Overview
Supplier SloganA Better Life, A Better World.Power and Productivity for a Better World.Listen. Think. Solve.Sensor Intelligence.Reach Further
HQ LocationJapanSwitzerlandFranceUnited StatesGermanyUnited States
Year Founded191819881836190319461921
Company TypePublicPublicPublicPublicPrivatePublic
Stock TickerOTCMKTS: PCRFYNYSE: ABBEuronext: SU; OTCMKTS: SBGSF; OTCMKTS: SBGSYNYSE: ROKNASDAQ: AVT
Revenue> $10b> $10b> $10b$1-10b$1-10b> $10b
Employees> 50,000> 50,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,0001,001 - 10,00010,001 - 50,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description

Panasonic is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation that has grown to become one of the world's largest electronics producers. In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services. Year founded: 1918

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Their solutions improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of their customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact.

Schneider Electric is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for electrical power distribution and for industrial control and automation. The company helps power generators distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automobile and water treatment industries; builds electric networks and utility management systems for energy, water treatment, oil and gas, and marine applications; and manages electric power in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. Year founded: 1836 Revenue: $26.0 billion (2014) EPA: SU Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Avantis - Wonderware
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.

Founded in 1946, the company now has more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Avnet, Inc. focuses exclusively on the unique needs of embedded OEMs, solution providers, and independent software vendors. Our broad range of product lifecycle management services provide flexible options that support you from solution development through delivery including concept design, engineering, manufacturing, systems integration, order management, warehousing and logistics.

IoT Solutions

The Internet of Everything is based on the idea that devices, objects and systems can be connected in simple, transparent ways to enable seamless sharing of information and coordinated and intelligent operations across all of them. As no single company can accomplish the level of Interoperability required to support the Internet of Everything and address everyday, real-life scenarios, a united, pan-industry effort is needed to deliver new experiences to consumers and businesses. Panasonic pledges to provide companies with royalty-free access to some of its Internet of Things (IoT) software and patents as way to speed up the development of new IoT software and services. The company is adopting the model of the open-source software movement by sharing its software and product experience in Cloud Computing technologies.

Our lives are touched daily by the Internet. It widens our horizons and improves our capabilities by connecting us to a wider community and their collective knowledge. A similar revolution in industry is connecting intelligent machines and the collective data generated from a growing number of electronic sensors. We are ‘seeing, hearing, and feeling’ our industrial processes like never before and this empowers the decisions we make to optimize performance. This revolution allows us to operate machines more safely, with greater efficiency, and with lower environmental impact, not just individually, but as complete systems, working in harmony to enhance power and productivity for a better world. For over a decade ABB has been working to develop and enhance process control systems, communications solutions, sensors and software for the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP). These technologies enable their customers in industries, utilities and infrastructure to analyze their data more intelligently, optimize their operations, boost their productivity, and their flexibility. ABB is advancing the IoTSP by helping their customers develop their existing technologies, while keeping sight of our enduring commitment to safety, reliability, cyber security and Data Privacy.

The recent Internet of Things (IoT) momentum has been enabled through a broad adherence to open standards (such as Ethernet) and by technology breakthroughs in the area of Data Aggregation middleware. Schneider Electric delivers open, connected solutions at each IoT-driven intelligent ecosystem layer: the connected, decentralised device layer (sensors, drives, meters, PLCs, controls, switchgear), the platform layer (cloud services, middleware, physical infrastructure architectures), and the On-Premise central control layer (operational intelligence, remote monitoring, predictive analysis, simulation, cloud analytics). Schneider Electric tools help data centre, plant, and smart grid operators to become more efficient by sorting through mountains of data (eliminating false alarms or nuisance alarms) and by generating dashboards that consolidate the information coming in from all parts of the extended network. Instead of gridlock, a smooth flow of information is created which allows for greater operational intelligence and higher quality decisions. IoT is broadening the scope of where both power protection and security are needed, as entire chains of communication can be disrupted by the breakdown of a single device. Schneider Electric leverages the power of IoT and big data to maximize safety and reliability through high-precision automation and control, training and simulation, the generation of ‘what if’ scenarios, robust remote management, Predictive Maintenance, managed services, and advanced analytics. Power protection and cyber security considerations are imbedded into our product designs in order to strengthen overall network reliability.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.

