Hiwin plans Industry 4.0 tool making

A REVOLUTION:Making the sensors for the coming automated industry revolution could see Taiwan form part of the core market for 50 years, the Hiwin chairman said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 28, 2016
By: Aileen Chuang / Staff reporter

Taiwan’s leading machinery maker, Hiwin Technologies Co (上銀科技), on Saturday said its new products — the keys to developing “Industry 4.0” — are expected to start volume production next year.

The company said it is in talks with local machinery and semiconductor associations on any future collaboration in Industry 4.0, especially in the integrated circuit (IC) industry.

Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is a term used to describe an emphasis on smart manufacturing, such as factory automation and environmental surveillance, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. It could be Taiwan’s core competitive market for the next 50 years or even century, Hiwin chairman Eric Chuo (卓永財) said.     [FULL  STORY]

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