Wednesday, March 12, 2008
MIMOS launches two centres of excellence [Malaysia]
Malaysia's applied research agency MIMOS has launched two Centres of Excellence, following a tie up with multinational technology companies, Cisco Malaysia and Agilent Technologies.The two centres -- Cisco's Asian Centre of Excellence in Networking (ACENT) and Agilent Technologies' Centre of Excellence in Measurement Technologies in Asia (CEMTA) – are in MIMOS at Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) and provide networking technologies and test and measurement technologies.
MIMOS president and chief executive officer Dato' Abdul Wahab said, "The Centres of Excellence will be the platform to showcase MIMOS as the National Technology Innovation Centre. It will be the catalyst in capability building particularly in developing domain experts. "This is in line with our mission to promote and license MIMOS technologies or Intellectual Property (IP) and to work with multinational companies to draw FDI and DDI into Malaysia. The two centres are demo and training centres for the Asian region." Cisco Malaysia public sector sales director Abdul Aziz Ali agreed: “We, at Cisco, believe that ACENT will open up the opportunity for the country to continuously identify current and future network technology needs and contribute to the country’s agenda of increasing the pool of technology and research-based human capital capable of competing on the global stage."The second centre, CEMTA provides training in test and measurement equipment and proof-of-concepts for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia and the Asian region.