Review of Garmin Vivosport – A Good Outdoor Sports Band

When I first received the product 3 months ago, the impression that I had for the device – sleek, sporty and comfortable. The design is very similar to the Garmin’s older Vivosmart 3. The silicon strap with the heart rate sensor flushed to the casing fits perfectly well around the wrist.

As a device designed for sports, the silicon casing protects the device from water and against tough usage.

Though it is very comfortable to wear, I have to get used to navigating the feature on a small display with no physical button.

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What’s good in Vivosport?
GPS: One notable improvement from the Vivosmart 3 is the built-in GPS system without increasing much thickness of the Vivosport. The Vivosport measured approximately 1cm in term of thickness which is only about 2mm thicker than the Vivosmart 3. See the image below.

(From left) Vivosmart 3, Vivosports

Activation of GPS is seamless. Once a GPS-enable activity, cycling for instance, is selected, the device will start to locate the signal. Initial start will take a good 5-10 sec. I guess the speed of acquiring the signal really depends on how overcast the weather is.


Colour Display: I am not a fan of this but seem like this is an important feature to highlight. Always-on chroma colour display seems to be appealing to some sport enthusiast. The sunlight-readable screen makes it easy for me to track my activities under outdoor conditions.

What’s bad in Vivosport?
Charging adaptor backward compatibility: I have tried at least 3 Garmin sportbands – Garmin Vivosmart HR, Garmin Vivosmart 3 and Vivosport. All 3 of them use different charging adaptors. It becomes cumbersome to find the compatible one for charging every single time when I switch devices. Afterall, it is meant for charging; keep changing the port does not seem to have additional benefits to the users.

Battery Life: For the past 3 months, I have noted that the device performs fairly in term of battery life. Under normal circumstance, Vivosport is able to last a good 5-6 days which is amazing considering the number of enhancements Garmin has packed into this sleek size. However, I have noted that the battery life greatly deteriorates once GPS is used. For example, if I run 5 km outdoors each day for two consecutive days, the battery will barely last through the 4th day before I have to put the device on charge.

Pricing: The product is currently retailing at SGD 299 which is more expensive than the Vivosmart 3(Last checked that you could get Vivosmart 3 at a discounted – less than SGD 200) Though the in-built GPS feature has impressed me, that enhancement does not justify the price premium of SGD100.

Verdict
Overall, a good comfortable sport band that packed with features that are useful to sport enthusiasts. However, most people may opt for the Vivosmart 3 which shares similar features of the Vivosport but selling at the discount.

Interview with Regional Director (South Asia Pacific), Unity Technologies – Mr Quentin Staes-Polet

Everybody is into VR now and it is evident that this sector has grown tremendously in 2017. All the tech giants are increasingly investing more into this space and people are watching this closely for the next breakthrough.

 

But will this trend going to continue in 2018? Today, we have Mr Quentin Staes-Polet, Regional Director, South Asia Pacific Unity Technologies to share with us his view on South East Asia market.

 

What business Unity Technologies (“Unity”) is in and the strategic goals that it hopes to achieve in this S.E.A region?  

Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences.

 

70 percent of all VR/AR content today is created with Unity and we are also working with the world’s biggest players in the world like Facebook, Microsoft, Xiaomi and Samsung to develop VR/AR content for their platforms. Although Unity was born from the gaming space with about 50 percent market share in the mobile games market, it is now being used across several industries outside gaming itself, a testament to the growing success of Unity as a creative platform.

 

Unity aims to “gamify” industries by making game technology, design and methodology, accessible to users beyond gaming – bringing the concept of games into industries by creating more engaging, more immersive experiences for customers and employees alike. That involves applying all that AR/VR can offer to make businesses more innovative, effective, and efficient. Ultimately, this technology can bring them much closer to their customers.

 

We enable anyone and everyone to develop games or applications. We do this through solving hard problems, such as the coding and scripting elements of development, so that today’s creators don’t have to. They can be freed from the worry of complicated back-end processes and focus on building beautiful and creative designs and experiences in their work.


You have built a successful business before. What’s in Unity that wants you to go back to the corporate life?

