IBM's solution portfolio ranges from super computers, software and services, including consulting services, to financing. In teams located around the world and in cooperation with around 100,000 business partners, IBM assists customers of a wide range of sizes with projects that go beyond national borders, while at the same time developing customised solutions which can be financed flexibly. With a company structure organised around core competences, IBM has a clear position in the market and simultaneously underlines its identity as a globally integrated company with a long-term and sustainable growth model. Flexibility, security, speed, efficiency and customer focus are all decisive factors for the IT infrastructure in competitive companies. The IT system must be dynamic, flexible and adaptable. Cloud computing is a solution already seen as the key IT strategy by more than 35 % of CIOs. With cloud computing, the IT system can be provided as a service in a virtual environment and the real net output ratio of the IT system can be reduced. Costs are only incurred for the actual use of the services, which stand out due to their high level of scalability and operating convenience. There are significant potential savings: up to 50% of the traditional IT budget. Cloud users no longer have to invest in basic infrastructure, platforms or applications, which are used inefficiently in most cases. Cloud computing provides IT services which can be used, shared and flexibly scaled in real time via data networks instead of local computers. The resources come from the metaphorical cloud. Cloud users can therefore access a multilayered IT infrastructure without having to provide this locally: new applications can be used without needing to install and maintain the software on each of the company's computers. IBM focuses on cloud solutions for companies (B2B) and supports them as a partner on the route to the cloud. Basic new strategic IT concepts are developed and change processes are initiated and accompanied. Companies can therefore become more competitive and master the current challenges of globalisation. Market researchers predict a great future for cloud computing.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Intel’s products and technologies are at the heart of computing and communication solutions that have become essential parts of businesses, homes and schools around the world; and are being used to tackle some of the world's most complex problems - in areas that include education, healthcare, economic development, or environmental sustainability. The company’s products include microprocessors, chipsets, other semiconductor products and software which are integral to computers, servers and infrastructure powering the Cloud, as well as innovation around the Internet of Things to include ultra-mobile devices and connected intelligent systems for smart cars, retail or energy. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with net revenues of US$ 9.73 billion in 2011. Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions by leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. Product Segments and Served Markets ST focuses its product strategy on sense and power technologies, automotive products, and embedded-processing solutions. The Sense and Power segment encompasses MEMS and sensors, power discrete, and advanced analog products. The Automotive portfolio covers all key application areas from powertrain and safety to car body and infotainment. The Embedded Processing Solutions include microcontrollers, digital consumer and imaging products, application processors and digital ASICs. ST products are found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's lives. The Company’s world-class products and technologies serve to: - deliver compelling multimedia experiences to consumers anytime, anywhere – in the home, in the car, and on the go; - increase energy efficiency all along the energy chain, from power generation to distribution and consumption; - provide all aspects of data security and protection; - and contribute to helping people live longer and better by enabling emerging healthcare and wellness applications. World Leadership ST is among the world leaders in many different fields, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet printheads, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for portable and consumer devices, MPEG decoders and smartcard chips, automotive integrated circuits, computer peripherals and wireless.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 7,200 employees. Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. World-class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.
Established in 1918 and headquartered in Taipei, Tatung Company is the Company that best represents Taiwan by media’s choice. From its inception, Tatung has abided by its founding values of “Integrity, Honesty, Industry, and Frugality” and has evolved into a conglomerate from its substantial heritage. The Company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) under the trading code of 2371. Tatung Company holds 3 business groups, which include 7 business units such as Industrial Appliance BU, Wire & Cable BU, Motor BU, Advanced Electronics BU, Electronics & Appliances BU, New Energy BU, and ICT & Energy Solutions BU. To sustain strong and long-term growth, Tatung focuses particularly on the development of advanced technologies and global network of operation. With its overseas branches expanding into Europe, America, China, Asia, Tatung is in a solid position to deliver products more efficiently and render customer services more effectively. Specializing in serving branded customers on a global basis, Tatung offers customers tremendous advantages on cost, speed, and seamless backend support to stay ahead in today's dynamic business world.
