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How Microsoft is Bringing the Metaverse to Factory Floors

HoloLens is being worn for a variety of efficient use cases. The metaverse is starting to show up in some fascinating places and work environments. In this video clip from "The Virtual Opportunities Show" on Motley Fool Live, recorded on May 31, Fool.com contributor Rachel Warren...

Nokia sees chance to spur Industry 4.0

Mr Thitipan says Nokia is keen to provide industrial-grade private wireless networks that have proven to be a critical enabler to accelerate Industry 4.0. The telecom regulator should allocate spectrum ranges for enterprise usage through its licensing regime in order to drive the Industry 4.0...

The need for data-driven digital transformation in industry 4.0

Evolving on the grounds of technology, followed by a global push to be digitally active, businesses in industry 4.0 must take human-machine interactions and data derived from it to the next-level. Predictive-insights has been a long-standing buzzword. It is a gray area for some, for others it is...

Malaysia: SAP, Microsoft jointly introduce SME solution with PIKOM's encouragement

PIKOM CIO chapter chairman Malik Murad Ali (centre) with Microsoft Malaysia managing director K.Raman (left) and SAP managing director Hong Kok Cheong (right). KUALA LUMPUR: The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) urges local businesses to double their digital transformation...

Pepsi Turns to Additive Manufacturing to Make its Bottles

At some point or another in our lives, we have definitely heard of and most likely consumed it: Pepsi. The iconic American cult drink can be found in almost every supermarket around the world – stored in plastic bottles. For the popular drink, with its unique taste, the New York-based company...

Pharma 4.0 and the Modernizing Power of Digital Technology Transfer

Putting Pharma 4.0 principles into practice, and how a crucial foundation for doing so is the digitation of technology transfer in the life sciences enterprise. Digital transformation is a major undertaking for any manufacturer. But factor in the mission critical, highly regulated, and...

Moving Manufacturing Forward: How Letting Go Of The Past Can Drive Manufacturing Transformation

Everybody knows the saying, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” But what if you build a better way to build a mousetrap? Will the world still come knocking? For many manufacturers, the answer may be no—or at least not right...

Software Defined Automation Releases Industrial-Control-as-a-Service

Software Defined Automation releases a complete solution for control engineers to overcome tight coupling of hardware and software in factory automation, as well as the limited spillover of innovations from information technology to industrial real-time control. SDA Industrial-Control-as-a-Service...


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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 –...

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...

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