Robotics and Automation
Intel | September 22, 2023
Red Hat and Intel collaborate to develop an industrial edge platform for enhanced industrial controls.
The platform aims to automate manual industrial automation tasks, reduce cybersecurity risks, and improve factory agility.
The partnership addresses the growing demand for smart manufacturing solutions.
Red Hat, in partnership with Intel, is introducing a new industrial edge platform aimed at modernizing industrial controls and enabling automation for manufacturing operations. The platform will be deployed in manufacturing plants and industrial facilities, providing real-time control and artificial intelligence/machine learning capabilities to enhance efficiency and security.
The industrial edge platform combines real-time shop floor control, AI/ML, and IT manageability. It facilitates the integration of IoT devices and sensors for improved automation and data insights. The platform aims to break down barriers between IT and OT, enabling collaboration and innovation in manufacturing. It addresses security concerns through advanced cybersecurity features and automated patching and updates.
According to a report by McKinsey, Smart manufacturing has the potential to create around $3.7 trillion by 2025, driving innovation, growth, and competitiveness across various sectors.
Manufacturers are seeking ways to modernize their operations and leverage IoT technologies to improve efficiency and innovation. The platform addresses the need for seamless integration of IT and OT technologies while enhancing security and scalability. Industry leaders like ABB, Schneider Electric, and Codesys are already working on implementing this new industrial edge platform.
Francis Chow, VP and GM of In-Vehicle Operating System and Edge at Red Hat, remarked,
“From transforming traditional IT infrastructures to helping software-defined vehicles deliver scalable digital solutions across industrial edge, Red Hat has a proven history in driving modernization across industries and but innovation.”
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The collaborative effort between Red Hat and Intel introduces an innovative solution that will revolutionize manufacturing operations. By leveraging modern IT technologies and providing real-time data insights, the platform promises to enhance industrial control systems (ICS) for vendors, system integrators, and manufacturers. This includes automating system development and deployment, reducing cybersecurity risks, improving predictive maintenance, and co-locating various workloads while minimizing turnaround time.
VP in the network and edge group and GM of federal and industrial solutions at Intel Corporation, Christine Boles, stated,
“Bringing Red Hat’s expertise together in cloud-to-edge application platform delivery and Intel’s strength in edge to cloud compute platforms will deliver the software-defined capabilities and transformation to meet the flexible, resilient and reliable requirements of today’s manufacturing.”
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This collaboration between Red Hat and Intel brings together their respective expertise in software and hardware to create an integrated solution that simplifies and improves industrial automation. The platform incorporates Intel's Edge Controls for Industrial and will be integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Device Edge, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, and Red Hat OpenShift.
Hyve Solutions | September 25, 2023
The SMT lines focus on manufacturing secure root of trust cards, security modules, Trusted Platform devices, and main system boards
The expansion supports US strategic priority of domestic manufacturing for secure components
It enables Hyve Solutions to respond quickly to market and customer demands
Hyve Solutions Corporation, a leading supplier of hyperscale digital infrastructures and a wholly owned subsidiary of TD SYNNEX Corporation, has just announced the opening of new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) lines that increase its production capabilities in the United States. These lines are part of Hyve Solutions Corporation's effort to expand its manufacturing capacity in the United States. This expansion strengthens Hyve's continuous commitment to providing clients with a secure supply chain by maximizing efficiency at the local level and reducing lead times.
The new SMT lines are equipped with advanced automated technologies and inspection processes to produce custom-built, high-quality motherboards in the US while reducing lead times for complex system boards. This investment in automation increases PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) capacity and reduces manufacturing cycle times.
President at Hyve Solutions, Steve Ichinaga, remarked,
“Expanding our in-country manufacturing capabilities underscores our commitment to better serve our customers. This investment leads to elevated production capacity and streamlined operations with a focus on secure supply chain, boosting our ability to respond quickly to changing market and customer demands.”
[Source: Business Wire]
The expansion of US manufacturing capabilities is significant for ensuring a secure supply chain, particularly for federal defense and intelligence agencies and companies that require high levels of supply chain security. Ensuring a secure supply chain for critical components is essential for public cloud providers and government agencies. Hyve Solutions' investment in US-based manufacturing with advanced automation technologies reinforces its commitment to secure supply chain practices.
Sarah Lin, VP of Supply Chain at Hyve Solutions, stated that the opening of the SMT operation boosts their Secure Supply Chain strategy. This investment in US-based automated lines tighten the supply chain, cut lead times, and provide best-in-class secure supply chain benefits to their customers.
The United States and its allies have made the production of secure root of trust (RoT) cards, security modules, and other Trusted Platform devices, including main system boards, a strategic priority. Assuring the security of the supply chain is essential for the public cloud and its users, especially Federal Defense and Intelligence agencies and businesses requiring a high and boosted level of supply chain security.
PR Newswire | September 29, 2023
Huntsman Corporation today launched its Technology Portal, a platform dedicated to engaging with innovators and manufacturers across the value chain. The cross-divisional initiative aims to facilitate and foster external collaborations, connecting minds and expertise from diverse sectors with Huntsman to unlock potential business opportunities.
"Collaboration is a key element of our innovation process at Huntsman," said Dr. David Hatrick, Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Innovation for Huntsman's Advanced Materials division. "Working with external partners, customers, and suppliers is very often the fastest route to developing and launching new products into the market. The skills needed for successful new products and applications are rarely held within one organization and the ability to partner is a critical capability for the future. The Huntsman Technology Portal will make it easier for external parties to propose and request new solutions, technologies and capabilities that could be jointly developed to create value for them and Huntsman."
Reflecting the company's commitment to deep collaborations, Huntsman Technology Portal offers two distinct cooperation routes for:
Innovation-driven Solutions: streamlined interface for innovators and entrepreneurs to share innovation challenges, problems to solve, and collaboration opportunities with Huntsman.
Manufacturing Solutions: contact hub for chemical manufacturers to explore tailored scale-up, industrialization, custom manufacturing, and other manufacturing solutions for their unique requirements.
"We are excited about the launch of the Technology Portal as it provides a new way to initiate collaboration to everyone's benefit," said Dr. Ralph Diguilio, Vice President of Global R&D for Huntsman's Performance Products division. "We can assure that all ideas submitted will be reviewed by a senior internal team established specifically for this purpose."
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2022 revenues of approximately $8 billion from our continuing operations. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 60 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 7,000 associates within our continuing operations.