LEVERAGE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IN MARCH TOWARDS SMART MANUFACTURING -- MIMOS

ZARUL EFFENDI RAZALI

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- Collaboration and leveraging the right technologies can accelerate transformation towards smart manufacturing in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) era, said national applied research and development (R&D) centre MIMOS.

In a statement today, MIMOS said its Manufacturing Innovation Centre is equipped with advanced shared service facilities that offer R&D services in smart manufacturing enablers such as next-generation materials, microelectronics, integrated circuit design, and semiconductors.

“The centre also houses a product engineering laboratory that offers services in product design, digital modelling and reliability engineering, as well as a photonics technology laboratory,” it said.

MIMOS interim president and chief executive officer Emelia Matrahah said that Industry 4.0 requires the manufacturing sector to shift to digitised, higher value-added processes, advanced manufacturing technologies and intelligence-assisted resource utilisation to remain relevant and competitive.

“MIMOS can equip start-ups, as well as multinational corporations (MNCs) with cost-efficient advanced technologies to boost their efficiency and productivity,” she said.

MIMOS offers technological capabilities, resources and services chiefly for the electrical and electronics (E&E) and manufacturing sectors under its overarching Industry 4.0 technology focus areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Advanced Manufacturing, and Data Security.

Among MIMOS’ most recent initiatives in Industry 4.0 technologies are the Centre of Artificial Intelligence for Future Industry (CAIFI); Biz4WRD, a web-based portal that provides an AI- and data analytics-based manufacturing industry intelligence for companies and investors; and the Smart Manufacturing Intelligent Service Platform, which is an operational technology and information technology shared services infrastructure.

-- BERNAMA