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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...


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Investment in Data centre to hit $174bn by 2023 — Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, weekend, disclosed that investment in the data centre would hit $174 billion by 2023 following increasing demand. The company, which called for more investment, stated that the disruptive IoT technologies have already created a spike in demand for data centres, while the...

75 years of India’s Independence

India marks its 75th Independence Day on 15 August 2021. Global celebrations for the anniversary were formally launched on 12 March 2021 with 75 weeks of festivities called ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. In honour of the momentous occasion, the Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Ms. Suchitra...

MOF: Efforts underway to strengthen the nation towards Reform stage

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts are underway to strengthen the strategic levers of the nation in moving towards the Reform stage and this includes the new approach adopted by the Ministry of Finance in improving the country’s annual budgeting process to make it more transparent and inclusive,...

[Anniversary Special] S. Korea’s pharmaceutical industry grows through COVID-19, prepares for post-pandemic future

The pandemic has opened up a window of opportunity for South Korean pharmaceutical and biotech companies to advance to the global stage.Several local players posted strong earnings by exporting self-developed test kits to foreign countries and secured contract manufacturing deals for COVID-19...

Building global supply chain resilience through regional distribution centres in Asean

THE outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to global supply chains. The worldwide supply crisis and ensuing demand shock from countries' lockdowns and travel restrictions have exposed the supply chain and production vulnerabilities of many multinational companies.... ARTICLE...

isGroup Announces Investment in New Machinery and Factory Expansion

Signage manufacturer isGroup is making a significant investment into manufacturing machinery. The family-run North Wales based company has been designing, manufacturing, and installing cutting edge signage solutions for a range of sectors and pride themselves on delivering quality solutions. The...

Schneider Electric and AVEVA support sustainability initiatives of mining companies

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and AVEVA, a specialist in industrial software has announced that their combined technology offerings are supporting the sustainability initiatives of mining companies in four key pillars: energy...

Bosch machine learning trials go live on Fetch.ai

Fetch.ai, a Cambridge-based artificial intelligence lab building an open-access decentralized machine learning network for smart infrastructure, says the team of the “Economy of Things” (EoT) strategic advance engineering project at Bosch Research will be initiating machine...

Bosch to provide comprehensive battery manufacturing equipment service

Germany multinational Bosch has announced it is pooling its mechanical engineering experience to supply companies with equipment for battery production from a single source – ranging from individual components and software solutions to complete assembly lines. One of its pilot customers is...

Skunk Works' Factory Of The Future Will Use Roaming Robots To Rapidly Assemble Top Secret Aircraft

Lockheed Martin's famous Skunk Works advanced projects division has opened a new cutting-edge manufacturing facility at its campus in Palmdale, California, which is part of the U.S. Air Force's Plant 42. The company says that the technologies it will employ in this new "factory of...

Fusion Cloud solutions offer response to changing conditions

As the pandemic is forcing people to work from home, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a crucial element that allows people to securely access resources and data remotely from anywhere, says US computer tech powerhouse Oracle. According to global research firm Gartner, IT...

RFAP offers end-to-end solutions as Asia builds up LNG infrastructure

With demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rapidly rising globally, strategic collaborations will hasten the infrastructure build-up needed for the industry to flourish, especially in Asia-Pacific where many emerging markets are entering middle-income status. One example of a viable...

EVAT: Promoting electric vehicles and the reduction of pollution

Krisda Utamote, President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) is one of the major organisations that are promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand. EVAT’s ultimate goal includes the reduction of road...

Supporting innovation development for Thailand’s electric vehicle industry

Interview Supporting innovation development for Thailand’s electric vehicle industry Sorawit Wanitanukul, Director of Electric Vehicles Program, RDI Management for National Strategic, NSTDA Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is entrusted with the...

Japan supports Thailand in promoting green technologies

Hanoi (VNA) - Japan pledged to increase support for Thailand in promoting carbon neutrality to help the Southeast Asian country rebuild its economy which is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on August 11. In a online meeting...

We, the Robots? The challenge of regulating artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) and concerns about its potential impact on humanity have been with us for more than half a century. The term was coined in 1956 at a Dartmouth College symposium. Early research explored topics like proving logic theorems and playing games such as...

Use of ICT needs to be increased to face 4th industrial revolution

The use of information and communication technology has to be increased to create skilled human resources to address the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution, speakers said at a webinar today. The Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Foundation, organised the webinar styled...

Factory automation, robotics and machine tool solutions revealed at EMO Milano

Italy — During EMO Milano 2021, Fanuc will show a number of new technologies on its stand that are to turn the vision of an automated future into present-day reality. Apart from topics such as green mobility, the company's stand will focus on medical technology, optics, metal cutting and the...

