Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Flextronic

United States
1969
Public
> $10b
> 50,000
Open website
Flextronic has established itself as a global leader without equal in the categories of design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services. They are helping customers big and small solve the challenges of the connected age with over 100 sites in 30 countries, and 200,000 highly skilled innovators at the ready. Flextronics International offers turnkey manufacturing services to the world's leading electronics companies, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and Xerox.

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Flextronics, an innovative supply chain solutions company, announced a new 'era of intelligence' triggered by an increasing level of smart, connected activity. This new era will be as much about the creation and management of a growing intelligent network of sophisticated software and services as it is about intelligent products, even as it requires a thorough re-thinking and re-making of the objects, goods and products that surround us.

At Flex, they look beyond the Internet of Things (IoT) to a broader understanding of the Age of Intelligence. By exploring the insights and new ideas of this connected world, Flex hope to inspire dialogue that leads to bigger and better breakthroughs. With their new quarterly digital publication, INTELLIGENCE, Flex is providing a venue for thought leadership and new insights into the connected age.
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Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Fitbit, Huawei, Microsoft
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Hardware
Sensors transform energy into electrical data; they are the eyes and ears of IoT. Actuators transform electrical data into energy; they are the muscle of IoT.
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Hardware products that are used by end users that contain IoT technology.
Software
Services
Developing custom hardware for specific uses and operating environments/needs.
Number of Case Studies4
Vehicle to Everything
Vehicle to Everything
Connectivity is empowering more intelligent interactions between consumers and companies. An innovative automaker wanted to design and build a working prototype of a connected vehicle platform to accelerate speed to market and help the company understand today's connected world.
Grabit Case Study
Grabit Case Study
Grabit, a promising startup, wanted to take its revolutionary electroadhesion gripping technology to market. Flex Lab IX partnered with Grabit to perform state-of-the-art testing and make business connections that would help the company fundamentally change factory and warehouse automation. Today's factories and warehouses need automation technologies that can handle fragile electronics such as flat-screen TVs and solar panels. Grabit invented a new technology that could revolutionize factory and warehouse automation. But this groundbreaking technology had to undergo rigorous testing before it could launch.
Recording the Run
Recording the Run
Nike is looking for ways to reduce the amount of material and labor needed to make high-performance, customized footwear and speed the delivery of its products to all kinds of athletes. Laser-cutting could scale down the amount of equipment needed to create the 20 to 30 parts of a typical shoe. However, Laser-cutting always leaves burnt edges on soft fabrics.
Number of News Items81
The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 17: What To Do About Huawei? - Christopher Parsons Unpacks One of Canada's Most Challenging Policy Issues
Michael Geist's Blog - 24 Jun, 2019
Referenced Companies: Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Microsoft, Apple
Keywords: REASON, Cyber Security
Steelcase intros adaptable furniture, mobile power, Surface mount
FMLink (UK) - 24 Jun, 2019
Referenced Companies: Flex, Microsoft
Keywords: VISION, Smart Devices
MIPI Camera Giveaway
Embedded Vision Alliance - 19 Jun, 2019
Referenced Companies: Flex
Keywords: Sensor, VISION, Sensors
Number of Memberships1
Thread Group
Thread Group
Built on open standards and IPv6/6LoWPAN protocols, Thread’s approach to wireless networking offers numerous technological advantages, including a secure and reliable mesh network with no single point of failure, simple connectivity and low power. All Thread networks are easy to set up and secure to use with banking-class encryption to close security holes that exist in other wireless protocols.Thread’s powerful technology addresses the need for a better way to connect products in the home. Users can simply and securely connect hundreds of devices to each other and to the cloud using proven Internet Protocols in a low-power, wireless mesh network.Thread is backed by innovative, leading brands that are defining the connected home lifestyle. The technology supports a wide variety of products from home appliances to climate control, lighting, safety and security systems. When customers purchase products bearing the “BUILT ON THREAD; logo they can rest assured that devices have undergone rigorous testing and certification to ensure they connect effortlessly and securely.
Number of Similar Suppliers8
Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies is Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware. We’re a collective force of innovative capabilities trusted all over the world to provide technology solutions and services that accelerate digital transformation.
Omron Industrial Automation
Omron Industrial Automation
OMRON Industrial Automation functions as a partner to help innovate worldwide manufacturing.Through our expertise in sensing and control technology, we enable manufacturers to operate with greater productivity and streamlined efficiency.
Microsemi Corporation
Microsemi Corporation
Microsemi Corp. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed-signal, programmable logic, digital, and discrete semiconductors and complete systems. The company's products provide manage and regulate power, source and synchronize time, protect against transient voltage spikes, process, store, transmit, receive and amplify signals and data. It’s products serve the aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets by delivering power efficiency, reliability, security and performance.
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