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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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With Smart MechatroniX, Bosch Rexroth Offers New Solutions for the Factory of the Future

With the new Smart MechatroniX solution platform, which combines best-in-class linear motion technology components with electronics and software, Bosch Rexroth is responding to market trends in factory automation on the way to the Factory of the Future. The resulting solutions...

China introduces Data Security Law, strong legal support for development in digital age

China, home to the world's largest number of internet users, officially issued the full text of Data Security Law, after it was approved during the 29th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress on Thursday. Experts and industry insiders said on Friday that the...

Building Human-Digital Twins: How The Industrial Sector Can Embrace Intelligent Automation

“Robots are going to take all our jobs! They are going to replace us!” Have you ever heard something like this? Younger generations are especially concerned about the threat of machine replacements. Nearly 40% of Gen Z workers fear robots could replace them, according to a 2019...

New 3D printing process helps build tailor-make artificial body parts, other medical devices

Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time. "But for the...

Belgium startup interested in Vietnam’s automation industry

Brussels (VNA) - Zorabots, a company specialized in robot and automation in Eastern Belgium, is looking towards Vietnam as a potential market.  Fabrice Goffin, co-founder and CEO of Zorabots said their robots can speak 53 languages including Vietnamese. Explaining why he chose Vietnam...

Robots make more business sense with AI –  just don’t expect fireworks

Robots are secretly becoming practical these days. You wouldn’t necessarily know it: there has been no flashpoint moment or Elon Musk figure in the robotics field. Boston Dynamics horrified the world with dog-like robots in the 2010s; NASA recently charmed us with a helicopter-carrying Mars...

Vietnam capable of achieving twin targets: ADB Country Director

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has sufficient conditions to achieve the twin targets of curbing the COVID-19 pandemic and securing economic growth in 2021, according to Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Andrew Jeffries.Talking to the Vietnam News Agency...

Vietnam’s FPT tapped to transform Kim Tin’s tech stack

Vietnam-headquartered IT services group FPT has kicked off a major digital transformation project for Vietnamese construction materials manufacturer Kim Tin Group.  The agreement for the project, which was officially signed on 4 June, is considered to mark the beginning of one of the...

CoE on industry 4.0 tech at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant soon https://www.thehansindia.com/business/coe-on-industry-40-tech-at-visakhapatnam-steel-plant-soon-690124

Visakhapatnam: A Centre of Excellence (CoE) on industry 4.0 technology being set up by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 1991 to promote software exports, is expected to be operational at Visakhapatnam...

Azbil to Develop Digital Solutions for Intelligent Building Management Systems

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 10 June 2021 - Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that it has started developing new digital solutions for use with intelligent building management systems (IBMS), with support from the Singapore Economic Development...

Google plots a course to address AI in manufacturing

A survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Google Cloud has found that the pandemic is driving up adoption of artificial intelligence (AI). The global survey of 1,154 senior manufacturing executives found that 66% of manufacturers are using AI on a daily basis. The technology is...

Japan policy blueprint focuses on green, digital, sticks to fiscal target for now

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plans to accelerate investment in green projects and digital transformation, setting his eyes on new sources of economic growth in the post-COVID era, according to a draft blueprint of policy priorities for the coming fiscal year released on...

SAP Industry 4.0: Empowered People

Empowering a business’ most valuable asset, people, is critical to success in Industry 4.0 No amount of automation, AI or ML will supplant the ingenuity of the human mind. From the C-suite to the shop floor, people will always be central to any organisation. Better informed people make...

Digitalisation to curb public sector corruption

PETALING JAYA: The digitalisation of government services would serve to curb leakages, fraud and corruption within the public sector, according to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz. He said that by moving the traditional government services online, it will reduce direct...

Geek+ enables Siemens Switchgear Shanghai to realize flexible manufacturing and join industry 4.0

Beijing, May 20th, 2021 – Geek+, a global AMR leader, announces the successful deployment of AMRs in Siemens Switchgear Shanghai’s factory. By implementing a fully automated and flexible system, combining four AI-driven robotics solutions, the world-leading manufacturer has committed to...

Radiant Globaltech rides on retail digitalisation

RADIANT Globaltech Bhd is poised to gain from the accelerated digitalisation of the retail sector by the Covid-19 pandemic. MD Paul Yap Ban Foo (picture) said the retail solution provider’s revenue would be driven by digitalisation and automation by retailers to reduce cost and...

SAP finally joins the process mining fray

Business process improvement has been a top enterprise concern of late, and SAP has heeded the call with Process Insights, a new process mining tool announced during last week’s Sapphire event. With Process Insights, SAP aims to help customers streamline their operations by...

