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Participation to bolster company’s presence in ICT, Digital, IoT, and Cybersecurity
DUBAI, 05 October, 2022 – SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC)is set to participate in GITEX GLOBAL 2022.. The annual technology fair, which has run for over four decades, will be held this year at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 10th to the 14th of October.
For its 18th year at GITEX, SAMI-AEC looks forward to strengthening its reputation as a leading Saudi purveyor of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Internet of Things (IoT), managed cloud services, cybersecurity, and other digital solutions.
“We are delighted to participate in this event, which will showcase some of the most groundbreaking and influential technologies in the region,” said Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC. “GITEX GLOBAL is an invaluable opportunity for participants and attendees from around the world to gain direct access to the latest and greatest innovations in telecommunications, information technology, cybersecurity, and digital innovations, along with SAMI-AEC’s tech and digital capabilities and solutions.”
Eng. Al-Musallam stressed the vital role that SAMI-AEC plays in supporting achievement of the Vision 2030 objectives through localization and digitalization and accelerating tech and trade growth, while maintaining levels of job localization.
He also highlighted that the company has successfully delivered more than 1,500 projects to date thanks to its Aligned Integrated Methodology (AIM), applied throughout both project planning and management. SAMI-AEC, he pointed out, was also the first Saudi company ever to become CMMI- Level-5 certified.
At this year’s GITEX GLOBAL, SAMI-AEC is expected to showcase many of its advanced products, such as its smart parking system, smart city solutions, manpower management systems, and fire detection systems, as well as the latest IoT, cloud, managed services solutions, Cyber-Range, data diode, Security Operations Center (SOC as a Service), and its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system. In addition, the company will also display its project development and management capabilities, as well as it fast-tracks medical check solutions.
Established in Riyadh in 1988, SAMI-AEC is a leading electronics, technology, and manufacturing enterprise that designs, develops, services, and maintains advanced, high-tech products and systems in the Defense and Aerospace, ICT, Energy and Security sectors. The company employs more than 2,200 people, 85 percent of whom are highly qualified Saudi men and women, with more than 800 engineers and certified resources in various fields of knowledge and expertise.
Organized by GACA, the event discusses sustainability, innovation, and growth
Riyadh, 8 May 2022: Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), one of Saudi Arabia’s leading electronics and information technology companies and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAMI, will feature prominently at this year’s inaugural Future Aviation Forum (FAF). Held by the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), the event is set to take place in Riyadh from the 9th to the 11th of May.
Three key topics are expected to be discussed throughout the event, namely sustainability, innovation, and growth.
AEC will be showcasing its latest products and innovations, such anti-drone defense systems, data diode, and cyber range lines. AEC will also feature its manufacturing, service, maintenance, and support capabilities, alongside many other advanced telecommunications and IT innovations.
AEC’s presence at the Future Aviation Forum highlights its strategic role as a key enabler of manufacturing localization to meet national demands and Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation goals.
“Our participation in FAF comes as part of our efforts to maintain strong ties with leading global aviation corporations. We are delighted to be at such a prestigious global event, which aims to accomplish a key Vision 2030 objective – unleashing unprecedented investment opportunities,” said Mr. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC. “We also aim to fully utilize Saudi Arabia’s strategic location between Asia, Africa, and Europe, which perfectly qualifies it to become a global logistics and aviation hub. We at AEC are greatly interested in such events, as they offer an invaluable opportunity to showcase the Kingdom’s advanced technologies and innovative products.”
“This interaction with global corporations,” Al-Musallam explained, “provides us with an equally important opportunity to build broader, deeper relationships with stakeholders on the regional and global levels, not to mention the ability to probe future industry trends. This allows us to build an effective system that enables us to realize our full potential through the efforts of our local talents and bring world-class technology to the national domain.”
FAF is set to bring together some of the global civil aviation industry’s leading figures, from top decision-makers to CEOs and investors. The three-day event will feature over 120 speakers and 40 panel discussions that aim to shed light on the industry’s future as a whole.
Established in Riyadh in 1988, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) has built a name for itself as a leader in Saudi Arabia’s defense industry. The company designs, builds, services, and repairs advanced defense, avionics, telecommunications, IT, security, and energy systems with the efforts of 2,200 employees, over 84 percent of whom are Saudis, including more than 900 engineers of both genders.
RIYADH – Advanced Electronics Company, one of the leading electronics and information technology companies in Saudi Arabia and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAMI, announced Wednesday, 30th March 2022, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco and Yokogawa during the Future of Semiconductors Forum held in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. The MoU will help accelerate the enablement of AEC to localize the fabrication of semiconductors and manufacturing of digital products.
The signed MoU aims to contribute to increasing the added-value of manufacturing localization to the national GDP. It will also increase the self-reliance of the local industry and help mitigate the current challenges associated with semiconductors’ global supply-chain by localizing and transferring technology to the Kingdom.
Mr. Ziad Al-Musallam, President & CEO of AEC, emphasized that the company is focusing its efforts on developing the latest technologies, and aiming to support local content, noting that the ongoing partnership with Saudi Aramco represents a milestone in the company's progress at the local, regional and international levels.
He added that the cooperation with Yokogawa also represents an opportunity to localize advanced technologies related to fabrication of semiconductors and manufacturing of integrated circuits. Explaining that AEC aims to contribute to increasing local content, empowering national cadres and competencies, and creating job opportunities in line with Vision 2030’s localization goals.
“National cadres constitute more than 84% of the total employees at AEC, including 900 highly skilled engineers; our commitment to empowering national competencies in developing and manufacturing products and solutions is part of AEC’s goals to be achieved in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030” said Mr. Al-Musallam.
Mr. Nabil Al Nuaim, Vice President of Digital Transformation in Saudi Aramco said, “Strengthening the collaboration between Advanced Electronics Company, a local entity, and Yokogawa, a well-known international company, in the area of semiconductors will foster innovation and complement the supply chain ecosystem in the digital technology sector in kingdom".
Mr. Ahmad Al-Abdrabbuh Senior EVP and Board Director of Yokogawa Saudi Arabia said,” In support of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, we are proud to collaborate with Saudi Aramco and AEC in the first of its kind introduction and deployment of the semiconductor manufacturing system “MinimalFab” out of Japan, enabling innovation, knowledge sharing, and industrial development in the Kingdom and the region. This is in addition to the close collaboration in the area of digital equipment manufacturing among other transformative digital technologies”.
AEC was established in 1988 in Riyadh, and is a leading company in developing, engineering, manufacturing and maintaining advanced systems, products, and solutions in the Defense & Aerospace, ICT, Security, and Energy & Utilities sectors.