Foxconn, Siemens in talks on smart manufacturing

TaiwanTaiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s biggest electronic component maker, known as Hon Hai in Taiwan, is in talks with German industrial group Siemens AG to develop digitalized manufacturing in its production facilities. Ken Cheng, vice president of Siemens Taiwan, said Thursday that Foxconn chair Terry Gou spent 90 minutes at the Siemens booth at the Hannover Messe trade show in April this year.

Inventec inks 5-year partnership with Siemens for Industry 4.0

TaiwanDigi Times — Notebook ODM Inventec has signed an MoU with Siemens PLM Software, Siemens AG’s subsidiary, for a 5-year strategic partnership to promote Germany Industry 4.0 in Taiwan, according to the company. Siemens PLM Software will provide its software solutions to help Inventec boot Germany Industry 4.0 in Taiwan, Inventec indicated. While many Taiwan-based enterprises have sought partnership with Siemens PLM Software, Inventec has become the first partner, Inventec said.