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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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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...

Asia's factory activity hit by rising costs, new Covid-19 wave

TOKYO • Asia's factories hit a rough patch last month as rising input costs and a new wave of Covid-19 infections overshadowed solid global demand, highlighting the fragile nature of the region's recovery. Manufacturing activity rose in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea, though firms...

Oil slumps 4% on concerns over demand and OPEC supply boost

NEW YORK: Oil prices tumbled about 4 per cent on Monday (Aug 2) as weak economic data from China and the United States, the world's top oil consumers, and higher crude output from OPEC producers stoked fears of weakness in oil demand and oversupply. Brent crude oil futures slid by...

Siemens hosts Virtual Smart Mining Forum to explore new trends

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) hosts Virtual Smart Mining Forum to explore new trends and the impact of technology on the mining sector; Launch of a Hackathon to universities to participate using the low-coding platform, Mendix; Siemens hosts an Enterprise and Supplier Development forum to...

Singapore reviewing study findings on use of sustainable aviation fuels at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: Government agencies are reviewing the findings of a study conducted on the operational and commercial viability of using sustainable aviation fuels at Changi Airport, Transport Minister S Iswaran said on Tuesday (Aug 3). Such fuels can be produced from sustainable resources such as...

Bosch Rexroth to Present Industry 4.0-ready Technologies at ATX West 2021

Bosch Rexroth will join with leading suppliers and users of automation, robotics and smart manufacturing to showcase the company’s industry-leading portfolio of connected industry solutions at ATX West 2021 on August 10-12 in Anaheim, California. Located in booth 4400.At ATX West 2021,...

Small but connected: How Singapore stands its ground as a global logistics hub

On April 7, 2020, an unusual silence reverberated across the streets of Singapore as the country entered a nationwide partial lockdown to contain the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. Roads and buildings were emptied out as workplaces shuttered and schools closed. Yet, at the...

SP Group partners BCG Energy on solar project in Vietnam

SP Group (SP) and BCG Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bamboo Capital JSC, have formalised a joint venture (JV) to invest in rooftop solar and other renewable energy projects in Vietnam. In a press statement on Monday, SP said that it will own 49 per cent of the JV, while the wholly-owned...

Asia factory activity hit by rising costs, Delta variant

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Asia's factories hit a rough patch last month as rising input costs and a new wave of Covid-19 infections overshadowed solid global demand, highlighting the fragile nature of the region's recovery. Manufacturing activity rose in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea, though...

ABB India ties up with Audi India to provide charging solutions for Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback

ABB India NSE 0.18 % on Monday announced that it has partnered with Audi India to provide charging solutions for their newly launched, fully electric Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback. "To ensure a premium charging customer experience, the newly launched Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron...

The robot apocalypse is hard to find in America's small and mid-sized factories

CLEVELAND: When researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Rich Gent's machine shop here to see how automation was spreading to America's small and medium-sized factories, they expected to find robots. They did not. "In big factories - when you're making the same thing...

Thailand confident on achieving industry 4.0 ambition

Thailand is making great strides towards complete digitalisation, taking it on the verge of being an Asian digital behemoth, according to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI),  e-payment and cutting-edge technology are all but...

Ericsson gets 5G radio contracts in China: Sources

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's Ericsson won a 3 per cent share in a joint 5G radio contract from China Telecom and China Unicom, according to sources familiar with the matter. Nokia, which was expected to take away Ericsson's market share in China, did not receive any share, according to a tender...

Farsoon's global 3D printing install base reaches 500

Farsoon has announced its global install base of polymer and metal 3D printing systems now exceeds 500. The company has also said that there is an additional 200+ additive manufacturing machines installed as development or demo systems. Of the 500 machines installed at customer sites,...

Schneider Electric standardizes micro data centers on Stratus edge computing

Stratus Technologies reported June 15 that Schneider Electric has released its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center architectures standardized on Stratus' ftServer edge computing platforms to move traditional data center capabilities to factory floors. These pre-validated architectures...

Ascendas Reit H1 DPU rises 5.4% to S$0.0766; manager eyes redevelopment of TÜV SÜD PSB building

ASCENDAS Real Estate Investment Trust (Ascendas Reit) has bumped up its distribution per unit (DPU) to 7.66 Singapore cents for the first-half ended June 30, up 5.4 per cent from 7.27 cents a year ago. Distributable income rose 18.2 per cent to S$311.0 million, which the manager attributed mainly...

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...

Alternative Energy Power Management

The world continues to move forward in its search for quality energy alternatives. As these sources of energy advance, companies are looking to gain a foothold in renewable energy generation, storage, and microgrid management. They seek advancement in technology that will not only provide for their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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