Advantech, the world’s leading brand in intelligent systems (stock symbol: 2395), is working to strengthen its partnership with Tokyo Electron Device Ltd. (TED; 2760 (TYO)) in striving to promote edge computing. With the aim of transforming the conventional business approach of dealing in single-unit embedded hardware to focus on AIoT solutions, Advantech and TED are cooperatively developing and promoting IoT edge computing solutions linked with Microsoft Azure.
Advantech and TED have previously collaborated as
partners in the embedded hardware business. Currently, Advantech is seeking to
further expand its market share in Japan, while TED is seeking to bolster its sales
in embedded hardware, design services, and AIoT solutions featuring Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.
For the first round of efforts to promote edge computing, collaborative research is being conducted on the Plant Visualization Kit, which will streamline operations by visualizing the status of plant devices through linking Advantech’s Tower Light Sensor, Edge Intelligence Server Series, and WISE-PaaS/EdgeSense together with Microsoft Azure. Considerations are being made to launch this kit in the future, and verification tests are planned to commence at the headquarters of Aval Nagasaki Corporation, a consolidated TED subsidiary.