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Collaborate to harness full potential of disruptive technologies: Tharman


ALL parties here should collaborate to harness the full potential that disruptive technologies may bring, so that economic restructuring can yield the highest levels of benefits for everyone, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the launch of an incubator on Thursday.

Speaking to invited guests at the opening of technology and consulting corporation IBM's ...more

Singapore to house one of HP Enterprise's four global innovation labs

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SINGAPORE will be home to one of four global innovation labs run by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which wants to pave the way for a more converged system within the Internet of Things (IoT).

The labs will collaborate with chipmaker Intel to help companies that have yet to apply IoT solutions in their operations; to build, test and roll out IoT applications specific to ...more

Singapore's oldest tech show is back

Singapore's longest-running consumer electronics fair, the PC Show, returns today.

It is on till Sunday.

Now in its 26th edition, the PC Show has been a fixture on the calendar for more than a quarter of a century.

Ms Gillian Loh, project manager of Lines Exposition and Management Services, which organises the show, said: "We know that those who can, will wait for the ...more

Solar-powered WiFi to be tested on Sentosa


SPEAKING at the opening ceremony of the Infocomm Media Business Exchange 2016 (imbX) on Tuesday, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim announced three initiatives: enhancing connectivity through a Green WiFi pilot; using robots in preschool teaching; and developing technology professionals.

Dr Yaacob announced that the Infocomm Development Authority ...more

ST Electronics ties up with Motorola Solutions


SINGAPORE Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Motorola Solutions to co-create innovative technologies for advanced secured communications in public safety, national security and enterprise sectors on the opening day of CommunicAsia2016 at Marina Bay Sands.

Separately, ST Electronics' wholly owned subsidiary ...more

2 humanoid robots are helping out in pre-schools

Call them the new breed of pre-school teachers.

They are infinitely patient - they will repeat their questions as many times as required. And they are not likely to scold, even if poked or prodded by curious children.

Meet Pepper and NAO, two humanoid robots who have been helping out in two pre-schools here, under a six-month trial to see how robots can be used to teach children ...more

Singapore to develop world's first tropical data centre that guzzles less energy: Yaacob


WITH industry and academia in Singapore doing trials of innovative ideas to come up with solutions to real-life problems, a key project here is in the testing of whether data centres can be operated under the high-temperature, high-humidity conditions of the tropics.

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim, speaking at the Ministerial Forum on InfoComm ...more

Philips opens first telehealth centre in S'pore for remote patient treatment


HEALTHCARE is one of the growth sectors that the Community on the Future Economy (CFE) is actively exploring as Singapore is well positioned to capture opportunities from new healthcare trends, Trade and Industry (Industry) Minister S Iswaran said on Thursday.

Noting that the trends are driving the advent of new healthcare paradigms, Mr Iswaran said: "The provision of healthcare ...more

ST Telemedia buys 74% of Tata Comm's data centre business


SINGAPORE Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia) is bulking into one of the largest homegrown data centre players in Asia with its latest purchase from India's Tata Communications. The deal ties the firm more closely with tech giant Amazon.

It said on Thursday it has snagged a 74 per cent stake in Tata Communications' data centre business in India and Singapore - a business ...more

StarHub and partners set up cyber-security centre


STARHUB on Wednesday announced plans to grow Singapore's cyber-security ecosystem by working with industry partners and institutes of higher learning to set up a cyber-security centre of excellence.

The centre will bring together the best brains to tackle cyber threats, said the telco in a statement.

Together with its partners, it will put in S$200 million over ...more

New $42m centre eyes 3D printing of rooms by robots

In the future, your room might be 3D printed by a robot that can spray layers of concrete to create customised walls and toilets.

A newly launched $42 million 3D printing centre at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will look into developing such capabilities for the manufacturing and engineering sectors, among others.

Funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), the ...more

$40m for 4 big firms to invest in tech start-ups

A national research fund has expanded its scope by awarding grants to large local companies instead of just venture capital firms as it has done in the past.

The National Research Foundation's (NRF) Early Stage Venture Fund has made grants to property giant CapitaLand, tech firm DeClout, agribusiness company Wilmar International and supply chain company YCH Group.

This is the third ...more

CWT's controlling shareholders in exclusive talks on sale to China's HNA


THE controlling shareholders of CWT have signed an exclusivity agreement to negotiate a sale of their shares to China conglomerate HNA Group, and a deal could trigger a general offer for CWT, market sources told The Business Times.

An official announcement is expected soon.

The pricing and structure of the sale must still be negotiated, and it is unclear how long ...more

Aided by 3D printing, precision-engineering sector set to transform


ADDITIVE manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is shaping up to be the one of the ways forward for Singapore's precision-engineering sector, as stakeholders kicked off efforts on Thursday to transform the sector.

For one, world's largest chipmaking equipment maker Applied Materials will collaborate with a Singapore research agency to come up with additive-manufacturing ...more

New course gives ICT professionals chance to switch to cyber security

Infocomm technology (ICT) professionals or engineers with three years' experience can switch to the fast-emerging field of cyber security under a new training scheme.

The Cyber Security Associates and Technologists or CSAT programme is also open to fresh ICT graduates and those with under three years of work experience.

Trainees will acquire practical skills and be mentored by industry ...more
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