Rockwell Automation Wins Best Internet of Things (IoT) Provider Award from the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017 Competition
 
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Jul 31, 2017
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The company was lauded for its frontrunner position and demonstrated leadership in driving smart manufacturing across all industries

Rockwell Automation, the largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information solutions, was named the Best Internet of Things (IoT) Provider by Contineo Media, the organiser of the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017 – recognising excellence in automation and control, industrial solutions, as well as industrial software products and services, across the region – enabling manufacturers in Asia to reach and sustain world-class performance.

For the sixth year, the editorial team in the Manufacturing Group at Contineo Media – publisher of Asia Food Journal, Control Engineering Asia, Logistics Insight Asia, Payload Asia, and PharmaAsia, as well as publications focused on television, film and content news – appointed an international panel of 10 judges and a third-party auditor, Alpes Assurance LLP, to analyse and rank 100 nominations across 25 categories.

Intelligent production has quickly moved from hype to sizeable investments in factories of all sizes, resulting in tangible benefits. Rockwell Automation supports this smart-manufacturing vision by bringing The Connected Enterprise to life to facilitate the convergence of shop-floor operations technology (OT) and business-level IT, leveraged over a single, standards-based and secure EtherNet/IP™ framework. The company coined ‘The Connected Enterprise’ to describe those unified firms that are integrating data from self-aware and system-aware intelligent sensors, converting it into contextualised knowledge, and distributing it seamlessly to executives companywide. By doing so, savvy plant managers are enjoying shortened time to market, lowered total cost of ownership, enhanced asset utilisation, minimised enterprise risks, and advanced workforce efficiency.

“As an IoT pioneer, Rockwell Automation has been focusing for several years now on understanding evolving industrial-automation requirements, and combining technology innovation and expertise to simplify those factories’ business experiences. We are leveraging the proliferation of connected field devices, big data/analytics, cloud computing, virtualisation and mobility, so that our users can be further productive in a more sustainable world,” said Tang Poi Toong, Market Access and Marketing Director, Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation. “We are pleased to be recognised for the third time as the Best IoT Provider in Asia; it is a testament to our strong commitment to continuous innovation – empowering our customers to experience quantifiable operational breakthroughs as they become Connected Enterprises.”

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
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About the Asian Manufacturing Awards
Organised by the manufacturing group of publications at Contineo Media, the annual awards provide timely and valuable recognition for those companies providing industrial-technology solutions and value-added services that are enabling regional manufacturers to reach and sustain the required levels of world-class performance.

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IoT to Shake Up Manufacturing Sector
 
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Feb 26, 2017
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SINGAPORE - The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be on display at SEMICON Southeast Asia, 25-27 April at SPICE in Penang. The global exhibition and conference is organised by SEMI, the global non-profit association connecting the worldwide electronics manufacturing supply chain. More than 70 industry speakers and 200 companies and 7,500 attendees will participate in SEMICON Southeast Asia. Creating new business opportunities and fostering stronger cross-regional engagement, SEMICON Southeast Asia features a tradeshow exhibition, networking events, market and technology seminars, and conferences.

With tens of billions of IoT devices forecasted to be connected to the internet by 2020, the IoT is changing how people work, play, and live. The IoT connects devices to the internet and to each other - from mobile phones, washing machines, lamps, wearable devices through industrial applications on airplanes and oil rigs. Alongside IoT ubiquity, the borders between real and digital worlds are blurring with technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) becoming part of our everyday lives.

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The enabler for IoT and the new digital world is the vital electronic manufacturing supply chain. SEMICON Southeast Asia will gather over 300 exhibitors, the leaders in manufacturing equipment and materials for semiconductors, MEMS, sensors, LEDs, and flexible hybrid electronics. A special "World of IoT" Futura-X Showcase will highlight system innovations made from the devices of the exhibitors. System innovation exhibitors include: HTC VIVE(TM) virtual reality gaming device; ADAWARP Teleporter for controlling a real-life robotic avatar; and the first Malaysia autonomous vehicle from REKA, an indigenous innovation on converting a traditional automotive to an autonomous vehicle.

According to Ng Kai Fai, president of SEMI Southeast Asia, the IoT has already seen a big shift in the interaction between humans and machines, and has brought about significant transformations in manufacturing. "At this year's SEMICON Southeast Asia (SEA), we feature a 'World of IoT: Futura-X' showcase, which will feature cutting-edge applications that are fuelling new markets for electronics and connecting the world. Companies will showcase their innovations in an early preview of technologies set to change the manufacturing landscape and consumer demand. This new showcase is validation of the output of SEMICON Southeast Asia's amazing electronics manufacturing equipment and materials exhibitors," said Ng.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017 is the region's premier event for electronics innovation. With an expanding industry scope ranging from chip manufacturing to system-level integration, it highlights the market and technology trends driving investment and growth in all sectors across the region. The event provides new business opportunities - by reaching buyers, engineers and key decision-makers in the Southeast Asia electronics industry, including buyers from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

- Future Electronics Manufacturing Pavilion - showcasing companies in the Electronic Manufacturing Services, printed circuit board, surface mount technology and electronic design automation sectors

- Failure Analysis Pavilion - featuring solutions and suppliers focused on maximising throughput, improving yield and increasing reliability in microelectronics manufacturing

For more information on SEMICON Southeast Asia 2017, visit www.semiconsea.org.