The game industry is where art and technology meet and interact with each other, which is why I was interested in joining the industry. Gaming continues to be one of the most creative industries and has been fast to adopt and leverage new technologies in engaging ways. Community tools like video conferencing, blogging, and online streaming were all leveraged on early in the industry. Even now, many new technologies are finding their first mass implementations in gaming, resulting in the industry constantly being invigorated, which is always exciting to me.

 

What are your personal goals you wish to or have already achieved in Unity?

When first joining Unity, I wanted to help lay the foundations and build a dedicated team of high performers who possessed a drive for excellence and fun. This has been successful so far with the team here in SAPAC, albeit at a small scale, and I am looking forward to building on this success moving forward.


So far, what’s the most challenging problem you have faced in South East Asia?
Given how young the developer scene is in the region, there has been a recruitment challenge due to the scarcity of experienced talent with the set of skills that Unity is looking for. However, given how the scene is growing exponentially, largely due to the rising interest in games and development from youth within the region, I expect it will only be a matter of time before this challenge is overcome.


Any details of the expansion plan in Singapore?
As one of the strongest economies in the Asia Pacific, Singapore has a huge market potential for the AR and VR technology. While Unity is still used largely for gaming, we are already seeing game technologies being increasingly used across several sectors, from the likes of architectural visualization, film and entertainment, engineering and manufacturing companies, as well as the government sectors.

 

We are always interested to see how others use our technology and other advances, especially within government organisations and smaller tech startups. We have been supporting them wherever we can, especially in the areas of education and training. We have already partnered with some organisations to help build a solid foundation of developers to support the growing industry here, and continue to move forward with helping further build the development ecosystem here where we can.

Samsung Launches Galaxy A8 and A8+ in Singapore

To kickstart the year 2018, Samsung Electronics Singapore debuted their latest smartphones in the Galaxy A series – the Galaxy A8(2018) and the Galaxy A8+(2018). Samsung prided their A-series as a mid-range smartphones for the young.

So how far has Samsung achieved in attracting the young to switch from iPhones to their Galaxy Series? Let’s take a closer look of the Galaxy A8 and A8+.

Source: Instagram user @weewu

Enhanced Front Camera Capabilities – Dual Front Camera with Live Focus and Face-Unlock Features

The new Galaxy A8(2018) and the Galaxy A8+(2018) feature a new 16MP + 8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera in addition to an impressive 16MP rear camera, allowing users to capture important moments and memories at any time and location. As the Dual Front Camera is made up of two separate cameras, users have the flexibility in choosing the type of selfies to take – from close-ups with the background, to portrait shots with a clear and crisp background. With the advanced Live Focus feature, users can easily create and adjust the bokeh effect on the smartphones before or after taking a picture.

 

Also fitted with facial recognition security features, consumers can opt for a quick and hassle-free way to unlock their Galaxy A8(2018) or Galaxy A8+(2018) with just a look. By simply scanning your face with the front camera and enabling the facial recognition feature under the security settings, consumers are ready to unlock their phone in a quick and effortless manner.

 

 

Though I like the idea of putting 2 cameras on the front, I still find it strange that they didn’t do it like-wise for the back.

 

Galaxy S8’s and Note 8’s Infinity Display on Galaxy A8

For the first time on the Galaxy A, Samsung brings in the Infinity Display which is the key feature of their Samsung’s premium Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The Galaxy A8 and A8+ comes in 5.6-inch and 6.0-inch screen size respectively. With an 18.5:9 display ratio that goes beyond the bezel, the device provides users with the ultimate cinematic experience. The smartphone screen is also supported with a premium metal frame and a curved glass on the back and front, providing users an ergonomic and comfortable grip when using the sleek and stylish device.

 

 

Water Resistance – IP68 – Certified, Separated Dual Sim Card Slot and MircoSD card slot

Continued from the previous Galaxy A series, the new Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) are equipped with IP68-certified water and dust resistant capabilities, allowing them to withstand elements including rain, sweat, sand and dust.

 

One thing to note, the Galaxy A8(2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) supports Dual Sim and microSD cards expandable storage upto 256GB and they have the 2 slots separated from one another. Unlike their previous Galaxy S series which use a hybrid microSD and Sim card slot, you could use both Sim cards and microSD simultaneously.

