Shanghai, China and Houghton, Michigan –– June 20, 2016 SITRI, the innovation center for accelerating the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things, and the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems, an IEEE constituency which aims at promoting interdisciplinary research and education in the field of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and oversees all CPS related activities within IEEE, today announced the signing of a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for ongoing collaboration and cooperation in developing new technologies to power the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market.

The MOU joins the industry leadership role of the IEEE with the technology commercialization and new business incubation model of SITRI to collaborate on addressing the new opportunities to accelerate the development of IoT technologies and applications, and through this partnership to jointly develop IEEE standards in the CPS area.

“Cyber-Physical Systems” refer to all aspects of systems where intelligent feedback and control connect embedded computing systems with the physical environment. Involving data analytics, machine learning, and real-time intelligent control, CPS is a multi-disciplinary approach to the challenges faced by the rapid increase in scale and complexity, close interactions of machine to physical environment, and significant uncertainties in raw sensor readings. As such, it applies to all major areas of sensor-based systems including medical devices and prosthetics; smart city, smart home, and smart community; wearable devices; connected autonomous vehicles, and more.

“The IEEE organization is recognized in China and throughout the world as the premier professional society for the electronics age,” said Charles Yang, President of SITRI. “Through this partnership, SITRI and IEEE TC-CPS will research and develop the standards needed to enable the promise of IoT to be realized.”

“SITRI is recognized as a leader not only in the commercialization of ‘More than Moore’ technologies and solutions, but also an important global player in building the IoT ecosystem,” said Prof. Shiyan Hu, Chair of IEEE TC-CPS, “Developing the standards that will allow these complex ecosystems to flourish needs and close alignment across the industry, and SITRI’s role in forging and building these industry alliances is crucial to this process. It is a great opportunity for SITRI and IEEE TC-CPS to build the strategic partnership for close collaboration.”

SITRI also sponsors the Sensors and IoT Industry Association (SIA), a technology innovation alliance formed with the guidance of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information. Work on proposed industry standards that come out of this partnership will be coordinated with SIA members to gain industry momentum, a critical step for the formation of MIIT-endorsed standards within China.

About SITRI: SITRI (Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute) is an innovation center established to accelerate the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things. As a global organization, SITRI offers its partners and customers a comprehensive solution offering – from funding, IP and ecosystem development to engineering services, marketing research, manufacturing resources and China market access – to help them more quickly move their ideas from concept to commercialization. For more information, visit

About IEEE-CPS: IEEE TC-CPS (IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems) is a technical committee promoting interdisciplinary research and education in the field of CPS. The mission of TC-CPS is to (1) promote CPS research efforts, (2) develop CPS educational activities, (3) create CPS-related IEEE standards, (4) grow CPS industrial partnership, and (5) connect CPS community. For more information, visit

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