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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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DCI Indonesia opens fourth data centre site

DCI Indonesia has opened the fourth of an intended fleet of up to 15 data centres, with the new facility in Cibitung, West Java, featuring a total power capacity of 15MW.  With the new building, the Indonesian data centre infrastructure provider is pulling total power capacity across its four...

Sustainability and technology go hand in hand

Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) may not often be associated with climate change mitigation, but its use of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing can actually play a pivotal role. Smart factories equipped with IR 4.0...

Measures in place to ensure no food supply chain disruption during total lockdown: Malaysian minister

PUTRAJAYA: Measures will be taken to ensure that food supply from the agriculture, fishing and farming sectors will not be disrupted during the two-week total lockdown from Tuesday (Jun 1), said Minister for Agriculture and Food Industries Ronald Kiandee. In a statement on Monday...

Sony and Suzuki join investors focused on digital transformation

TOKYO -- Sony Group, Suzuki Motor and other big Japanese companies are set to back a fund focused on investing in new companies that are developing technologies related to digital transformation and decarbonization, Nikkei has learned. The companies will participate in a startup investment fund to...

Promoting multilateralism, together with Indonesia

When it comes to diplomatic strategy, Japan has long emphasized the importance of a multilateral approach. As we face increasingly complex challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, we must come together to address them through multilateral coordination and collaboration and strive for a united world....

FPT powers up digital transformation for Vietnam Electricity

Vietnam-headquartered IT services group FPT has inked a deal to underpin the digital transformation of Vietnam Electricity Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC), a subsidiary of Vietnam Electricity (EVN).  The partnership contract agreement will see FPT help EVNSPC realise the goal of...

US, China market demand to keep Asean exports afloat in 2021: report

KEY South-east Asian economies are tipped to see a rebound on export strength in 2021, fuelled by demand from major trading partners China and the United States. Based on high exposure to both markets, Vietnam will lead the trade recovery, followed by Malaysia. Regional trade hub Singapore will...

Teradyne: Robots, 5G, Semiconductors - A Winning Formula For Sustainable Growth

Summary > Teradyne has considerably more value than simply the sum of its parts, making it a very promising investment opportunity. > Teradyne is positioned to benefit from the explosive growth in semiconductor demand with its semiconductor test equipment and demand for its solutions...

Malaysia a promising market for e-gifts

PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order (MCO) have helped to accelerate the digital transformation of businesses in Malaysia and led to a change in corporate gifting patterns, with companies leaning towards e-gifts. To many businesses, gifting is a way of establishing...

GMIS2021 to explore ways to transform manufacturing

Global industrial giant, GE, has said that it will collaborate with the UAE-based Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) to support manufacturers in deploying digitisation, lean processes and safety protocols to improve efficiencies, eliminate waste, lower costs, increase...

Cloud computing: clearer visions for enterprise IT

A recent survey conducted by Flexera revealed a startling picture. Yes, cloud computing is a growth area for enterprise IT as more and more businesses seek to shift the burden of administration away from internal teams and respond to customer demands for always-on digital services, but the growth...

Booming logistics, e-commerce bolster livelihoods

As a migrant worker in Beijing, Shao Fang had no choice but to leave her 7-year-old son at home with his grandmother in a village in Henan province, despite feeling guilty about doing so. The 40-year-old mother likes shopping online, and buys her son gifts to make up for not being with...

IoT Security: Why Food Industry Cyber Awareness Should Be Your Main Ingredient

The food industry faces an uncertain future. Restaurants and prepared-food companies, food manufacturers, farmers and producers that survived the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 are heading into a new world. Some of the competition has been removed, new players are entering the market and both tastes...

Vention and OnRobot Partner to Bring a One-Stop-Shop for Cobot Applications to Manufacturers Globally

Vention, a manufacturing automation platform (MAP), today announced its partnership with OnRobot, which makes tools for collaborative applications. This partnership combines Vention's online-first manufacturing automation platform with OnRobot's library of plug-and-play end-of-arm tools to...

How AI innovation is improving agricultural efficiency

As I noted recently, organizations often find the biggest success through small steps with artificial intelligence. There are many examples of this at work, but Linux offers a great one. Linux started out as a student desktop experiment before it creeped slowly into companies as a reliable...

Go green with sustainable printing solutions

Businesses that switch from laser printers to heat-free inkjet printers can save energy, money and time. Climate change is a global challenge, and Singapore, like many nations, is taking concrete steps towards building a sustainable future. To this end, the Government has outlined a path towards...

Semiconductor shortage puts brakes on automotive recovery

The rebound in automotive manufacturing has been stymied by a global shortage of semiconductors writes Jason Ford Anyone in the market for a new Peugeot 308 will be intrigued to find its dashboard fitted with an analogue speedometer instead of a digital display. This has nothing to do with adding...