The future of industrial production has come to be known as the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, or cyber-physical systems. The opportunity to use a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data input for the process chain – and the sensors that record real-time situations and convert these into digital signals. SICK started focusing its corporate claim on the future as early as 2004: “Sensor Intelligence.” epitomizes our clear focus on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory, making it the most fundamental module for providing the highest possible levels of transparency in the supply chain.

At Avnet Embedded, our customizable, off-the-shelf OEM server, storage and networking solutions from world-class manufacturers, coupled with our vertical industry knowledge, data center expertise and cloud know-how ensure your products and solutions are optimized for the future - regardless if you are deploying your solution physically, virtually or in the cloud. Pursuing a partnership with Avnet means shifting your focus back to what really matters. - Increasing your profitability - Scaling your operations - Accelerating your time-to-market - Fostering innovation By leveraging Avnet’s investments in those areas, you’ll spend less time worrying about inventory, operating and support and be free to direct more time and resources back into driving sales of new products that differentiate you from your competition.

Key Customers

DuPont, Japan Airlines, McDonalds

Power generation, transmission, distribution and other utilities; industries across the spectrum, transportation and infrastructure customers, and commercial enterprises.

Compass, Neoclyde, TierPoint, Shell.
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
Subsidiary
Parent Company
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot
TechnologiesAutomation & ControlSensorsActuatorsApplication Infrastructure & MiddlewareAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityProcessors & Edge IntelligenceRobotsSensorsActuatorsAnalytics & ModelingAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsPlatform as a Service (PaaS)Processors & Edge IntelligenceSensorsAnalytics & ModelingAutomation & ControlNetworks & ConnectivityProcessors & Edge IntelligenceSensorsNetworks & ConnectivitySensorsApplication Infrastructure & MiddlewareComponentsFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityPlatform as a Service (PaaS)Processors & Edge IntelligenceSensors
IndustriesAgricultureAutomotiveElectronicsFood & BeverageHealthcare & HospitalsMarine & ShippingMetalsOil & GasPackagingPlasticsRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable EnergySemiconductorsUtilitiesChemicalsConstruction & InfrastructureElectrical GridsFood & BeverageLife SciencesMarine & ShippingMiningOil & GasPaper & PulpUtilitiesAerospaceAutomotiveHealthcare & HospitalsSecurity & Public SafetyTelecommunicationsUtilities
Use CasesEnergy Management SystemSmart LightingAutomatic Palletizing & Depalletizing SystemsMaterial Handling AutomationPicking, Sorting & PositioningProcess Control & OptimizationSmart LightingWarehouse AutomationBuilding Automation & ControlBuilding Energy ManagementWater Utility ManagementMachine Condition MonitoringContinuous Emission Monitoring SystemsBuilding Automation & ControlEnergy Management SystemFleet ManagementMachine Condition MonitoringSmart City OperationsSupply Chain VisibilityTrack & Trace of Assets
FunctionsLogistics & TransportationDiscrete ManufacturingProcess ManufacturingFacility Management
ServicesTrainingHardware Design & Engineering ServicesSoftware Design & Engineering Services

Technology Stack
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Platform as a Service (PaaS)NoneNoneStrongNoneNoneModerate
Application Infrastructure & MiddlewareNoneMinorNoneNoneNoneMinor
Analytics & ModelingNoneNoneMinorMinorNoneNone
Functional ApplicationsNoneMinorMinorNoneNoneModerate
Cybersecurity & PrivacyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Networks & ConnectivityNoneModerateNoneModerateMinorMinor
Processors & Edge IntelligenceNoneMinorMinorMinorNoneStrong
SensorsModerateMinorModerateModerateStrongStrong
Automation & ControlModerateStrongStrongModerateNoneNone
RobotsNoneStrongNoneNoneNoneNone
DronesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
WearablesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
ActuatorsNoneModerateMinorNoneNoneNone
ComponentsNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMinor

