SINGAPORE – Jabil is launching its newest Blue Sky Innovation Center in Singapore.

Blue Sky Singapore will testbed advanced manufacturing processes and spearhead Jabil’s research and development efforts in manufacturing technologies to power the development of next-generation electronic products.

The venue is expected to be fully operational by 2020 and will house R&D facilities for additive manufacturing, organic light-emitting diode process development and deployment, and roll-to-roll processing.

It will also connect capabilities from other Blue Sky Innovation Centers in San Jose, CA, Clinton, MA, and Tortosa, Spain, to Singapore.

“Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Centers demonstrate our continuing commitment to helping our customers stay ahead of the curve through both innovation and R&D,” said Erich Hoch, executive vice president and CEO of Jabil Digital Solutions. “Our Blue Sky Centers provide immersive environments to encourage customer collaboration, ideation and rapid prototyping, and set the stage for closer collaboration with industry and university partners to deliver transformative technologies, engineering capabilities and ultimately products that disrupt.”

The Jabil Digital Lab is the first lab to open at Blue Sky Center Singapore. Leveraging technologies such as the Internet of Things and virtual reality/augmented reality, the lab will demonstrate digital solutions to accelerate product design and prototyping, improve manufacturing processes and supply chain management. The lab will also serve as a collaborative space.

By early 2018, Jabil expects to expand to a new facility in Changi North, bringing its total size in Singapore to 354,000 sq. ft. The new facility will house a Class 10,000 cleanroom and focus on semiconductor equipment assembly and testing.

Jabil will also be investing in other advanced manufacturing capabilities, such as 3D printing equipment manufacturing and assembly to capture new growth markets, as well as growing its workforce and creating new roles requiring advanced skillsets over the next few years.

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