The above figure includes US$150.1 million committed in 40 projects, equal to 68.7 percent of the capital...

MDEC announces new round of Smart Automation Grant

THE Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) has announced the 2021 edition of its #SMART Automation Grant (SAG) and is calling for new applicants. SAG is a matching grant to help services companies automate their business processes and move towards digitalisation, an important process that is...

Geekvape invests several billion yuan to build an intelligent manufacturing industrial park in China's Greater Bay Area

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese e-cigarette brand Geekvape announced a new investment valued at several billion yuan in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) with the support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The new investment is part of the...

Hon Hai aims to take e-vehicle venture with Thai partner public

Taipei, Aug. 28 (CNA) Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which has moved aggressively into the electric vehicle market, is looking to take an EV joint venture with Thailand's state-owned oil supplier PTT Public Co. Ltd. public. At an online forum -- The Future...

Taiwan Combines Human, Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Transformation

Agricultural production is always prone to weather conditions, making the supply-demand imbalance the biggest pain point for farmers over the years. The improvements in agricultural production technology have helped farmers secure yield stability and quality in fruit and vegetable...

The Philippines Gets New Robotic Automation Lab

Technology has consistently altered the way workers in every industry perform their duties. Technology has improved working conditions from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Its impact on the workplace has streamlined time-consuming and environmentally wasteful processes,...

ABB Supports Growth of Indonesian Colocation Market With Indokeppel Data Center Project

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ABB has delivered Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), PowerWave 33, for  efficient power protection at IndoKeppel data center in Indonesia. The Indonesian data center market has experienced significant growth over recent...

TIME dotCom chooses IBM AI-powered automation software to transform service delivery

KUALA LUMPUR: TIME dotCom Bhd (TIME) has turned to IBM technologies to modernise its network operations. TIME would be deploying the IBM Cloud Pak for network automation built on Red Hat OpenShift to make its network operations more efficient and flexible across various environments. The...

Producers strive to minimise grim supply chain disruptions

Intel Products Vietnam in Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) is seeking approval from Ho Chi Minh City authorities to ease the stay-at-work requirements by allowing its employees to work and go home. The SHTP Business Association has proposed piloting this solution for Intel Products Vietnam and...

S'pore, Chongqing firms boost digital tie-ups

Nine agreements were inked between Singapore and Chongqing businesses yesterday to further cross-border digital collaborations in a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, trade and logistics, and healthcare. These reflect the "solid foundation" laid over the past five years that has...

SIRIM to Drive Adoption of Frontier Technology

SIRIM Berhad's newly appointed President and Group Chief Executive, Dato Dr. Ahmad Sabirin Arshad plans to transform the organisation into a champion of frontier technology and a RM1 billion company by 2027. His illustrious career path certainly proves he is the right person to make this...

Investors may want to keep resilient Japan on their radar

IN THE rush to capitalise Asia's rapid growth opportunities, investors have often neglected Japan, the world's third largest economy. Japanese companies are not only beneficiaries of Asia's growth but are plugged in to key structural themes of the post-pandemic world - Asia's rising middle class,...

Wistron partners with India's Optiemus in boost for electronics manufacturing

NEW DELHI: Wistron of Taiwan is partnering with India's Optiemus Electronics to build products such as smartphones and laptops, a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to make the country an electronics manufacturing hub. As part of the deal with contract manufacturer Wistron, Optiemus...

ASEAN auto parts hub buckles under virus outbreaks

SINGAPORE/HANOI -- Coronavirus outbreaks tearing through Southeast Asia have triggered a wave of production cuts at automotive suppliers, with the ripple effect shutting down assemnly plants far beyond the region. ARTICLE BY NIKKEI Asia

Singapore to Develop Electric Cargo Vessel as Part of Green Plan Goals

Singapore will build the country’s first commercially viable fully electric cargo vessel, complete with interoperable swappable battery infrastructure solutions for the Singapore Port. The Singapore government has awarded funding to a consortium consisting of an energy infrastructure and...