For over twenty years, industrial systems integrators have relied on Moxa products in major device networking installations all over the world. Working with a network of certified distributors, Moxa offers world-class industrial networking products to systems integrators and value-added resellers in over 60 countries. Clients place great trust in Moxa's business and environmental practices, which are backed by ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certification. Moxa was established in 1987 and has offices in Europe, the United States, China, and Taiwan.
The Glen Dimplex Group was founded in Ireland in 1973, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of electrically-operated heating systems. Its subsidiary, Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH, based in Kulmbach, is one of the leading suppliers of electrical residential heating appliances and systems. The company holds a leading position in Germany, especially in the heat pump sector. In its Kulmbach factory, the Dimplex division – with a current workforce of some 850 employees – produces innovative and environmentally friendly heat pump systems for utilising ground water, the ground and the outside air as heat sources. Dimplex has been at the cutting edge of sophisticated heat pump technology for more than 30 years, with the unmistakable “Made in Germany” mark of quality. The international DACH/EHPS seal of approval guarantees that Dimplex heat pumps meet the highest quality and energy efficiency criteria. However, Dimplex also sets its own high quality assurance standards. The Dimplex test laboratory for heat pumps was among the first in Germany to be certified by the VDE (German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies). A uniform quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and an environmental management system according to the international standard DIN EN ISO 14001 round off this high degree of quality assurance. In 2009, Dimplex entered the domestic ventilation market as a further step on its way to becoming a complete systems provider for renewable energy solutions. In doing so, Dimplex is consistently responding to the growing requirement for controlled ventilation technology as a whole, and committing itself to meeting the increasing demand for comprehensive system solutions. Close networking within the Dimplex group of companies means that an excellent network of contacts, experience and references, as well as a highly innovative research team, is always on call. For more details visit: www.glendimplex.de
The Controls subgroup, with a good 2,600 employees in the German headquarters Wangen and Nuremberg and the subsidiaries in Namyslow and Wroclaw/Poland, Milan/Italy, Nanjing and Quindao/China, Naperville/USA and Queretaro/Mexico strive to develop and manufacture products of the highest quality and energy efficiency. Outstanding engineering competence and a worldwide production volume of more than 80,000 electronic systems a day form the basis required for meeting this self-imposed standard. In all subsidiaries, consequent environmental and process management assures the best possible balance between industrial manufacturing and a sustainable treatment of nature and environment.
With meters for water, thermal energy, gas and electricity, system engineering, Smart Metering and energy services, Diehl Metering supplies the complete process chain from meter to billing. Our entire product spectrum is optimized for automatic meter reading (AMR). Our development has focused on the communication capability of our meters and innovative reading technologies for many years. We can supply the complete Smart Metering infrastructure from one source if required. Our tailor-made and future-orientated system solutions meet our customers’ individual needs. We take the legislative requirements as well as specific national and market features into account. Our many years of project experience, open system architecture and sound reputation guarantee investment security. Diehl Metering produces more than 6.5 million meters and 4.5 million radio modules a year for our international customers in the water, heat, cooling, gas and electricity supply. We help energy utilities all over the world to optimize processes, cut costs and operate ecologically and sustainably.
In the field of photovoltaics, the enterprise has been developing and manufacturing solar inverters and communication devices for the market of renewable energies under the brand name of PLATINUM® since 2004. PLATINUM® appliances enjoy an excellent reputation. The secrets of their success are the facts that the products are designed for top efficiency and manufactured and tested with technologies second to none in the market. Their innovation and market leadership in the field of power drives of up to 2 kW – every year, the enterprise produces more than 2 million traction converters alone – make Diehl Controls a reliable long-term partner in the market of photovoltaics.