 

Supports Samsung Pay and Gear VR models

Both the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) are also the first in the Galaxy A line-up to support most of their Gear VR models.

 

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ are equipped with Samsung Pay where users can make safe and secure mobile payments almost anywhere. Simply swipe up to bring up the last transacted credit or debit card, scan your fingerprint or key in your PIN and make payment.

 

 

Local Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) will be available from 27 January 2017 at a recommended retail price of $648 and $798 respectively, including GST. Available in Gold and Black, the devices will be available at all local telecommunication operators, selected consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and selected online marketplace.

Source: Instagram user @weewuOpening of the Revamped Samsung Experience Store@Vivocity Promotion

In celebration of the revamping of the Samsung Electronics Store at VivoCity, customers who purchase any Galaxy smartphone or tablet at a recommended retail price of $400 and above will receive a $30 Mapletree voucher at the point of purchase. Customers who purchase a Galaxy Note8, S8+, S8 or Tab S3 will receive a $50 Mapletree voucher instead. This promotion will commence from 18 January 2018 on a while stocks last basis.

 

Entrepreneur’s Insight – Interview with Singapore’s ISP Entrepreneurs – Founders of WhizComms

Ever since we have started Entrepreneur’s Insights, we have been hearing a lot of feedback from the readers that they would like to hear more entrepreneurial stories from Singapore. We are aware that for the past 1 year, The Neo Dimension might have disappointed some of the readers for not bringing enough of such stories.

To kickstart 2018, we would like to shout out to our readers “The wait is over!” We are publishing an QnA with not 1 but 2 local entrepreneurs from Whiz Communications (WhizComms) – Chiang Chee Cheong, Managing Director and Jason Kuek, Deputy Managing Director. .

Mr Chiang and Mr Kuek started Phoenix Communications in the 90s as a callback operator and subsequently expanded their arena to International Direct Dialing Services (You remember Phoenix IDD?). In November 2016, they have ventured into the ISP space and started WhizComms

 

1.Whiz Communications(WhizComms) is a new entrant in Singapore’s ISP market. Do you mind give a short description of the company as well as your rationale of venturing into this space?

Chiang – WhizComms is a telecommunication company providing home broadband and IDD service.  We rolled out our business in November 2016 and currently we have a staff strength of 20.

As an ISP, our primary objective is to provide high-speed Internet service to all residential homes in Singapore.

As Singapore is moving towards a smart nation, we saw the potential growth in these areas.   Fibre Broadband has become the essential service for the home. We want to make it easy and affordable for all.

 

2.Technology sector is growing exponentially in Southeast Asia region (SEA). As a seasoned professional in the Telecommunication field, what’s your views on future development of SEA Telcos or ISPs? 

Chiang – Telcos and ISP will continue to be equipped with high-speed infrastructures to cater for technology advancements. Besides infrastructures, service providers will also be looking into providing solutions such as IOT, Cyber Security, AI and Data Analytic as part of the trend in the industry.

 

3. There are many ISPs that offer more comprehensive and wider range of services. How is WhizComms different from others? 

Chiang – Our fundamental goals remain – we provide affordable solutions to cater to our customers’ basic essential needs. We un-bundle telecom services so that customers only pay for what they need. Our pure broadband no frills service has been the lowest-priced of its kind in town from the start of our business. We also help customers to solve WiFi coverage problems at home by introducing WiFi clinic service to customers who are less technically inclined. We are also amongst the first to introduce mesh WiFi solution to improve home WiFi coverage and un-interrupted internet surfing.

 

  1. What are the challenges or opportunities for WhizComms in the next 3 years?

Jason I foresee that there will be more entries from ISPs players, and this will bring the overall prices down. Other than bracing the price war, we will need to deliver our commitments to our customers to stay competitive. As IOT (internet of things) advances, we will want to introduce them to customers at an appropriate time to meet their day-to-day need.

 

  1. What is the significant milestone that WhizComms has achieved in 2017?

Chiang – After one year of operation, we have significant amount of customer subscription base. We believe this is due to our sincerity and genuinity in our service offering, and customers see the true value we offer. We have managed to deliver what we have promised. We will continue to impress our customers with our services.