Chinese robot makers battle Europe and Japan rivals on home turf

DALIAN, China -- Chinese industrial robots still have some catching up to do in terms of technology, but they are roughly 30% cheaper than Japanese and European counterparts, an opening Chinese manufacturers are set to exploit to gain ground in their home...

Siemens and Tata Power-DDL Partner for Smart Metering Technology Deployment

Siemens Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) jointly announced the successful deployment of Smart Metering Technology for over 200,000 Smart Meters in North Delhi. The state-of-the-art EnergyIP Meter Data Management System installed and...

S'pore, US to launch climate partnership, collaborate on sustainable development and low-carbon solutions

SINGAPORE - Singapore and the United States will strengthen collaboration on climate action, environmental governance, sustainable development, and low-carbon solutions. This will create opportunities for businesses and workers in green growth sectors, including in energy transitions, clean...

Nestle launches regional accelerator to drive development and testing of food tech ideas

SINGAPORE - Global food giant Nestle has launched a new regional research and development (R&D) accelerator to drive innovation in food technology, as part of its upgraded facilities in Singapore.  The accelerator will be a platform for start-ups, students and the company’s...

ABB/Voith Alliance Helps SCA to Drive Bold Investment Program Forward

ABB has been contracted by machine supplier Voith to deliver drives and electrification to support the build of SCA’s new kraftliner machine PM2 at its Obbola mill in Umeå, Sweden.The contract is in addition to an automation and control system upgrade based on the ABB Ability™...

Infosys wins global award for CX automation project with Telstra

Global IT consultancy Infosys has received a global Blue Prism award for its support in helping Telstra improve its customer experience through robotic process automation. A hook-up between Telstra and Indian ICT consulting giant Infosys has seen the latter awarded with two ‘Partner...

Major report backs value creation potential of Digital Twins

Ernst & Young has delivered an enormous boost to Digital Twin technology’s value in building maintenance and operations, sustainability and reducing environmental impact, health and wellness, and real estate interface.This comes from a white paper ‘Digital Twin: The Age of Aquarius...

William Bain, CEO, ScaleOut Software: Real-time tracking with digital twins

ScaleOut Software CEO William Bain discusses the challenges facing the telemetry industry, the advantages of the digital twin model, and some of the technological advances driving innovation in the IoT sphere. What solutions is ScaleOut Software bringing to the IoT space? ScaleOut...

Bosch Australia opens new Hydraulics and Manufacturing Automation Centre

Bosch Australia has opened its $17 million Hydraulics and Manufacturing Automation Centre, with support from the Victorian government, to help businesses embrace digital technologies in their quest to make better products.  The new Hydraulics and Manufacturing Automation Centre will bring...

Sustainability initiative in 3D printing industry to advance more mindful manufacturing

Israel — 3D-printing company Stratasys, announced its commitment to the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association. The non-commercial organisation seeks to advance sustainability efforts in the 3D printing industry. To advance its commitment to sustainability, Stratasys joined the...

Thanh Hoa works to promote e-commerce, digital transformation

Hanoi (VNA) – The central province of Thanh Hoa are applying measures to boost the development of e-commerce and speed up digital transformation to catch up with the current trend of the domestic and global economy.With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the implementation of the...

IQnexus and Semtech Enhance Building Automation With New Indoor Air & Environment Quality Sensors Utilizing LoRaWAN®

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its collaboration with IQnexus, provider of Internet of Things (IoT) end to end solutions and...

Siemens and Everis to create new mobility platform for Spain’s Renfe

Renfe has selected Siemens and Everis to develop and operate a countrywide intelligent Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform, which Spain’s national railway company expects will boost its revenues by millions. The new platform is billed by Renfe as “one of the world’s most...

Burloak and Kinectrics to develop Additive Manufacturing for the nuclear power industry

Burloak Technologies, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., and Kinectrics, Toronto, Ontario, a life cycle management service provider for the power generation & electricity industries, have announced a collaboration agreement to develop additively manufactured...

Thailand starts 'Factory Sandbox' to protect $28.6 billion manufacturing sector

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand has launched a pilot programme to test, vaccinate and isolate factory workers to limit Covid-19-related disruptions to its export-driven manufacturing industry, one of the few bright spots in an economy crushed by the virus. The "Factory Sandbox" initiative aims to...

