Wistron, Purdue University Signed a Cutting-edge Technology Research Plan


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Wistron Corporation announced signing a cutting-edge technology research plan with Purdue University. Both will cooperate on open edge computing and smart manufacturing related applications, while jointly developing decentralized processing systems that can be used in smart factory management platforms.

Wistron and Purdue University started cooperation negotiations in 2021. After in-depth discussions on the direction and implementation of the research plan, a consensus was reached in mid-2022, and a master agreement in cooperation was signed afterwards. Wistron and Purdue will formulate substantive research subjects under this framework. Wistron will invest in R&D and talents in the next three years to jointly promote research for the next generation edge computing platform with Purdue University.

Simon Lin, Chairman of Wistron, said: "Wistron always devotes to promoting advanced technology research, and has continuously collaborated with the best global universities, experts, and scholars. This research collaboration with Purdue University shows that Wistron’s continuous growth stems from not only the R&D transformation inside the company but from also working with excellent institutes and talents in and outside Taiwan, making breakthroughs in technologies, accelerating digital transformation, and building technological competitiveness. Through research collaboration, Wistron can expand its reach in the United States, participate in technology alliances, and access the latest information in the industry."

Dr. Mung Chiang (Purdue University President-Elect, formerly John A Edwardson Dean of College of Engineering) is the project director of this cooperation program. He states: " We are excited about the new research collaboration between Purdue and Wistron, one of the largest tech companies in the world on the edge of innovation today. We thank Wistron’s chairman, Simon Lin, for his visionary leadership in making this collaboration a reality. These research projects will accelerate our joint effort in advanced manufacturing, cyber security and edge computing.”

According to Wistron, the results of this research plan will contribute to the development of Wistron's new businesses in the future, and a R&D team will be established by recruiting local professional talents. Furthermore, Wistron will support talents expected to contribute to society as well as technology development by offering scholarships to two or three Taiwanese students studying at Purdue to join the research projects.

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