The areas of ‘smart life’ and ‘smart industry’ are set to get a boost, as German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and China’s Alibaba Cloud have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support both the fields by helping Chinese enterprises and cities to go through a seamless digital transition.
Infineon, which is an active promoter and practitioner of Industry 4.0, will leverage its own core technology and service advantages in the field of IoT to work together with Alibaba Cloud on its operating system: AliOS Things, and provide technical services. Both companies will further delve into the planning, implementation and security standards of the IoT that will enable SMEs and individuals to deploy and access Alibaba Cloud in an economical and reliable way.
David Poon, VP of power management & multimarket, Infineon Greater China, said: “Sustainable growth in mainland China is one of Infineon’s most important development strategies, and is also our long-term goal in the Chinese market.”
The two companies are also planning to work collectively on e-commerce channels. For this, both will use Alibaba Cloud’s integration capabilities and successful experiences in IoT to create advanced and secure IoT solutions.
This is by no means the only expansion Alibaba has been involved in of late. In addition, the company opened its new data centre in Mumbai in January 2018 that looks after growing demand for cloud services from small and medium-sized Indian enterprises. The company will form a local team of professional consultants to provide service planning, implementation, and after-sales support. The cloud computing arm of Alibaba also opened a data centre in Jakarta, which is the company’s first Indonesian data centre that supports the company’s ongoing commitment to back Indonesia’s government in creating 1,000 startups by 2020.