PTC drives digital connectivity for BAE Systems’ Factory of the Future

Digital technology solutions from PTCÒ are playing a key role in driving digital connectivity at BAE Systems’ Factory of the Future programme. The global supplier of advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutionshas tapped into expertise from the Industrial...

Samsung bets on Europe 5G orders to grow network equipment business

Samsung Electronics is banking on Europe to maintain growth momentum in its network equipment business, a senior executive said, as 5G rollout widens and industry leader Huawei Technologies of China focuses on its domestic market. SEOUL -Samsung Electronics is banking on Europe to maintain growth...

Food manufacturing group OTS Holdings launches IPO for Catalist listing

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Food manufacturing group and brand builder OTS Holdings, known for its Golden Bridge canned luncheon meat, on Tuesday (June 8) launched its initial public offering (IPO) for a Catalist listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). It is offering around 41 million...

Get Ahead With These Next-Generation Smart Manufacturing Technologies

As the fourth industrial revolution continues, smart manufacturing technologies are coming out increasingly faster, providing benefits to manufacturing enterprises worldwide. They're becoming more powerful and more capable with each generation. Not long ago, technologies such as artificial...

ASM Pacific Technology leads the upsurge and breakthrough of camera sensors

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought a massive change to the world. People are connected by digital data on an unprecedented scale. A part of our life takes place in a virtual environment and the world is greatly transformed by things like digital workplace, virtual learning, mobile web, cloud...

How will SMBs gain from artificial intelligence in human resources?

Of interest is how artificial intelligence (AI) might feature in human resources (HR), a field not generally associated with intelligent automation. Contrary to popular belief, AI is not a new technology. From its first proof of concept in 1955, it has evolved tremendously since. Buzz...

Get Ahead With These Next-Generation Smart Manufacturing Technologies

As the fourth industrial revolution continues, smart manufacturing technologies are coming out increasingly faster, providing benefits to manufacturing enterprises worldwide. They're becoming more powerful and more capable with each generation. Not long ago, technologies such as artificial...

DHL Express maximizes productivity amid record volumes with robotics at its Miami Service Center

DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, is implementing sortation robots to increase productivity and service quality at the company’s service centers. This is one of many digitalization investments that DHL is making as it implements...

Southgate to appear at IntraLogisteX next month

Southgate Packaging, one of Europe’s leading packaging suppliers, is exhibiting for the first time at this year’s IntraLogisteX, the UK’s largest exhibition for the intralogistics industry. Taking place over two days, from 1st to 2nd July 2021, held at the Ricoh Arena in...

OCBC Bank ramping up digitalisation efforts during the pandemic

DIGITAL payment solutions are no longer a luxury, but a necessity during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the latest statistics from Bank Negara Malaysia, e-payment transaction volume per capita in Malaysia reached 169.9 in 2020, representing a 13.5% increase from the year before. This trend is...

APAC, Europe, America region to emerge as lucrative growth avenue for Bluetooth 4.0 market by 2026

Global Bluetooth 4.0 Market report provides an in-depth analysis of the overall market over a period from 2020-2025. The report focuses on major key players, production details, their application, and countries and also analyzes the global and key regions market potential and advantage,...

The Role Of Real-Time Location Systems In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The manufacturing and logistics industries have been a staple of the United States — and global — economy since the middle of the 19th century. A lot has changed and evolved since then. Out of sheer necessity, this sector has long been a driver of innovation. Whether it was the...

Tavant FIRE 5.0 can now orchestrate multiple automation tools and technologies

Tavant announced the new version of its end-to-end test automation framework, FIRE 5.0 (Framework for Intelligent and Rapid Execution). Tavant’s FIRE 5.0 is a comprehensive tool and technology agnostic-test automation framework. This framework can orchestrate multiple automation tools...

HCM City to set up centre to support companies’ digital transformation

HCM City (VNA) — The Quang Trung Software City Development Co in HCM City is collaborating with the city Departments of Information and Communications and Science and Technology to set up a centre for supporting businesses achieve digital transformation, it...

Vietnam Airlines pilots digital health passport

The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that allows travelers to store and manage Covid-19 testing or vaccine certificates. The app is available in the iOS and Android stores. IATA / Vietnam NAM News Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam’s flag carrier, has begun piloting the digital health app...

FIRB adopts framework for investment perks applications

MANILA – The Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) has adopted the framework for the grant of incentives to qualified industries under the government’s Strategic Investment Priorities Plan (SIPP) that aims to attract high-value, labor-intensive investments that will create more...

