Huawei launches South Pacific OpenLab

SingaporeTelecom Asia — Huawei has opened its Southern Pacific OpenLab in Singapore to foster joint, customer and business-driven ICT innovation with industry and partners At the opening ceremony, Huawei unveiled its Safe City Solutions, a suite of public safety solutions that strengthens incident prevention capabilities and shortens emergency response time.

Huawei’s new Southern Pacific OpenLab in Singapore to accelerate digital innovation

SingaporeMIS Asia — Huawei recently opened its first OpenLab in the South Pacific Region. Located in Singapore, the Southern Pacific Openlab will act as an incubation centre for joint collaboration on industry solutions with leading software and industry partners to build a competitive industry ecosystem, according to Huawei’s press release.

TSMC to spend US$2.2 billion on R&D in 2016, says co-CEO

TaiwanDigi Times — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to boost its R&D spending to a record US$2.2 billion in 2016, increasing about 10% on year, according to company co-CEO Mark Liu. TSMC will be the industry’s first chipmaker to have its 7nm process technology certified, said Liu, adding that TSMC’s 7nm currently has 30-40% yield for 128MB SRAM.

Australia announces 6 new joint research centers with China

AustraliaEnterprise Innovation — Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne announced six new Joint Research Centres (JRCs) with China, which will be funded for three years under the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF). The grants, totalling $5.95 million, would support the objectives of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, and help Australian research institutions build links with China.

EMC expands in India, opens second advanced R&D centre in Pune

IndiaBusiness Standard — EMC Corporation today inaugurated its second research and development centre in Pune in addition to the current EMC®Centre of Excellence (COE) in Bangalore, the new centre in Pune expands and strengthens EMC’s presence and innovation engine within India, including plans to increase its workforce.

Inside the Dell IoT Labs

SingaporeDell — As companies continue to experiment with the Internet of Things, Dell OEM Solutions is ramping up activity at its three IoT labs: in Santa Clara, California, Limerick, Ireland, and Singapore. Jointly funded with Intel, the labs provide potential and future Dell customers, from small startups to large telecommunications companies, with a facility to develop proof-of-concept projects in IoT.

Inside the Dell IoT Labs

Vietnam PM approves $300 million R&D investment by Samsung Electronics

VietnamHANOI: Vietnam’s prime minister has approved a $300-million research and development project in Hanoi by Samsung Electronics Vietnam, a local unit of a South Korean giant that is the communist country’s single biggest investor. The project would operate for 50 years, rent-free, Vietnam’s government reported on its news website on Wednesday.

IoT ecosystems, trends and developments

ChinaEnterprise Innovation — Rob van Kranenburg is the founder of the IoT Council and co-founder of Bricolabs. A leading thinker on IoT, he wrote “The Internet of Things: A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID”. Kranenburg is a consultant to IoT China, Shanghai 2014, community manager at the EU Project Sociotal, and a Startupbootcamp mentor on IoT & Big Data. Kranenburg will also be sharing his insights at IoT Asia 2016 in Singapore.

Apple to invest in Vietnam for the first time: media

VietnamVietnam Net — The new facility is scheduled to operate as a Research & Development (R&D) centre of the firm. This will be the first project Apple has ever initiated in Vietnam. The project is currently still in the planning stage. Apple is considering locations for the facility, possibly in Hanoi, according to–media.html

Flipkart to increase technology team’s headcount by 50%

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: Flipkart will spend more on technology this year, as it ramps up its online capabilities, especially in mobile, thereby boosting the headcount of its technology and engineering teams by at least half. This comes at a time when India’s largest ecommerce firm is locked in a battle for supremacy with arch rivals Amazon and Snapdeal.

Huawei, Vodafone put up NB-IoT Open Lab

ChinaEnterprise Innovation — Huawei and Vodafone have agreed to establish the world’s first  NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) Open Lab. Under the agreement, this NB-IoT Open Lab initiative will drive strategic technology innovation and promote the ecosystem relating to NB-IoT technology. Using pre-standard NB-IoT technology prior to full standardization, the Lab will enable the right development environment which is expected to greatly enhance the efficiency of future NB-IoT ecosystem ramp-up.

Google, TechHub join hands to boost ‘Startup India’

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Internet giant Google and global community for tech entrepreneurs TechHub on Wednesday announced their global partnership that will benefit startups from India for the first time. The partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs will bring more opportunities to TechHub’s 700-plus tech startups around the world including India, said a statement released here. Google supports TechHub’s work to help hundreds of tech companies scale up their businesses.

Apple confirms opening of development centre in Hyderabad

IndiaTimes of India — It’s official, technology giant Apple is opening a development centre in Hyderabad. Confirming this, the company said in a statement, “We’ve been investing to expand our operations in India and are thrilled to have passionate customers and a vibrant developer community across the country. We are looking forward to opening a new development office in Hyderabad that will be home to over 150 Apple employees supporting maps development.

Apple to open first offshore technology development centre in India

IndiaTimes of India — Technology giant Apple is reportedly all set to open its first technology development centre outside the United States in Hyderabad. According to a report in Zdnet, “The new centre will be built on 250,000 square feet of land in the real estate firm Tishman Speyer’s WaveRock facility at Hyderabad’s IT corridor at a cost of $25 million (Rs 150 crore).”

Japanese researchers develop 100Gbps wireless tech

JapanTelecom Asia — Japanese researchers have achieved wireless transmission rates of up to 100Gbps with a new transmitter operating in the 275-GHz to 305-GHz range. A team consisting of researchers from Hiroshima University, Panasonic and and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology developed a terahertz transmitter capable of signal transmission at a per-channel data rate of over ten gigabits per second.