SITA and Siemens to equip new smart terminal at Kansas City Airport

Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD) has partnered with Siemens and SITA to provide futureproof, scalable technologies for Kansas City International (MCI) Airport’s new terminal project, dubbed Build KCI. The new 92,903m2, 39-gate terminal will include a variety of building automation,...

Singapore Aquaculture Technologies secures funding from Siemens

Singapore Aquaculture Technologies (SAT), the creator of “Smart Floating Fish Farm” tropical fish-farming system, has closed its Series A funding round, with Munich, Germany-based conglomerate Siemens playing a major role. The main part of the financing round, which was worth SGD 9.2...

Celcom picks Informatica to enhance data governance programme

CELCOM Axiata Bhd has chosen Informatica to enhance its data governance programme as it aims to become the nation’s most inspiring digital organisation by 2022. Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, enables Celcom to automate the governance of millions of subscribers...

Huawei to ramp up tech investment in support of Thailand 4.0

Global tech powerhouse Huawei Technologies has vowed to deepen its investment in 5G, cloud and data centres, digital power and talent development to support Thailand 4.0 initiative. Thailand continues to take a leading role in 5G deployment in Asean, the company said. "The pandemic accelerated...

A manufacturer and a food caterer among new players feeding Singapore’s urban farming boom

SINGAPORE: In a small room tucked away on the second floor of a precision engineering factory in Tuas, pots of kale and lettuce stacked in vertical racks grow under the glow of pink-purple lights. These light-emitting diode (LED) lights have been designed to shine at a customised spectrum that...

Schneider Electric Teams Up with IT Distributors to Provide UPS as a Service

Schneider Electric will now support IT distribution partners combining APC Smart-UPS (uninterruptible power supply) solutions with monitoring and dispatch services to create their own “as a service” offer for their customers. For background, Smart-UPS units support the...

China Is Still the World's Factory—And It's Designing the Future With AI

For many years now, China has been the world’s factory. Even in 2020, as other economies struggled with the effects of the pandemic, China’s manufacturing output was $3.854 trillion, up from the previous year, accounting for nearly a third of the global market. But if you are still...

Lenovo sees pandemic-driven PC demand persisting as profit jumps

SHANGHAI :China's Lenovo Group Ltd said it expects strong demand for personal computers to continue until at least 2025 as the pandemic permanently changes how people live and work, after it reported a more than doubling in first-quarter profit. The world's biggest maker of personal computers...

IDC MarketScape Names Siemens as a Global Industrial IoT Platform Leader

Siemens announced today that is has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industrial IoT Platforms and Applications in Manufacturing 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc # US47956021, July 2021). The IDC MarketScape report provides an in-depth market assessment of vendors...

Aeva & Nikon: 4D LiDAR in Industrial Automation & Metrology

Who Are Aeva and Nikon? Founded in 2017, Aeva is a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems. Its founders - former Apple engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk - have a mission to bring the next wave of perception technology to broad applications. Founded in...

Hyundai-LG’s Indonesian battery JV promised of benefits in raw material supply and price

A $1.1 billion joint-venture project by Hyundai Motor and LG Energy Solution to establish a 10GWh capacity battery cell plant in Indonesia under full blessing from the host country will be supplied with raw materials at favorable terms to help the Korean consortium gain fast ascension in the EV...

Renault, Geely to explore new hybrid-focused venture

Beijing FRANCE'S Renault said on Monday it is looking to revive business in China by forming a hybrid vehicle joint venture (JV) with Geely Holding Group, a year after it ended its previous operation in the world's largest car market. The two companies have signed a framework agreement to set up...

Eric Bert to head Inkbit's Vista 3D printing system commercialisation efforts

The appointment of Bert comes after the closing of Inkbit’s $30 million Series B funding round last month and as the company continues to focus on the commercialisation of its inkjet Vista 3D printing system. Bert brings with him extensive experience within the additive...

JTC partners with startup InsiderList.com to launch MAR compliance solution

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) was introduced in Europe to ensure the integrity of the financial markets and enhance investor protection, however, it also places significant strain on many listed companies.  InsiderList.com provides a complete workflow automation platform, designed to greatly...

Aeva Technologies partners with Nikon for industrial measurement tools

Aeva Technologies Inc on Tuesday said it has partnered with Nikon Corp to use Aeva's three-dimensional mapping sensors for industrial measurement tools, the sensor company's first foray outside self-driving cars. Founded by former Apple Inc and Nikon veterans, Aeva has developed a lidar sensor...

IBM foresees faster emerging technology adoption in Malaysia

As industries accelerated their tech adoption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations were focused more on using emerging technology for business continuity at first. Plans for using technology to improve business efficiency and productivity were slowed down due to changes in the...

