Partner Spotlight: News from Intel, Schneider Electric, Ooredoo, Qualcomm, Siemens, and IBM


Intel's Yogitech acquisition: ensuring functional safety for self-driving cars, IoT
Council Associate Partner Intel has announced it has bought Yogitech, a small Italian company that specializes in functional safety for semiconductors. Yogitech will become a part of Intel's IoT division and its technology will be used to help Intel further ensure its products and developments are trouble-free.

IBM collaborates with SAP on cloud and cognitive computing
Council Lead Partner IBM will collaborate with SAP on projects such as cognitive computing extensions, deployments for specific industry customers involving hybrid and on-premises installations involving SAP's HANA  operating on IBM Power systems. Among other collaborations, the companies will work on developing digital transformation roadmaps for industries.

Schneider Electric offers web-based security management solution
Lead Partner Schneider Electric has introduced AccessXpert, a new, fully web-based security management solution. Based on open-protocol support, AccessXpert simplifies and streamlines security management for today's busy security staff. The new solution leverages secure, cloud-based technologies to provide building owners, managers and security personnel with anywhere, anytime mobile access to video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control and other systems.

Ooredoo to provide next-gen ICT solutions for Qatar Railway Company
Qatar Railway Company has signed a MoU with Lead Partner Ooredoo for a collaboration framework to develop next-generation ICT solutions for the design, construction and operation of the Qatar Rail Development Programme (QRDP). Qatar Rail is leading the development of one of the world's largest rail projects.

Qualcomm signs on wireless EV charging development
Lead Partner Qualcomm and global engineering and consultancy firm Ricardo have entered into a wireless electric vehicle charging  technology license agreement. Ricardo, which has expertise in powertrain and vehicle engineering, has licensed Qualcomm Halo™ technology to commercialize wireless charging systems for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Two UK cities projects for Siemens: saving energy and clean air
Associate Partner Siemens has begun working on projects in two of the UK's largest cities. The company is upgrading 500 sets of 'wait indicator' signals at crossings with LED lights to reduce energy costs. In Birmingham, Siemens is using its technology to collect data on vehicle emissions as part of a program to discourage the use of the most heavily-polluting vehicles.