Silicon Cloud International yesterday (1 April 2015) announced that its second cloud centre in Singapore has been supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) research and design (R&D) in the republic since March 2015.
According to the company, the cloud centre has been providing the infrastructure and framework needed for IoT node designs.
IoT devices have a very large spectrum of use with significant country-specific applications. The design of IoT nodes requires extensive use of analog, mixed signal, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and multi-physics tools. Silicon Cloud International is thus planning to offer an end-to-end, seamless design platform for IoT node designs.
In September 2014, the company launched a pilot programme for cloud-based semiconductor design with 11 universities in Singapore, the UAE, and Malaysia. The resulting semiconductor platform offered simplicity, low development cost, and a wide range of applications for small- to medium-sized companies and developing countries. A pilot release of the IoT design enablement platform is scheduled for April 2015.
Silicon Cloud International's cloud centre was established with funds from SPRING Singapore's Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme and equipment from Cisco. The centre's cloud hardware is hosted in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
According to Professor Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provostat SUTD, the university will be using Silicon Cloud International's platform in the cloud centre for their IoT R&D, with application to healthcare and Smart Nation systems.
He said: "The innovation possibilities brought about by the platform are infinite. It can be used to improve lighting and water management, as well as for monitoring, security and traffic control. It can also be used to breakthrough bio-sensors and probes technologies that support the development of an integrated healthcare system for remote health monitoring, making healthcare more timely, accurate and affordable."
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