Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Flextronic

United States
1969
Public
$1-10b
10,001 - 50,000
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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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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.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
IoT analytics includes real-time or edge computing and batch analysis. Analytics can be behavioral, descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive.
Visualization solutions use dashboards, alerts, events, maps, and other tools to present easily comprehensible data to end users.
Data management solutions capture, index and store data in traditional database, cloud platforms, and fog systems for future use.
Security software provides encryption, access control, and identity protection to IoT solutions from data collection through end-user applications.
Services
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
IoT hardware consultancies provide services such as solution specification, product design, connectivity setup, and partner identification.
IoT software consultancies support the development of data analytics, visualization solutions, and platforms, as well as integration into embedded systems.
Examples of business consulting services include go-to-market design and execution, business model development, channel development, and corporate M&A.
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.
Teradata Case Study
Teradata Case Study
Data is crucial to business performance today. It's often the key to unlock customer behavior, business drivers, and market trends. In an intensely competitive market, Teradata provides data warehouse and analytics solutions to 19 of the world's top 20 telecommunications companies, all six of the world's top airlines, and 18 of the top 20 commercial and savings banks. Its leadership position depends on near-perfect performance. That's why Teradata requires a fulfillment partner that can meet the fast pace of customer demand, make production processes more efficient, and deliver world-class data analytics solutions within tight deadlines.
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.
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