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Foxconn taps Siemens AI to build digital factories

Foxconn taps Siemens AI to build digital factories

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By Nick Flaherty



Siemens and Foxconn have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to define standards for the digital factory of the future and manufacturing processes.

Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, making iPhones and electric vehicles. The smart manufacturing deal with Siemens focuses on standardising global manufacturing processes in electronics, information and communications technology as well as electric vehicles (EV).

This will make use of the technology in the Siemens Xcelerator eco-system, including digital twin and AI technologies for factory automation  The areas of collaboration include electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and contract design and manufacturing service (CDMS) for electric vehicles.

Both companies will explore initiatives to work towards the factory of the future by implementing the Siemens factory automation portfolio and industrial software to optimise Foxconn’s engineering and manufacturing workflows.

The collaboration aims to use the Siemens technical expertise to reduce energy use and carbon emissions through a transparent monitoring processes.

“We believe in the power of ecosystems to drive digital and sustainability transformation and scale technology. Our partnership underscores our commitment to shape the future of electronics manufacturing. We will support customers with greater efficiency and speed due to optimized engineering and manufacturing workflows,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens.

Young Liu, Chairman and CEO of Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) said: “Foxconn is transforming into a platform solutions provider for smart manufacturing, smart EV, and smart city. Joining forces with Siemens accelerates our digital transformation journey and opens up new possibilities for innovation and sustainability.”

“Electronics are the backbone of modern society, powering consumer goods to EVs and e-mobility solutions.  Therefore, we are very proud to intensify our collaboration with Foxconn”, said Cedrik Neike, CEO of Digital Industries and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens. “With Siemens’ domain know-how and leading portfolio in factory automation and software, we will accelerate the transformation of the electronics manufacturing industry and support Foxconn to achieve its sustainability targets.” 

Dr. Zhe Shi, Foxconn’s Chief Digital Officer and head of its Smart Manufacturing platform, added: “Siemens is a leader in providing digital transformation solutions. Our deepening collaboration to build the ‘factory of the future’ in the AI era will enable us to provide topflight manufacturing service to all our customers.” 

www.siemens.com; www.foxconn.com

 

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