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Overview
Supplier SloganA Better Life, A Better World.Power and Productivity for a Better World.Listen. Think. Solve.Sensor Intelligence.Reach Further
HQ LocationJapanSwitzerlandFranceUnited StatesGermanyUnited States
Year Founded191819881836190319461921
Company TypePublicPublicPublicPublicPrivatePublic
Stock TickerOTCMKTS: PCRFYNYSE: ABBEuronext: SU; OTCMKTS: SBGSF; OTCMKTS: SBGSYNYSE: ROKNASDAQ: AVT
Revenue> $10b> $10b> $10b$1-10b$1-10b> $10b
Employees> 50,000> 50,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,0001,001 - 10,00010,001 - 50,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description

Panasonic is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation that has grown to become one of the world's largest electronics producers. In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services. Year founded: 1918

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Their solutions improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of their customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact.

Schneider Electric is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for electrical power distribution and for industrial control and automation. The company helps power generators distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automobile and water treatment industries; builds electric networks and utility management systems for energy, water treatment, oil and gas, and marine applications; and manages electric power in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. Year founded: 1836 Revenue: $26.0 billion (2014) EPA: SU Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Avantis - Wonderware
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.

Founded in 1946, the company now has more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Avnet, Inc. focuses exclusively on the unique needs of embedded OEMs, solution providers, and independent software vendors. Our broad range of product lifecycle management services provide flexible options that support you from solution development through delivery including concept design, engineering, manufacturing, systems integration, order management, warehousing and logistics.

IoT Solutions

The Internet of Everything is based on the idea that devices, objects and systems can be connected in simple, transparent ways to enable seamless sharing of information and coordinated and intelligent operations across all of them. As no single company can accomplish the level of Interoperability required to support the Internet of Everything and address everyday, real-life scenarios, a united, pan-industry effort is needed to deliver new experiences to consumers and businesses. Panasonic pledges to provide companies with royalty-free access to some of its Internet of Things (IoT) software and patents as way to speed up the development of new IoT software and services. The company is adopting the model of the open-source software movement by sharing its software and product experience in Cloud Computing technologies.

Our lives are touched daily by the Internet. It widens our horizons and improves our capabilities by connecting us to a wider community and their collective knowledge. A similar revolution in industry is connecting intelligent machines and the collective data generated from a growing number of electronic sensors. We are ‘seeing, hearing, and feeling’ our industrial processes like never before and this empowers the decisions we make to optimize performance. This revolution allows us to operate machines more safely, with greater efficiency, and with lower environmental impact, not just individually, but as complete systems, working in harmony to enhance power and productivity for a better world. For over a decade ABB has been working to develop and enhance process control systems, communications solutions, sensors and software for the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP). These technologies enable their customers in industries, utilities and infrastructure to analyze their data more intelligently, optimize their operations, boost their productivity, and their flexibility. ABB is advancing the IoTSP by helping their customers develop their existing technologies, while keeping sight of our enduring commitment to safety, reliability, cyber security and Data Privacy.

The recent Internet of Things (IoT) momentum has been enabled through a broad adherence to open standards (such as Ethernet) and by technology breakthroughs in the area of Data Aggregation middleware. Schneider Electric delivers open, connected solutions at each IoT-driven intelligent ecosystem layer: the connected, decentralised device layer (sensors, drives, meters, PLCs, controls, switchgear), the platform layer (cloud services, middleware, physical infrastructure architectures), and the On-Premise central control layer (operational intelligence, remote monitoring, predictive analysis, simulation, cloud analytics). Schneider Electric tools help data centre, plant, and smart grid operators to become more efficient by sorting through mountains of data (eliminating false alarms or nuisance alarms) and by generating dashboards that consolidate the information coming in from all parts of the extended network. Instead of gridlock, a smooth flow of information is created which allows for greater operational intelligence and higher quality decisions. IoT is broadening the scope of where both power protection and security are needed, as entire chains of communication can be disrupted by the breakdown of a single device. Schneider Electric leverages the power of IoT and big data to maximize safety and reliability through high-precision automation and control, training and simulation, the generation of ‘what if’ scenarios, robust remote management, Predictive Maintenance, managed services, and advanced analytics. Power protection and cyber security considerations are imbedded into our product designs in order to strengthen overall network reliability.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.

