The Advanced Electronics Company, a SAMI company, will participate in the IKTVA 2022 Forum and Exhibition, organized by Saudi Aramco from Jan. 24-26. Through its participation, AEC aims to develop the local manufacturing sector, enhance global competitiveness by supporting the diverse economic environment, and help build a prosperous future for the Kingdom.
Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC, said the company’s participation is part of its endeavors to take advantage of the opportunities offered by this significant event in developing the local manufacturing sector, Internet of Things technologies, and artificial intelligence. AEC also aims to contribute to raising the level of global competitiveness by supporting the economic environment and helping to build a prosperous future for the Kingdom.
“AEC is very proud for having won IKTVA’s 2020 Excellence Award in the category of “Best in Saudization” in the manufacturing sector. Winning this award is a recognition of AEC’s efforts in supporting Saudi talents, representing more than 85 percent of the company’s 2,200 employees, including 800 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working in various fields,” Al-Musallam added.
“AEC enjoys a strong and strategic relationship with Saudi Aramco, which enabled the company to widen its horizons in electronic industries, IoT and artificial intelligence. Both companies have previously succeeded in developing the ‘Data Diode’ device, a locally-developed product that can easily be installed, configured and maintained, and which provides utmost safety from cyberattacks and external intrusions. Furthermore, this technology helps bolster trust in the Kingdom’s local capabilities,” the chief executive said.
AEC and Aramco recently entered into a partnership through the Industrial Digital Business initiative under the industrial investment program Aramco Namaat, which aims to complement various digital hubs in Saudi Arabia, maximize local content, contribute to GDP growth, create new jobs, and accelerate digital talent development. The partnership will work to accelerate the digital ecosystem development in the Kingdom and support efforts to enable IoT technologies, computing, communication, robotics, drones, and semiconductors that complement the expansion of the Kingdom’s digital ecosystem.
Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC is a leader in the electronics, technology, and manufacturing industries.
The company designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and products in the defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, security, and energy sectors.