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SEMI(R) connects nearly 2,000 member companies and 250,000 professionals worldwide annually to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information about SEMI, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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VADS & Fusionex Team Up to Form Formidable Partnership
 
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May 10, 2016
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusionex, a multi-award winning, leading international software solutions provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), signed an agreement with VADS, Telekom Malaysia's (TM) subsidiary company and one of Malaysia's leading Integrated Managed ICT / Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service providers, sealing the deal on their strategic partnership today.

Respectively possessing an extensive and successful presence in the ICT sector, both companies are seeking to leverage on each other's strengths. With the partnership in place, the two parties intend to grow their businesses in the areas of Big Data / Analytics and Smart Cities / IoT, championed together with VADS Lyfe, TM's Smart City Services provider.

Through this strategic collaboration, it will be a win-win situation for both parties, with Fusionex leveraging on VADS's marketplace and VADS benefiting from Fusionex's diverse resources and expertise for the purposes of increasing "speed to market" in the various areas including Mobility, Big Data / Analytics and e-commerce, amongst others.

The Big Data and Analytics environment has in recent years been a key driver for many companies to improve their efficiency and productivity. With growing adoption of Analytics by businesses from numerous industries, the partnership between VADS and Fusionex is expected to develop and grow healthily.

Through this exciting alliance, efforts to develop solutions in the areas of Smart Cities and IoT are expected to ramp up. IoT, a technology with immense potential, involves connecting physical objects to the Internet via deployment of a multitude of sensors. The huge amounts of information collected from these sensors, reaching astronomical petabyte figures, form the bulk of Big Data which is the core focus of the partnership.

Local and federal governments are coming around to implementing IoT in the running of their constituencies, which offer a host of potential benefits, including tracking risks of natural disaster by geographical location, mapping the spread of infectious diseases, and increasing the efficiency of public transport routes. Other Smart City initiatives include remote patient monitoring, emergency service applications, and smart energy grids -- all of which the partnership is able to fulfill.

Ivan Teh, Fusionex Chief Executive Officer, commented, "VADS is a leading company in the integrated ICT services space. I am thrilled to embark on this exciting partnership. This partnership will enjoy the combined strengths of both parties as we leverage on the strengths of both parties. I look forward to working with the VADS team for many years to come."

Massimo Migliuolo, VADS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "In Malaysia, VADS, VADS Lyfe and Telekom Malaysia are striving towards building a future in which smart services play a major role in the country's growth. We have all the right assets, but in order to make it happen, we need to create smart partnerships with leaders in the technology industry, leaders like Fusionex; and this is why we chose them as a partner for VADS and VADS Lyfe."

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IOT fuels up business opportunities followed by information revolution
 
Sep 28, 2014
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The U.S. Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Mobile World Congress (MWC) specifically pointed out the trend of Internet of Things (IoT) gradually develops towards Internet of Everything (IoE). The coverage ranges from wearable devices, intelligent medical devices, smart home to auto network, which not only reveals the advent of IoE innovative services but further triggers business opportunities brought forth by a new wave of the information revolution.

According to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), global IoE output will reach $ 600 billion in 2016, while the annual compound growth rate will be about 16%. Of which, the terminal hardware output value is estimated at $ 70 billion, with the annual compound growth rate of 9.8%; software value-added services output value is expected to exceed $ 500 billion, while the annual compound growth rate will reach 16.8%, accounting for nearly 9 percent of GDP.

U.S. market research firm Forrester also predicts that by 2020, the amount of global IoE services, compared with the amount of interpersonal communication service, will reach 30: 1. It’s foreseeable that in future life, a variety of electronic devices and equipment will be connected to internet, and all types of intelligent life application services will be developed via analysis of cloud computing.

Taiwan has never been absent in the trend of IoE. According to IDC's latest forecast this year, the domestic IoE market scale is expected to grow from $ 148 million in 2013 to $ 290 million in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 19%. Of which, multimedia telecommunications, government, and logistics industry expect the rapidest growth, which is estimated to account for 5 percent of the overall market size.

Among IoE-derived enormous businesses opportunities, the bluetooth chip used in wearable devices, ASIC chip designed for Smart Grid, baseband chips used in network communications, and radio frequency identification (RFID) used in retail channel, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), IC reader, laser lable, etc., are worth further elaboration of domestic electronic components and related industries.

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Beijing E-Town selected as pilot Smart City
 
Sep 05, 2013
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Sep 5 (China Knowledge) - Beijing E-Town, a triple-A rated industrial park, was recently listed as one of the pilot city, district or township to be developed into a Smart City by China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

The Smart City program involves such technology and industries for transportation, urban management, Internet of things and cloud computing. The essence of this program is to allow a Smart City to strengthen its interconnectivity between people and management functions, and that could make information processing and resource allocation more intelligent.

Smart City could also greatly enhance and facilitate people's livelihood. Furthermore, it could make governments' management much easier and efficient through smarter transportation systems and urban planning; therefore, will reduce accidents or strengthen their ability to deal with accidents.

The next steps for Beijing E-Town is to draw up a series of measures for the construction of Smart City that include setting up specific goals and tasks, drawing up of timetable for major projects completion and construction of its related information systems.