The future of industrial production has come to be known as the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, or cyber-physical systems. The opportunity to use a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data input for the process chain – and the sensors that record real-time situations and convert these into digital signals. SICK started focusing its corporate claim on the future as early as 2004: “Sensor Intelligence.” epitomizes our clear focus on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory, making it the most fundamental module for providing the highest possible levels of transparency in the supply chain.

At Avnet Embedded, our customizable, off-the-shelf OEM server, storage and networking solutions from world-class manufacturers, coupled with our vertical industry knowledge, data center expertise and cloud know-how ensure your products and solutions are optimized for the future - regardless if you are deploying your solution physically, virtually or in the cloud. Pursuing a partnership with Avnet means shifting your focus back to what really matters. - Increasing your profitability - Scaling your operations - Accelerating your time-to-market - Fostering innovation By leveraging Avnet’s investments in those areas, you’ll spend less time worrying about inventory, operating and support and be free to direct more time and resources back into driving sales of new products that differentiate you from your competition.

Key Customers

DuPont, Japan Airlines, McDonalds

Power generation, transmission, distribution and other utilities; industries across the spectrum, transportation and infrastructure customers, and commercial enterprises.

Compass, Neoclyde, TierPoint, Shell.
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
Subsidiary
Parent Company
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot
TechnologiesAutomation & ControlSensorsActuatorsApplication Infrastructure & MiddlewareAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityProcessors & Edge IntelligenceRobotsSensorsActuatorsAnalytics & ModelingAutomation & ControlFunctional ApplicationsPlatform as a Service (PaaS)Processors & Edge IntelligenceSensorsAnalytics & ModelingAutomation & ControlNetworks & ConnectivityProcessors & Edge IntelligenceSensorsNetworks & ConnectivitySensorsApplication Infrastructure & MiddlewareComponentsFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityPlatform as a Service (PaaS)Processors & Edge IntelligenceSensors
IndustriesAgricultureAutomotiveElectronicsFood & BeverageHealthcare & HospitalsMarine & ShippingMetalsOil & GasPackagingPlasticsRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable EnergySemiconductorsUtilitiesChemicalsConstruction & InfrastructureElectrical GridsFood & BeverageLife SciencesMarine & ShippingMiningOil & GasPaper & PulpUtilitiesAerospaceAutomotiveHealthcare & HospitalsSecurity & Public SafetyTelecommunicationsUtilities
Use CasesEnergy Management SystemSmart LightingAutomatic Palletizing & Depalletizing SystemsMaterial Handling AutomationPicking, Sorting & PositioningProcess Control & OptimizationSmart LightingWarehouse AutomationBuilding Automation & ControlBuilding Energy ManagementWater Utility ManagementMachine Condition MonitoringContinuous Emission Monitoring SystemsBuilding Automation & ControlEnergy Management SystemFleet ManagementMachine Condition MonitoringSmart City OperationsSupply Chain VisibilityTrack & Trace of Assets
FunctionsLogistics & TransportationDiscrete ManufacturingProcess ManufacturingFacility Management
ServicesTrainingHardware Design & Engineering ServicesSoftware Design & Engineering Services

Technology Stack
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Platform as a Service (PaaS)NoneNoneStrongNoneNoneModerate
Application Infrastructure & MiddlewareNoneMinorNoneNoneNoneMinor
Analytics & ModelingNoneNoneMinorMinorNoneNone
Functional ApplicationsNoneMinorMinorNoneNoneModerate
Cybersecurity & PrivacyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Networks & ConnectivityNoneModerateNoneModerateMinorMinor
Processors & Edge IntelligenceNoneMinorMinorMinorNoneStrong
SensorsModerateMinorModerateModerateStrongStrong
Automation & ControlModerateStrongStrongModerateNoneNone
RobotsNoneStrongNoneNoneNoneNone
DronesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
WearablesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
ActuatorsNoneModerateMinorNoneNoneNone
ComponentsNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMinor

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PartnersIntelAMDSamsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI)
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