Indian IT major HCL teams up with Microsoft to launch IoT incubation centre

IndiaDeal Street Asia — HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s fourth largest software services exporter, on Monday said it will launch an incubation centre for the Internet of Things in partnership with Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Washington. The aim is to build advanced solutions based on machine-to-machine (M-2-M) technology, in areas such as industrial manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare.

Indian IT major HCL teams up with Microsoft to launch IoT incubation centre

Check out Dell’s first IoT lab in Asia Pacific and Japan set up in Singapore

SingaporeSBR — Dells have just launched last month its first Internet of Things (IoT)) lab in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. Located in Singapore, the lab was put up in collaboration with Intel, and is Dell’s third IoT lab globally. It is based within the Dell Solution Center in the Dell Singapore office. The facility features Dell and Intel IoT solutions with end-to-end platform facilities allowing customers to test the products and consult with Dell technical experts.

​Dell unites with Intel to open dedicated Internet of Things Lab

SingaporeReseller News — Dell has opened its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) lab in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, based within the Dell Solution Centre in Singapore. The new facility, launched in collaboration with Intel, was unveiled by Glen Burrows, Area Vice President, Dell OEM, Asia Pacific and Japan and Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, South East Asia, Intel.

Dell opens Singapore lab to tap IoT growth in APAC

SingaporeZDNet — With interest in Internet of Things (IoT) ramping up in Singapore, so are tech vendors eager to ride the wave. One such market player is Dell, which has just announced a new test site dedicated to the technology. The hardware vendor on Tuesday unveiled a lab here to provide a platform for customers in Asia-Pacific, including Japan, to test proof-of-concept (POCs) IoT products.

Dell opens first of kind Internet of Things lab in Singapore

SingaporeEconomic Times — Given the high-tech environment of Singapore, Dell early this week opened a unique technology lab fully dedicated to Internet of Things. This facility offers firsthand experience of IoT products and devices to end-users.  Dell’s IoT lab has been launched in collaboration with Intel and is aimed to tap the growing interest and upcoming market of IoT devices and solutions in the entire Asia Pacific region.

Dell launches region’s first Internet of Things lab in Singapore

SingaporeChannel News Asia — SINGAPORE: IT company Dell on Tuesday (Jan 19) announced the opening of its Internet of Things (IoT) lab in Singapore in conjunction with chipmaker Intel – the first such facility in Asia Pacific.  According to Dell, the lab will focus on enabling intelligent devices, speeding up the connection of legacy IT systems to cloud computing-based ones, and analysing big data for usable information.

Guangzhou picked for new R&D center, China headquarters

ChinaNikkei — GUANGZHOU, China — Communication equipment manufacturer ZTE will set up a new research and development site here that will double as its domestic headquarters. The company plans to open the center by 2021. Total investment is seen at 5.6 billion yuan ($851 million). Of this, 3.5 billion yuan will be put into R&D, and 2.1 billion yuan into the building and equipment.

HPE, China Telecom put up NFV Lab

China.gifEnterprise Innovation — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), in collaboration with China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, has opened a joint network function virtualization (NFV) lab in Beijing. The joint lab will help China Telecom plan for implementing NFV technologies and accelerate innovation of new offerings to its customers.

MediaTek expands R&D team within IoT BU

TaiwanDigi Times — MediaTek has expanded the R&D team within its IoT (Internet of Things) business unit to more than 200 engineers, and the number of its IoT R&D staff will continue to grow substantially during 2016, according to company sources. MediaTek has started shipping two IoT chips – MT2502 and MT2601 – with monthly shipments reaching several ten million units.

Apple Sets Up New Lab In Taiwan For Display Technology Research

TaiwanChina Tech News — Apple has established a new production lab in Taiwan which focuses on the research and development of new display technologies. The new lab is reportedly located in the building where Qualcomm developed its Mirasol display technology.

MapR opens R&D centre in Hyderabad

IndiaThe Hindu Business Line — HYDERABAD: MapR Technologies Inc., a provider of converged data platform, announced the opening of its new R&D Center in Hyderabad today. With 41 employees at present, the 11,000 sq ft facility, will cater to companies’ needs through its platform which helps integrate the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities and enterprise storage.

Hitachi opens IT training lab in Myanmar

MyanmarTelecom Asia — Hitachi has opened the Hitachi Myanmar Laboratory at the University of Information Technology in Yangon, as part of efforts to develop the next generation of IT leaders in Myanmar. In addition to sending engineers from Japan to offer IT courses for UIT professors and students, Hitachi will also donate the necessary IT platform such as servers for the courses.

Google to open new campus at Hyderabad: CEO Sundar Pichai

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Google will build a new campus at Hyderabad, even as it is working towards including as many people as possible to use the internet in India, its chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Wednesday. “In our attempt to provide internet access to people, we have decided to provide Wi-Fi in 400 railway stations with RailTel. The 100 stations will come online by 2016 end. Mumbai Central station will be online by January,” Pichai said at an event.

India No. 1 choice for global tech R&D

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: India remains the No. 1 location for MNCs to establish product engineering and R&D centres outside their home countries, and the growth of these centres in India is outpacing the average global growth. India accounted for $12.3 billion, or 40%, of the total of $31 billion of globalized engineering and R&D in 2015, according to a study by consulting firm Zinnov. Compared to 2014, the revenues of the captives in India grew by 8.3%, as against the growth of 7.6% for all captives. China follows India with revenues of $9.7 billion.

Singapore’s third IDA Labs@NLB brings technology to the community

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has partnered the National Library Board (NLB) to open the third IDA Labs facility at Jurong Regional Library (JRL).  Minister for Communications and Information Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim officially opened the facility on Friday. In bringing technology closer to the community, IDA and NLB said they hope to encourage hands-on experimentation and creation as a new way of learning.