A comprehensive directory for the electronics and supporting industries in Singapore.


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HP unveils S$100m campus, home to its first advanced manufacturing centre


SINGAPORE'S advanced manufacturing sector has received a fillip with the opening of HP's new Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) campus at Depot Close.

HP on Wednesday officially unveiled its S$100 million new APJ headquarters located in the Telok Blangah district of Singapore. Spanning over 450,000 sq ft, it is also home to HP's first Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research ...more

New S$42.4m Singtel-NTU lab set up to develop, commercialise digital tech


TELCO Singtel and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have set up a S$42.4 million laboratory to develop and commercialise digital technologies.

The new Singtel Cognitive and AI Lab for Enterprises (Scale@NTU) will focus on artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, robotics and the Internet of Things.

The five-year collaboration will work on commercialising ...more

Manufacturing sector here leading in Industry 4.0

The article "S'pore lags behind regional peers in Industry 4.0" (Nov 30) paints an inaccurate picture of manufacturing in Singapore.

Far from lagging behind regional peers, we have a strong manufacturing base that is leading the adoption of Industry 4.0, which refers to the digitalisation of manufacturing. It implies greater connectivity and intelligence in industry operations, made possible ...more

Electronics surge tipped to continue next year

Electronics manufacturers in Singapore are looking to another strong year in 2018, after a slew of new product launches - including the iPhone X - helped lift growth in the sector this year.

Manufacturing, which makes up a fifth of the Singapore economy, has turned in an outstanding report card, prompting some economists to upgrade their forecasts for Singapore's economic growth this year.

DBS ...more

Electronics surge expected to continue in 2018; global outlook rosy


ELECTRONICS manufacturers in Singapore are looking to another strong year in 2018, after a slew of new product launches - including the iPhone X - helped lift growth in the sector this year.

Manufacturing, which makes up a fifth of the Singapore economy, has turned in an outstanding report card, prompting some economists to upgrade their growth forecasts ahead of official ...more

Precision engineering roadmap drives 10 future-ready projects


A ROADMAP to transform Singapore's precision engineering sector and build more smart factories has helped kickstart 10 projects since its launch last October.

Three of these projects were started by multinational firms, three by large local enterprises and four by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran yesterday.

The ...more

Singapore carving itself a spot on new global manufacturing value chains, says Tharman


SINGAPORE is poised to be part of new global value chains in manufacturing amid a technological revolution in the sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Thursday, at the launch of a new research and development hub here.

Electronics company Jabil was unveiling its first Asian innovation centre for advanced manufacturing technologies, which is set to ...more

ST Engineering Q3 earnings surge 67.5% in absence of one-off charge


THE absence of a one-time S$61.1 million charge for its specialty vehicle business in China gave a fillip to Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering's earnings in the third quarter.

Net profit for the three months to Sept 30 leapt 67.5 per cent to S$128.4 million from the same period a year earlier.

Revenue was little changed at S$1.62 billion, from S$1.61 billion ...more

IBM builds a partner ecosystem that delivers winning solutions

COGNITIVE is ushering in a new era in technology and in business. Artificial intelligence is a new generation of technology and the cognitive systems it helps power will soon touch every facet of work and life, with the potential to radically transform them for the better. These systems can ingest and understand all forms of data that are being produced at an unprecedented rate.

At IBM, we ...more

Another star showing by electronics likely to upgrade Q3 GDP growth


THE predicted slowdown of Singapore's manufacturing output has not come in as sharply as economists feared for the month of September, as the electronics cluster continued to power ahead with double-digit growth.

The Economic Development Board on Thursday reported that factory production for September increased 14.6 per cent compared to a year ago, beating economists' expectations ...more

Supreme Components believes in human touch

HAVING celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2016, Supreme Components International (SCI) prides itself as one of the fastest-franchised distributors of high-tech electronic and LED components.

It has over 2,000 global clients, such as Foxconn, Samsung and ST Electronics. It has seven offices in five countries including Australia, Canada, Thailand and India, with several other offices under way.

Financially, ...more

ST Electronics, Swedish firm ink MOU

Singapore Technologies Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) to establish South-east Asia's first Centre of Excellence for airport digital towers in Singapore.

The centre will provide a test bed for best-in-class technologies, with the aim of driving the implementation of digital towers in the region.

The digital ...more

ST Engineering eyes new tech, high-growth sectors


ENGINEERING conglomerate Singapore Technologies Engineering is intensifying its focus on new technologies and high-growth sectors as it seeks to position itself for long-term growth.

These are some of the key strategies that the group has identified to help it scale its next growth curve, chief executive Vincent Chong tells The Business Times in his first interview since ...more

Factory activity chalks up another high

Factory activity continued to expand in September to hit a new high for the 13th straight month on the back of stronger growth from the electronics sector.

The robust performance came on the back of a rise in manufacturing employment after four months of contraction.

The purchasing managers' index (PMI) - an early indicator of manufacturing activity - was at 52 last month, up by ...more

Electronics transformation map can make all manufacturing in Singapore Industry 4.0 ready

LAST week's launch of the Electronics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran has been welcomed by the electronics cluster as a step in the right direction to prepare the sector for the changes that are sweeping through it, thanks to Industry 4.0. Within the manufacturing sector, an ITM for the precision engineering cluster was launched last year.

The ...more
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