Siemens to buy Mentor Graphics amid push to digitize factories

By Christopher Alessi and Natascha Divac, Dow Jones Newswires:  Siemens AG’s planned acquisition of automation and industrial software provider Mentor Graphics Corp. is the German giant’s latest play to stay competitive in the race to digitize heavy industry. Siemens on Monday offered $37.25 a share in cash, equivalent to a 21 percent premium on Mentor’s closing share price on Friday, giving the U.S. company an equity value of around $4 billion.Wilsonville, Ore.-based Mentor, which has agreed to the acquisition, sells software and hardware design-automation tools for the development and testing of advanced electronic systems. The company has a field office in Longmont. Mentor’s shares gained 18.3 percent to $36.30 in recent Nasdaq trading on Monday. “It’s a perfect portfolio fit to further expand our digital leadership and set the pace in the industry,” Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser said.   Cont'd...

Sierra Monitor Corporation Bridges BACnet to the Cloud

Facility managers and Industrial OEMs can remotely support devices and improve the facility's comfort, safety and energy efficiency

Largest Ever PACK EXPO Exceeds Highest of Expectations

New records set for exhibitors and total exhibit space.

Allied Motion Named to Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™

Recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America for the second consecutive year

Trillium and NXP join forces to boost auto cybersecurity as IoT takes to the highway

The initiative involves non-invasive in-vehicle testing of Tokyo-based Trillium's SecureCAR software on the next-generation S32K microcontroller (MCU) platform by NXP, the world's leading semiconductor supplier for the automotive industry.

The camera for factory automation

The GigE uEye FA camera series from industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems can withstand anything. The camera housing, lens barrels and connectors fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67, and protect the whole camera system from dirt, dust, water splashes or cleaning agents as well as accidental shifting of the optics. The camera series is available with the proven IDS Software Suite or with GigE Vision.

Arkados Signs with Airfi Networks to Integrate Advanced Cellular Connectivity into Commercial Customer Devices and Systems

Integrated Cellular Communication Platform provides flexible, scalable connectivity for best-in-class Industrial Internet of Things solutions

Xilinx to Showcase Latest Industrial IoT Solutions at SPS IPC Drives 2016

Visit the Xilinx Stand in Hall 4, 249 at SPS IPC Drives 2016, November 22-24, at Nuremberg Messe.

New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit Leads UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing Event in Anaheim on February 7-9, 2017

The three-day educational event will focus on advances in robotics, cobots, automation, sensors, smart devices, Industrial IoT (IIoT), machine learning, and system/software integration, and feature direct access to top industry figures as they share their insights through cutting-edge panels, helpful case studies and informative tours.

Beijer Electronics Launches New "X2 motion" Panel Family

Beijer Electronics is proud to present the new X2 motion panel family with integrated CODESYS motion and control.

PACK Expo - Stäubli robots for sensitive environments introduced at PACK EXPO, end-to-end solutions for sensitive industrial applications.

Medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food, electronics, semiconductors, cleanrooms, laboratories - for all of these challenging industrial environments, Stäubli offers a complete range of dynamic robots. At the same time, the specialist manufacturer is highly efficient in qualifying standard robots for industry-specific requirements.

Samsung SDS releases AI-based smart factory system

Yoon Sung-won for KoreaTimes:  Samsung SDS has launched its artificial intelligence (AI)-based smart factory system service Nexplant, the company said Wednesday. The system integration service affiliate of Samsung Group highlighted that the new service will help clients maximize production efficiency as the AI system analyzes manufacturing problems in real time. "Before the domestic release of the service, we have already drawn high interest from manufacturing businesses in overseas countries including the United States and India," Lee Jae-cheol, smart factory business director and senior vice president of Samsung SDS, said in a statement. "We will expedite business expansion on the global stage." In developing the Nexplant system, Samsung SDS said it has tapped into its expertise in manufacturing process optimization systems that it has accumulated during the last three decades while providing them to plants run by other Samsung affiliates.   Cont'd...

KINGSTAR Launches Open Software Platform for Real-Time, PC-Based Motion Control and Machine Vision in Europe

KINGSTAR eliminates the need for proprietary, hardware and individual solutions for industrial machine automation. Through pre-tested, pre-integrated, and best-of-breed software components, KINGSTAR is the only machine automation platform that provides the freedom and flexibility of 'plug-and-play' choices, reducing cost by up to half while delivering precision performance and quality.

Industrial Revolution 4.0 to be a Boon for Global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Market

Industrial Internet of Things Market is driven by advanced cloud technology, North America leads Industrial Internet of Things Market, IIoT Market is growing due to need for perfect accuracy in industries

FABTECH - IGear, Komatsu and Genesis Systems Group to Showcase Human-to-Machine Real-Time Collaboration at FABTECH 2016

Show Attendees Will Witness Machines Conversing with Supervisors Armed with Apple Watches via SQUEAKS Mobile-First Industrial IoT Messaging Platform

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