Keysight Partners Singapore University Of Technology And Design To Advance Research In Electronic Measurement

06 Dec 2017

Signs MOU and Opens New Measurement Technologies Lab to Accelerate Innovation in Advance Manufacturing, Data Analytics and IoT Security

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for research collaboration and opened the new Measurement Technologies Laboratory. Keysight donated S$8 million worth of cutting-edge equipment to the lab, coupled with another S$2 million in research grants to accelerate research and development (R&D) in the domains of advance manufacturing, data analytics and IoT security. 

Guest-of-Honour, Mr S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) witnessed the MOU signing between Mr Gooi Soon Chai, President of Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group and Senior Vice president, Keysight Technologies Inc., and Professor Thomas Magnanti, SUTD President, at a ceremony held in SUTD.

Minister Iswaran also officially opened the new Measurement Technologies Laboratory, which is equipped with Keysight’s latest solutions and technologies.

Mr Gooi said: “Today’s convergence of technology domains and the explosion of electronic content everywhere is driving the entire industrial eco-system into a whole new dimension. Organisations are facing tremendous pressure to keep up with the accelerating pace and complexity of today’s advancements. Keysight, as the world’s leader in electronic measurement, is collaborating with SUTD, with its multi-disciplinary research talents, to reimagine innovation that will help the world’s organisations today face these challenges and deliver their products and services, faster, better and safer.”
The collaboration with Keysight is part of SUTD’s strategy in partnering industry partners to drive research and innovations that contribute to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives.
SUTD’s President, Professor Thomas Magnanti, said: “We are very pleased to collaborate with Keysight, not only in research but also to set up this new Measurement Technologies Lab. Such an industry-academia collaboration is mutually beneficial as through research, new innovations in measurement and testing will arise. Meanwhile, the Lab gives our students, faculty and researchers access to state-of-the-art testing and measurement technology, which will enhance their industry relevant knowledge and skills, to become technically grounded innovators who can help create a better world through technology and design.”
At the Lab, researchers will leverage Keysight’s latest state-of-the-art equipment and software solutions, and tap on the company’s global technology and industry expertise as they work on three major R&D projects for Smart Factories of tomorrow (also known as Industry 4.0). These projects, incorporating the latest developments in security, Big Data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT), will:

  • address the diminishing test access of printed circuit boards (PCB) and advance the development of fault detection and fault isolation;

  • harvest Industry 4.0 manufacturing big data, develop advanced predictive and machine learning algorithms, and advance anomaly detection and identification; and, 

  • strengthen the cyber-physical security of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and systems against malicious threat.

These projects will translate into better quality products, smarter utilisation of resources, improved efficiency, productivity and security.   

Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “The establishment of the Measurement Technologies Lab brings Singapore another step forward in our ambition for Advanced Manufacturing. As the pace of digitalisation continues to accelerate, this partnership between Keysight and SUTD will not only help transform and optimise manufacturing operations, but also pave the way for Singapore to innovate and export Advanced Manufacturing capabilities to the world.”
Singapore is a key strategic operational site for Keysight. Apart from being the company’s global centre for high value business services and regional centre for sales, marketing and customer support, Keysight Singapore is also one of the company’s centre of innovation for Advance Manufacturing, Data Analytics and IoT Security. This collaborative research with SUTD is part of Keysight’s continuing focus on innovation as well as aligned with the research priorities of industries worldwide.

“As the world's leading technology company with solutions for advanced technology sectors, Keysight has always taken an active role in supporting and contributing to research communities worldwide,” said Mr Gooi. “Our culture of innovation spanning nearly 80 years drives us to create and reimagine innovation with a strong forward focus. We are excited by the opportunities and the positive impacts that our collaboration with SUTD will generate for Singapore and around the world.”


Gooi Soon Chai, President, Electronic Industrial Solutions Group
President, Keysight Technologies Singapore & Malaysia
Senior Vice-president, Keysight Technologies Inc. 

Professor Thomas L. Magnanti, President, SUTD