ABB to acquire autonomous mobile robot maker ASTI

ABB says it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group, an autonomous mobile robot 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 only company to...

Enterprises diversify plans to adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese enterprises have proven their dynamism and high adaptability to the situation as the fourth outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to successive social distancing measures over the past month. Tô Hoài Nam, vice president and general...

Hyundai Construction Equipment to develop small-sized forklifts

South Korean construction machinery maker Hyundai Construction Equipment Co. on Tuesday said it will develop small-sized forklifts to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells.The subsidiary of Hyundai Genuine Co. will team up with S-Fuelcell Co., a local hydrogen fuel cell maker, to commercialize the...

Global tax reforms will not hurt Singapore's competitiveness: EDB chairman

Dr Beh says Singapore is supportive of a serious multilateral effort to create a level playing field for attracting investments. SINGAPORE is confident that global tax reforms will not hurt its competitiveness given the "strong value propositions" it has built up over the years, said Singapore...

Indonesia's digital economy grows to US$44 billion

THE Indonesian government has been taking concrete policy steps in recent years to advance its digital transformation agenda and while steady progress is already being made in that direction, the good news is that the pace of change is expected to accelerate. Indonesia's digital economy expanded...

E-commerce Poses New Automation Challenges

Providing greater flexibility specifically for the growing e-commerce market are two new technologies—a multi-pick EOAT from Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHS), and an AI- (Artificial Intelligence) powered picking solution from Plus One Robotics and Fanuc...

Accenture Named a Leader in Smart Manufacturing Services by the IDC Marketscape

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in smart manufacturing services in a new IDC MarketScape report. The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart Manufacturing Service Providers 2021 Vendor Assessment,”* is a quantitative and qualitative...

Global supply chains are being battered by fresh Covid-19 surges

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Asia's renewed surge in Covid-19 infections is compounding supply-chain blockages across the world's biggest source of manufactured goods. After weathering earlier pandemic waves better than other regions, the fast-spreading Delta variant has thrown into turmoil...

Siemens Smart Infrastructure targets acquisitions to speed growth

ZUG, Switzerland : Siemens is considering acquisitions in building management software and electric vehicle charging to accelerate growth at its Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, managing board member Matthias Rebellius told Reuters. The German company wants to expand its offering and grow...

Bosch Rexroth to Present Connected Hydraulics Roadshow Traveling Exhibit

Bosch Rexroth’s Connected Hydraulics Roadshow is a traveling exhibit, bringing a complete “tradeshow booth on wheels” to plants and industrial parks across North America beginning September 2021.The Connected Hydraulics Roadshow is a self-contained exhibit, housed in a specially...

Central Global to boost manufacturing capacity at Kuala Muda factory

KUALA LUMPUR: Central Global Bhd is finalising the purchase of machinery that will more than triple the manufacturing capacity of industrial masking tapes at its factory in Kuala Muda, Kedah. According to the the group, the production capacity of its factory will be increased to 70...

World Economic Forum Highlights Benefits of GDPR Pseudonymisation as Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, August 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Anonos, a leading provider of state-of-the-art data enablement and protection technology, has shared today that the World Economic Forum highlights the benefits of GDPR Pseudonymisation in the context of its Data for a...

Time will come when Big Data recommends medical treatments

A speaker once told an economic conference I attended years ago that countries and business entities would not go wrong if they invested in the technology, healthcare and energy sectors in the 21st century. We nodded in approval because we believed in the speaker due to his background and huge...

NASA's latest space station cargo includes a 3D printing system for lunar soil

NASA has edged one step closer to building Moon and Mars colonies using the celestial bodies' soil. Universe Today notes that NASA's latest International Space Station resupply mission included a machine meant to demonstrate 3D printing regolith (that is, loose...

Digital dominance

SOON, whatever jobs that can be automated will be automated. But just because automation happens does not mean it is the end of the world, said Taylor’s University deputy vice-chancellor and chief academic officer Prof Dr Pradeep Nair. “Professionals in any discipline –...

REGISTER NOW