Innovations for the world market Its “smart solutions“ make emz a trend-setter among component manufacturers Established in 1948, for more than 60 years now, emz has been developing and producing innovative components for the household appliance industry, control systems for domestic engineering and refuse recording systems for environmental engineering. With its current headcount of approximately 800 and with its sites in Nabburg (D – headquarters), Zangenstein (D), Černošín (CZ), Querétaro (MEX) and Nanjing (CN), emz is a global player. Idea generator for our customers Development is the cornerstone of emz’s success. Never before has the company “pipeline“ contained so many new developments as today, ranging from optimization of existing components down to the development of complex complete products as are offered by emz for disposal engineering. Special competence is available in the field of control systems ensuring optimum control of the energy supply in domestic engineering. Thus, by providing control for thermal storage heaters, emz in turn provides intelligence for these energy storage available. The emz controls ensure: - storage of ecological energy when it is available - distribution of ecological energy depending on priority - utilization of ecological energy depending on requirement In the field of regenerative energies, emz controllers are, moreover, ground-breaking for thermosolar plants. Optimizing the pump runtimes and substantially reducing boiler recharge helps to save energy and to utilize the available and expected solar radiation in the best possible way, permitting energy savings of 15 %. By offering product families such as the “smartSol“, emz intends to contribute towards creating the modern “smart home“. emz’s developments aim at optimizing the interaction between regenerative energies such as sun on the one hand and conventional energy sources such as oil or gas on the other hand, so that the conventional energy sources are used only exceptionally. In addition to developing a variety of specific products, emz also cooperates at a fundamental level. This includes sporadic, comprehensive cooperations with universities and institutes. The MoDino project has just been completed, which provides, in cooperation with Regensburg University, new and user-friendly interfaces for controllers used in domestic engineering. Such cooperations are to make sure that emz also remains a front runner, technically speaking, in the future. Because this is the only way the company from Nabburg can uphold what it claims to be in its mission statement: “Idea generator for our customers.” For more details visit: www.emz-hanauer.de
As a family-run company, ads-tec is developer and provider of high quality and long-term marketable Industrial IT Systems and High Performance Battery & Storage Systems. More than 30 years of expert knowledge in system development are characteristic for ads-tec’s systems of 100% inhouse production. As a medium-sized company, ads-tec employs about 240 associates at three sites in Germany. The headquaters in Leinfelden-Echterdingen near Stuttgart and the site at Ostfildern-Ruit are complemented with an additional location of fabrication at Wilsdruff near Dresden, which was opened in 2009. The source of ads-tec’s various evolutions is the capacity of 100% inhouse development. ads-tec offers many proven Industrial IT solutions for industrial assignments. The rugged Industrial PCs from ads-tec – Tablet PC, Touch Panel PC und Stacker Terminal – as well as components for Industrial WLAN, Firewall & Router are 100% made in Germany. The Remote Service Cloud Big-LinX® allows easy and secure Remote Diagnosis and Maintenance of machinery and plants. Custom Products from ads-tec are advanced applications for medical engineering developed and fabricated from one source. ads-tec is member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, Intel® Technology Provider Platinum Partner and Windows Embedded Gold Partner. Within the business unit Energy Storage ads-tec develops and delivers high-performance lithium-ion battery & storage systems. ads-tec’s expert knowledge in lithium-ion batteries includes the modules of the Storage Block Battery and Rack Battery including the Battery Management System (BMS) as well as the Rack Controller and Scalable Storage Systems to complete Container solutions. ads-tec is general member and founding member of the competence network for li-ion batteries KliB e.V. and is also part of many excellence clusters supported by the federal government for the development of new storage systems for mobile and stationary use of renewable energies.
4-noks s.r.l. designs and develops systems based on ZigBee technology for monitoring, controlling and saving energy. We provide our customers with innovative environmentally-friendly solutions that enable dramatic energy efficiency improvements for commercial, residential and industrial applications. Our main objective is to control the energetic parameters in order to adapt strategies that keep unchanged the comfort and safety in living and working environments by saving energy and therefore costs. 4-noks is led by a skilled and experienced team that have one goal: always offer the best in terms of technology, processes and quality in order to guarantee an excellent service to our customers.
WAGO is the worldwide leader in spring pressure connection technology designed to eliminate loose wires as a result of vibration and temperature cycling, as well as provide a highly reliable, corrosion resistant, and maintenance-free connection. Our complete line of spring pressure connection products include DIN rail mount terminal blocks, chassis mount terminal blocks, PCB mount terminal blocks, relays, signal conditioners, power supplies, surge suppressors, the WAGO I/O SYSTEM and more.