Hong Kong looks forward to formal dialogues on accession to RCEP, says govt official

HONG KONG (XINHUA) - Hong Kong looks forward to commencing formal dialogues on its accession to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) when the partnership is ready to take on new members, a Hong Kong government official said on Saturday (June 5). Secretary for Commerce and...

Masaya Fujiwara | Developing smart cities critical to sustainable development

Today, many people are talking about ‘smart cities’ in the world. In fact, pilot projects are going on in some places while in advanced regions concrete projects are being implemented. As Japan has tackled smart-city development for more than 10 years, I am pleased to share with a...

How artificial intelligence is driving the future of consumer experience

AI tools are set to transform the future of consumer experience. The technology is already ubiquitous. You can notice its presence throughout the customers’ buying journey. Consider this scenario of an e-commerce purchase. When the consumer is wading through a limitless marketplace, AI lends...

China’s dominance in solar energy hard to change

Even while the coronavirus pandemic still impedes personnel exchanges in business sector as global travels are disrupted, the world solar industry practitioners were paying attention to a major industry exhibition recently after more than 140 countries and regions around the world had made...

The road to a ‘self-reliant’ India must be sustainable

As India learns to cope up with the challenges posed by the COVID-19, it is simultaneously adapting to a rapid industrial transformation. The country is evolving into a viable alternative investment destination on the back of the Government’s manufacturing linked incentives, as global...

Green Supply Chain and Digitalization: How Tech Makes Logistics Sustainable

The pandemic is not just a mere health crisis. It is a devastating economic disruption and has caused dramatic labor turmoil on a global scale. As far as the supply chains are concerned, we have witnessed their exposure to vulnerability and inadequate contingency plans. Due to the growing saliency...

Wheel masters rev up R&D efforts in China

International carmakers are revving up research and development efforts in China to stay competitive, as the world's largest vehicle market is becoming a powerhouse of innovation especially in terms of electrification and digitalization. China, as one of the first countries to promote new energy...

Data centers tap growing market

Chinese tech companies are quickening their pace to deploy internet data centers globally, tapping the ever-growing business needs from both international companies and Chinese enterprises marching overseas. In the latest instance, Tencent Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Tencent Holdings, is...

Malaysia laying right foundation for nation's long-term digital transformation, says Nokia

KUALA LUMPUR (June 5): Malaysia is laying the right foundation for the nation's long-term digital transformation, according to Finnish telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company Nokia Corp. In a statement, Nokia head of South East Asia Daniel Jaeger said the...

5G rollout remains in neutral

In Cambodia, 5G has yet to take off as mobile operators wait for regulatory clearance and access to the spectrum of radio waves needed to roll out the network. Smart Axiata chief executive officer Thomas Hundt told Khmer Times that “there is high urgency for the government to...

Petrobras tendering ICT, cloud, industrial automation service contracts

Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras has four tenders open to contract various ICT services and solutions. It is still possible to submit proposals for all of the tenders, although in some cases any interested party must be registered as a Petrobras provider in order to make...

SCB eager to usher in digital transformation

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is planning new business strategies under what it calls the three generations of financial services, in preparation for a changing banking landscape in the post-Covid era. SCB, Thailand's oldest bank and fourth largest lender by total assets, strengthened its...

The key to Asean’s post-pandemic recovery is digital transformation

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated Asean’s digital transformation at an unprecedented scale and speed. With bricks-and-mortar businesses in Southeast Asia disrupted by lockdowns, e-commerce surged to US$62 billion in 2020, 63 per cent up from 2019. Online shopping...

Digital twin breaks barriers, enables digital continuity: Kiran Divekar, Dassault Systèmes India

Kiran Divekar, director, manufacturing applications, Dassault Systèmes India gave unique insights into the digital twin technology in a conversation with Dataquest. What are the solutions you are offering for a digital twin? A digital twin can be any element that comes in. It allows you to...

Siemens Acquires Nextflow Software to Speed Simulations with Advanced Meshless Technology

Siemens announced today that it has acquired Nextflow Software, an independent provider of advanced particle-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions. Nextflow Software will become part of Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its offering will expand the Simcenter™...

Red Dot Analytics to commercialise AI tech that dramatically improves data centre sustainability

Red Dot Analytics has completed a seed fund round with investment from IMO Ventures, Avior Capital, and GSR Ventures as it looks to commercialise technology to improve data centre sustainability. The investment will enable RDA to commercialise its award-winning research into commercially viable...

Additive Manufacturing Company Provides Free Licenses to Widen Tech Talent Funnel

Hoping to steer 2021 grads toward tech fields, nTopology, an additive manufacturing company, who counts Lockheed Martin, Wilson and Oak Ridge National Lab as customers, started a program called nTopEd. The program provides free licenses to students, allowing them to engage in...

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