BITO Storage Systems is set to showcase its latest innovations at the IntraLogisteX Exhibition 2021

BITO Storage Systems will be highlighting its productive order picking technologies exclusively at the leading warehousing show, IntraLogisteX, on the 1st & 2nd July 2021. The exclusive show provides an opportunity to discuss with BITO experts on Stand 116, the latest intralogistics...

Nexa3D and VSTECS Partner to Digitize Supply Chains in China

VENTURA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--China’s manufacturing industry continues to see remarkable economic and technological growth as it embraces digital fabrication technologies across the entire product life cycle. The strategic appointment of Qun Zhang was based on his extensive experience...

Three ways digitalisation changes corporate responsibility

When a virus brought the world to its knees, the digital economy got a shot of adrenaline. Remote working, e-commerce and distance learning boomed. Organisations scrambled to acquire the technologies that enable virtual meetings and collaboration among employees, clients and other stakeholders....

Maximising uptime in industrial robotics

Castrol’s advanced lubricants for robotic applications are designed to reduce industrial robot downtime while having a positive effect on the quality, cost and efficiency of your production process. Industrial robots have transformed manufacturing companies across every industry, helping to...

4 Ways to Unlock the True Potential of Warehouse Automation

In January, I predicted 2020 would kick off the decade of orchestration as the next logical step toward greater operational efficiency in the supply chain. Little did we know all that 2020 would bring in accelerating the push for interoperability and communication amongst warehouse resources. Now,...

AI-based digital assistants ensure operational resilience

In IIoT-based smart factory setups, AI-enabled digital assistants are linked into all assets and all data. It is this intelligence that takes the IIoT beyond data collection to predictions and decisions The smart factory vision is gaining momentum, with advanced manufacturing companies...

ABB Robotics advances construction industry automation to enable safer and sustainable building

ABB Robotics is driving automation in the construction industry with new robotic automation solutions to address key challenges, including the need for more affordable and environmentally friendly housing and to reduce the environmental impact of construction, amidst a labor and skills...

Industry 4.0 productivity is only a MachineLink away with FourJaw

Robin Hartley and Chris Iveson are on a mission to provide Industry 4.0 productivity gains to every CNC machine in every job shop factory in the UK. Tall order? The Manufacturer caught up with the founders of tech spinout FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics to find out about the launch of their...

Philippines’ DITO makes 5G play in Mindanao with Nokia

Philippine telco Dito Telecommunity Corporation (DITO) has picked Nokia, its 4G LTE radio partner since 2020, to pitch in the tech needed to roll out its 5G network across the country’s second-largest island, Mindanao.   Nokia is providing equipment from its comprehensive massive...

Relativity Space’s massive 3D printers are reinventing rockets, and manufacturing

Relativity Space is pushing the boundaries of 3D-printing to build rockets but CEO Tim Ellis sees the company’s influence reaching beyond the space industry. “We’re reinventing the underpinnings of not just building rockets, but the whole stack of how you actually design,...

Huawei emphasizes role of 5G in innovation for Industry 4.0 in APAC forum

5G technology is one of Huawei Technologies Inc. (Huawei) businesses that remained steady amid industry challenges in the past year. In the recently held Asia Pacific (APAC) 5G Industry Forum (5GIF), the Shenzhen-based firm further highlighted the key innovations that the technology is...

Creating the Digital Thread to Connect OEMs and End Users

The relationship between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and manufacturing end-users is undergoing a sea change in terms of how equipment is purchased and maintained. Numerous forces are responsible for this shift. Most prominent among these reasons is the availability of fewer onsite...

Schneider Electric ranks first in Europe in Gartner Supply Chain Ranking

Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, has ranked first among the 15 European competitors in the Gartner Supply Chain Ranking, as well as ranking fourth globally. “Our network of suppliers, smart factories and distribution centers have implemented digital...

Additive manufacturing in miniature

​Precision digital manufacturing means the ability to create highly-accurate parts at extreme levels of miniaturisation. This has been enabled by an innovation achieved by Israeli company Nanofabrica. And what is this innovation? Nanofabrica has developed a technology that is a game-changer in...

Mikrotron Cameras Help Researchers Create Alternative Method to Monitoring Additive Manufacturing

May 25, 2021 - Metal parts manufactured using Laser Powder Bed Fusion or "L-PBF" are frequently installed in highly demanding and precise machinery, such as aircraft and medical instruments. L-PBF allows for the production of very complex geometries directly from a CAD model. Yet...

Chile's Codelco strikes deal with Microsoft to extend automation at its copper mines

SANTIAGO: Chile's Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Monday it had struck a deal with tech giant Microsoft to fast-track the digitisation of its sprawling mining operations, helping it extend automation and improve analytics. The joint project with Microsoft will beef up the...