Bosch Rexroth to Exhibit Advanced Technologies for Offshore and Marine Applications at OTC 2021

Bosch Rexroth will join leaders in offshore and marine technology to showcase the company’s latest innovations at OTC 2021 on Aug. 16-19 in Houston. Located in booth 1207, Rexroth experts will demonstrate a broad range of technologies and solutions designed to help the offshore energy...

EDB collaborates with CCC and USAID/PARTNER to build capacity building program

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has collaborated with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported Partnership for Accelerating Results in Trade, National Expenditure and Revenue (PARTNER) Activity to implement a...

SMEs face challenges in digital transformation

Chien told an online conference on digital transformation for sales and marketing held in Hanoi on August 7 that Vietnam targets to become a digital country by 2025 under the national digital transformation program. Of which, digital transformation for businesses would play a crucial...

Private 5G Networks Are On The Rise, Fueling The Industry 4.0 Drive

The adoption of private 5G networks is gaining traction around the world as regulators allocate more spectrum to enterprises so they can build and maintain their own private 5G networks — these are networks that don't share traffic with other cellular networks in the vicinity. This...

Re-engineering government digital infrastructure to lock in digitalisation gains

DIGITAL technology has played a significant role in Singapore's ongoing fight against Covid-19. Our investment in re-engineering the government's digital infrastructure has paid off in enabling a swift response to the pandemic. In short order, we managed to roll out the Gov.sg WhatsApp channel,...

China’s foreign trade sees robust growth in July, but pace slows amid uncertainties

China's foreign trade maintained a relatively strong growth for the 14th consecutive month in July, but the growth pace slowed down slightly from the previous month due to a slew of factors, including resurgence of the COVID-19 both at home and abroad, extreme weather conditions as well as fading...

Amid the Labor Shortage, Robots Step in to Make the French Fries

In a White Castle just southeast of Chicago, the 100-year-old purveyor of fast food has played host for the past year to an unusual, and unusually hardworking, employee: a robotic fry cook. Flippy, as the robot is known, is no gimmick, says Jamie Richardson, a White Castle vice president. It...

Industrial Automation Service Market including top key players ABB, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation

JCMR recently introduced Industrial Automation Service study with focused approach on market size & volumes by Application, Industry particular process, product type, players, and production & Consumption analysis considering major factors, cost Structure and regulatory factors. At present,...

Tango Eye aims to enable digital transformation of over 10,000 retail stores globally

The startup, which is backed by retail unicorn Lenskart, has enabled the digital transformation of over 1,000 stores located across India, Singapore and Europe. ARTICLE BY THE ECONOMIC TIMES

SMIC shares surge as chip supply crunch brightens outlook

[SHANGHAI] Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) jumped as much as 10 per cent in Hong Kong after raising its annual sales outlook, as a prolonged global chip shortage drove up prices of chipsets. Revenue at China's biggest chip foundry rose 43 per cent to US$1.34 billion in the...

Siemens raises profit guidance again as industrial demand ramps up

ZURICH :German engineering and technology company Siemens raised its profit guidance on Thursday for the third time this year on the back of a post-pandemic surge in demand. The trains-to-industrial software maker is seeing a broad-based increase in demand as customers around the world rebuild...

Siemens to buy rail software company Sqills in 550 million euro deal

ZURICH : Siemens is buying rail software company Sqills, the German engineering and technology company said on Thursday, its latest acquisition to expand into high growth markets outside its core activities. The trains-to-industrial software maker will pay an initial 550 million euros (US$651.09...

Allegro MicroSystems Finalizes Sale of Thailand Manufacturing Facility

Manchester, NH, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. (“Allegro”), a global leader in sensing and power semiconductor technology, today announced that it has finalized the sale of its manufacturing facility in Thailand (“AMTC”) to Innolight...

Digital Twin technology expects to lead transforming into global windfalls for cities

A new report by global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, says the cost benefits alone could be worth $280 billion by 2030 through using Digital Twins for more efficient urban planning. "Digital Twins will become the ultimate tool for city governments to design, plan and manage their...

Manufacturing Digitalisation Symposium: Ericsson’s Unlocking the Potential of Industrial Digitalisation with 5G discussion

Next generation 5G networks offer manufacturers the chance to build smart factories and truly take advantage of technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) for troubleshooting, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With competitiveness and efficiency now...

OSB giant understands value of digital thread is not TBD

Driven by production agility expectations and ongoing social distancing requirements due to the pandemic, 2020 marked a critical inflection point for the wide-scale rollout of industrial digital transformation initiatives.With more industrial organizations implementing or scaling up digital...

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