Eyes Set on Industry 4.0

By Timothy Choy

July 2018 FEATURE
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Penang’s manufacturing landscape is ready to take on the next big thing.Major changes are coming. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the integration of physical and digital technologies, is underway. Within the manufacturing industry, it’s called Industry 4.0 – the use of cyber-physical systems through the likes of automation, robotics and the Internet of Things for producing goods. Daniel Bernbeck, director of the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, considers it to “embody everything in society, changing everything from the type of...

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Timothy Choy

is an economic analyst at Penang Institute. He reminisces the good old days when McD sold popcorn.