4 Ways Additive Manufacturing Will Optimize Electronics

Additive manufacturing offers the potential to accelerate the pace of electronics manufacturing by creating a number of unique opportunities, such as the ability to combine multiple materials in single print jobs. The technology is also much more accessible than it previously was. Plus, it...

GE, GMIS to Explore Benefits of Digitization

DUBAI, UAE – GE and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) have announced a partnership to explore the role of digitization, lean manufacturing, and workplace safety to support the transformation of manufacturing and economic regeneration both in the United Arab Emirates...

Artificial Intelligence and automation seen to advance vaccine rollout in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Bringing vaccines to all parts of the world is crucial in ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and this will begin by securing enough doses for everyone. But even if enough vaccines are procured, other problems arise such as storage and distribution. We all saw how personal...

Opinion: XR collaboration is key to factory floor transformation

Smart factories are predicted to be the main driver for competitiveness in the next five years so connecting people, data, machines and supply chains will be key to gaining competitive edge as the digital transformation accelerates, says Karl Maddix, CEO of software scale-up Masters of Pie. But...

From driverless cars to robotic warehouses, China looks to automation to get ahead of labor shortage

GUANGZHOU, China — Qin Jiahao has been working at Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com’s logistics operations for around six years. Now a huge amount of his work has become automated. “In the past, almost all the work is manual. After automation, nearly half...

Lacak.io Enhances Tech Offerings to Tackle Abnormalities Across Multi-Sector Businesses

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lacak.io, an Indonesian Internet of Things (IoT) startup, is advancing its offerings to address abnormalities in multi-sector businesses while reducing ineffective manual monitoring and data collection. Lacak.io implement...

VIETNAM WILL ACCELERATE ITS ADOPTION ENDEAVORS FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND AI

After Singapore, Vietnam’s digital push is now drawing attention. Amidst the rapid progress and developments in digitalization and technological investments, Vietnam seems slow to join the race. Reportedly, it is high time to promote research, development, and blockchain technology...

Innovation Day: Sustainable Digital Transformation Indonesia 2021

As the world becomes increasingly digitized by the second, going online has shifted from being optional to indispensable for businesses to stay ahead of the game. Sustainability is also at the forefront of the debate, powered by concern for a fraught environmental situation. With more...

China needs to continue accelerating digital transformation: Forum

Digital economy has been facilitating industries’ production resumption and aiding employment. It has witnessed steadily positive growth over the past year, and will keep injecting momentum to boost the global economic recovery in post-COVID era, experts said at the Tsinghua PBCSF Global...

Protolabs 3D printing technology to boost energy sector

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has made one of the first awards of its additive manufacturing (3D printing) quality certification to a major international service provider. DNV certification supports the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technology for greater...

QKD could solve the 5G rift with China

Quantum Key Distribution — what is it, and why does it matter? More and more, we are hearing about quantum this and quantum that — some sort of mystical science which is supposed to bring huge technological advances to humanity. Well, some scientists and engineers are now saying...

Krungsri forging digital transformation

Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), marketed under the brand Krungsri, targets becoming a full digital bank in a few years and a decentralised finance (DeFi) service provider in 5-10 years. Even as it upgrades to a digital bank, Krungsri set an ambitious goal to become a virtual bank, using several models...

Vietnam’s universities keen to 'go digital'

Truong Tien Tung, former rector of the Hanoi Open University, one of the first schools going digital with 15,000 students following online courses, said he was familiar with the concept of ‘open education’ and ‘distance education’ as early as 1994. For HCMC Open...

Quality digital transformation runs on quality IT data

Data visibility facilitates better, faster decisions to support your digital transformation strategy and goals We live in a world inundated with data. For organisations with even a modest IT estate, the growth in the volume of data gathered from their systems, processes, customers and products...

Vietnam holds vast potential for blockchain and AI

> Experts believe it’s the right time to promote research, development, and application of blockchain technology in Vietnam > Vietnam has set off in pursuit of a ten-year plan to become a middle power in the AI field. While Singapore has been the ‘poster child’ leading...

Malaysian agency to enhance workforce’s digital skills

MDEC CEO Surina Shukri said, “The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomes the results of the first quarter GDP report and it will provide guidance in driving the country’s economic recovery.  “In this regard, MDEC will continue to provide the necessary support...

Preparing the Malaysian private sector to compete at the highest level

With more than a year into the pandemic, there is still some good news: Malaysia's goal of achieving high income nation status while delayed, can still be achieved. However, with rising debt burdens, the available fiscal space is scarce over the medium term, and the post-pandemic recovery will need...

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