 

  1. You are a seasoned entrepreneur. What advice will you give for our budding entrepreneurs or people who want to start a business? 

Jason – To start with, you must have a good and realistic business plan, followed by sufficient financial fundings to run your businesses operations.  The calibre of people or partners managing the business are very important.   They need to have good acumen in identifying risks and returns in their overall business.  Team work and trust must be established across the organisation hierarchy to grow the business as planned.

Any business that will help customers to solve their problem is a good business. As an entrepreneur, look for areas that customers need help. After identify the business, a proper business plan will have to be developed including the technical knowhow, funding, and the people.

 

  1. It is said that every entrepreneur has their own set of checklist while evaluating a venture. As an entrepreneur, do you mind sharing with us yours?

Jason – I will be definitely be looking for potential revenue drivers that can bring in sustainable income. Of course, the cost of operations and as well as the potential of growth in the business are also critical.  A good business plan will be very helpful.  More importantly, we must maintain a good balance sheet on the financial and a healthy cash flow.

 

 

PwC’s 2017 Report: REITs and Business Trusts Drives Singapore’s IPOs; SGX’s Delisting Woes Remains

Singapore, 3 January 2018 –The year 2017 ended with a good showing for the Singapore Exchange (SGX), with total funds raised through Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) being the highest in the past four years. In 2017, a total of S$4.7 billion raised, double that of 2016 at approximately S$2.3 million.

The SGX saw a total of 20 IPOs with seven listings on the Mainboard and 13 listings on the Catalist Board in 2017. In terms of amount raised, REITS and BT made up of approx 88% of Singapore’s IPOs in 2017. See below Fig 1.

Figure 1. IPO fund raised by sectors in 2017 (S$ million, % of market share)

Source: PwC Singapore

Looking forward

The report states that REITs and BTs will likely continue to be the niche for SGX. The exchange has welcomed the listings of eight REITs and BTs since 2015, which combined raised a total of S$6.6 billion in gross proceeds, contributing to 85% of the total IPO funds raised over the past three years.

Despite the overall stellar IPO performance in 2017, the report also found that the delisting trend continued with 24 companies delisted in 2017. Pessimism in the market may have been in part due to the declining trading volume and muted confidence in the local equities market. Furthermore, the low valuation of certain listed companies have created merger and acquisition opportunities to buyout these companies which led to their delisting from the exchange.

Lastly, SGX is expected to face more intense competition from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) with a key pull factor being the perception that the HKEx offers higher valuations and liquidity. With this, the number of Singapore-based companies listed on the HKEx has more than doubled in the past year, from six companies in 2016 to 13 in 2017, and PwC foresees that in 2018 local companies will continue listing on HKEx.

See full press release here

 

HMD Releases Nokia 2 – Promise 2-Day Battery Life

Singapore, 2 January 2018 – HMD Global announced the launch of the Nokia 2 that promises two-day battery life.

The enomous 4100mAh battery allows you to enjoy continuous entertainment from your favourite shows, songs, social media without constantly worrying about running out of battery. The Nokia 2 also features a 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera for you to snap and capture memories on the go.

Availability

The Nokia 2 will be available in Pewter/Black and Pewter/White at SGD 159 and are now available through sole distributor A-Mobile from all M1, Courts, Challenger, Best Denki, Sprint Cass, Gain City, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile outlets, Mustafa and online at Lazada.

 

Technical specifications for the Nokia 2

• Networks:

o GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

o WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8

o LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40

• Network: LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, VoLTE, Video Calling, VoWiFi

• CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform

• OS: Android Nougat

• RAM: RAM 1GB DDR3

• Storage: 8GB e-MMC (up to 128GB with MicroSD card)

• Display: 5.0” HD 1280 x 720 LTPS LCD, In-Cell Touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

• Camera:

o Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash

o Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus

• Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM/(RDS)

• Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass

• Battery: 4100 mAh

• SIM slot: 2 Nano-SIM + 1 micro SD card slot (on Dual SIM variant)

• Input/output: Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack

• Dimensions: 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm

Review of Huawei Mate 10 Pro – QnA with Singapore Blogger – Chester Tan

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have been appearing in the news frequently and they are certainly one of the most sought-after phones in 2017.

