Automation is the Future

By Jeffrey Hardy Quah

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The global automation boom is upon us, and Penang is ready – almost.More than 1.4 million new industrial robots will be in factories around the world by 2019. By 2020 this market is projected to exceed US$350mil.1 The industry is coming of age, and Penang is well positioned to capitalise on it.Penang’s E&E industry remains the bedrock of the state’s economy, contributing to 36.7% of Malaysia’s exports as of January this year. It will remain absolutely crucial in the years...

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Jeffrey Hardy Quah

is a freelance writer and editor.