Before we round up this year, The Neo Dimension would like to do a review for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If you have been following our blog closely, it has been a while since we have done a review on smartphone. This time, we are doing a little different from usual.  We manage to interview a prominent blogger in Singapore, Mr Chester Tan (CT) to share with us more about how he feels about Huawei’s latest Mate 10 Pro.

Q1:  What’s your impression when you first touch the Huawei Mate 10 Pro?

CT: It feels solid, does not have the sleek feminine curves like the P10 series.

Q2:  What did you use the phone for? What’s the best feature of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro?

CT: Throughout the 10 days, I use it as a primary phone, transferring all data from my current phone and installing my apps. The best feature that makes Mate 10 Pro stands out has got to be the EMUI Desktop. The camera is superb but is an incremental upgrade from the P10 series.

Q3: Everybody is talking good stuff about the camera? Is it really that good? Tell me more on your photography experience with the phone

CT: The camera captures images quickly without lag, the exposure is well compensated so there is little post-adjustments. I rarely use the monochrome mode because I prefer to shoot in colour then process in black-white. The best mode to shoot is the wide aperture mode, as it achieves the unique shallow depth of field which can be easily adjusted post-shooting. What I like is that adjustment is really fast and not cumbersome, something that other brands fail to achieve.

 

Q4: Personally, I have yet to hear bad reviews on the phone. Is there any specific area that you think Huawei could have done better?

 

CT: I think Huawei needs to continue to reach out to the consumers to give them a chance to experience the phone, to convince them that it is an excellent product. Unlike bloggers, these consumers do not have the luxury of testing the phones at lengths. Among their peers, someone must be using a Huawei phone who will spread the good word about the phone, then others will give it a go.

 

Q5: Out of 5, what score will you give to Huawei Mate 10 Pro?

CT: I give 4.5.

 

 

About Chester Tan

Chester Tan is a freelance blogger with a healthy appetite for technology and social media. If he’s not shooting photos or composing music, he’s likely to be spending time with family while tinkering with mobile devices, headphones or other gadgets. His passion for consumer technology lifestyle shines through on his blog, where he shares insight, reviews and opinions on some of the newest gadgets and apps in a non-techie perspective. Through this blog, he hopes to reach out to readers who need opinions to products they are looking out for. To know more about him, visit his blog at http://musicphotolife.com/ or you could follow his instagram at http://instagram.com/musicdiary

 

 

 

 

SGX-Listed Spackman Entertainment Group Acquires Talent Agency

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 22 December 2017 – Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“Spackman Entertainment Group” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group“) (Stock Quote: SGX: 40E), one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups founded by Mr. Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that the Company has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with independent third parties to acquire the entire issued and paid-up share capital of the Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. (“Constellation Agency“) (the “Proposed Acquisition“).

Constellation Agency is primarily involved in the business of representing and advising Korean artists in overseas markets outside of Korea.  It acts as agent and advisor to a selective group of major Korean artists in entertainment content projects, events, and commercial endorsements in overseas markets, namely, in Greater China, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.

 

Constellation Agency owns The P Factory Co., Ltd. (“The P Factory“), an innovative marketing solutions provider specializing in event and branded content production. The P Factory leverages on its expertise across film, television, digital media, music, and access to key talent to originate and execute creative marketing strategies that enhance the marketing position of brands of various consumer products and services.

 

Constellation Agency also owns Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. (“PMG“), a talent management agency which represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements, and branded entertainment. The artist roster of PMG includes drama and film artists such as Wang Ji-won (ONE LINE 2017, HOSPITAL SHIP 2017), Lee Ji-hun (I CAN SPEAK 2017, THE UNIVERSE’S STAR 2016), Han Ji-an (MARITAL HARMONY 2017, THAT SUN IN THE SKY 2016) and Oh Cho-hee (BLACK 2017, VOICE 2017).

 

The total purchase consideration for the Proposed Acquisition shall be 144,770,861 newly issued ordinary shares of the Company at S$0.115 per share, which was arrived at following arm’s length negotiations on a willing buyer, willing seller basis, and taking into account, inter alia, the Constellation Agency’s unaudited net profit of US$1.2 million (approximately S$1.6 million) for the period from the date of its incorporation to 30 November 2017 and its unaudited net asset value of US$3.6 million (approximately S$5.0 million) as at 30 November 2017.

 

 

HP Sees Smart Manufacturing Opportunities in Singapore; Partners With Local University

HP Inc (stock quote: HPQ)  announced the opening of its new Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Campus and a new Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Center (SMARC) supported by the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB). The opening celebration included Dion Weisler, HP President and Chief Executive Officer; Richard Bailey, HP President, Asia Pacific and Japan; Steve Conner, HP Head of Supplies Operations and Minister S Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry).

From Left: Steve Conner, Head of Supplies Operations HP Inc, Dion Weisler, CEO of HP Inc, S Iswaran, Minister for Trade & Industry (Industry) and Richard Bailey, President of APJ Region HP Inc. Source: Instagram user @weewu

SMARC is set up with the purpose to digitally transform and reinvent HP’s Supplies manufacturing processes through the use of next-generation digital technologies including additive manufacturing (3D printing), advanced robotics, and large-scale data analytics.

 

SMARC has also partnered with local insitutions such as NUS and Nanyang Polytechnic to allow their students to participate in the research area of IoT and Data Analytic via internship program

 

Currently, the team of engineers managing SMARC’s 6,000 square foot facility currently oversee more than 50 Supplies manufacturing lines across the world.

 

The Center also sees opportunities in bringing smart manufacturing processes to small medium enterprises in Singapore. For instance, HP has partnered SME suppliers Mega Plus Technology and Super Pak Manufacturing, under the Partnership for Capability Transformation (PACT) programme, to create a more environment-friendly packaging for ink canisters. That collaboration allowed the two SMEs to develop new expertise and capabilities, which they leveraged on to further advance their businesses.

Check out hashtag #reinventingwithHP for more updates.

Keysight And Singapore University of Technology (SUTD) Signs MOU and Opens New Measurement Technologies Lab

SINGAPORE, December 2017– Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Stock Quote: KEYS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for research collaboration and opened the new Measurement Technologies Laboratory. Keysight donated S$8 million worth of cutting-edge equipment to the lab, coupled with another S$2 million in research grants to accelerate research and development (R&D) in the domains of advance manufacturing, data analytics and IoT security.

Guest-of-Honour, Mr S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) witnessed the MOU signing between Mr Gooi Soon Chai, President of Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group and Senior Vice president, Keysight Technologies Inc., and Professor Thomas Magnanti, SUTD President, at a ceremony held in SUTD.

Minister Iswaran also officially opened the new Measurement Technologies Laboratory, which is equipped with Keysight’s latest solutions and technologies.

Speech by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)

Mr Gooi said: “Today’s convergence of technology domains and the explosion of electronic content everywhere is driving the entire industrial eco-system into a whole new dimension. Organisations are facing tremendous pressure to keep up with the accelerating pace and complexity of today’s advancements. Keysight, as the world’s leader in electronic measurement, is collaborating with SUTD, with its multi-disciplinary research talents, to reimagine innovation that will help the world’s organisations today face these challenges and deliver their products and services, faster, better and safer.”

From (left) Ee Huei Sin VP & General Manager of Keysight Technologies General Electronics Measurement Solutions, Mr Gooi Soon Chai, President of Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group and Senior Vice president, Keysight Technologies Inc

At the Lab, researchers will leverage Keysight’s latest state-of-the-art equipment and software solutions, and tap on the company’s global technology and industry expertise as they work on three major areas –  security, Big Data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Factories of tomorrow (also known as Industry 4.0).

 

These projects will translate into better quality products, smarter utilisation of resources, improved efficiency, productivity and security.

 

The setting up of the Lab in Singapore is strategic to Keysight to tap on explosive growth in the Asia region. 5G, for instance, will be key technology driver in their future business development as the company believes that the full implement of the technology will realized by the year 2020.