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Thailand National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

NECTEC
Industry Electronics
Founded September 16, 1986
Headquarters

112 Phahonyothin Road, Klong Neung, Klong Luang District, Pathumthani 12120

Tel: 662-564-6900
Website

Thailand's National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) is a statutory government organization under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology. Its main responsibilities are to undertake, support, and promote the development of electronic, computing, telecommunication, and information technologies through research and development activities. NECTEC also disseminates and transfers such technologies for contribution to the economic growth and social development in the country, following the National Economic and Social Development Plan.

History

NECTEC was founded by the Thailand Ministry on Science, Technology and Energy on 16 September 1986. It was converted into a national centre specializing in electronics hardware and software in under National Science and Technology Development Agency. It was deemed as a new agency following the enactment of the Science and Technology Development Act of 1991. Since that time, it has been contributing in various sectors of life of the thai people including traffic, data collection, printing and many others.[1]

Mission

NECTEC contributes to the development of Thailand's capability in electronics and computer technologies through: [2]

  1. Research, development, design and engineering
  2. Technology transfer to industries and communities
  3. Human resource development
  4. Policy research and industrial intelligence and knowledge infrastructure

Departments

  • Optical and Quantum Communication Lab
  • Intelligent Devices and Systems Research Unit
  • Green Testing Development Lab
  • Nano-Electronics and MEMS lab
  • Photonics Technology lab
  • Information Technology Management Division
  • Human Language Technology
  • Open Source Software LAb
  • Organization and Strategic Planning and Evaluation Division.
  • Human Resource and Organization Development Section
  • Strategic Program Management Section
  • Policy Research Division
  • Public Relations Section
  • R&D Services and support Section
  • Platform Technology Program Management Division
  • Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Institute
  • Information Security Infrastructure and Services
  • Embedded Systems Technology Lab
  • Industrial control and Automation Lab
  • Software Engineering Lab
  • Integrated Circuits Design Section

Products

  • TVIS is an automatic system that reports traffic information in Bangkok.[3]
  • Ya&You: It is the application for searching and providing the knowledge of medicine and health information to promote the use of drugs and healthcare properly.[4]
  • Traffy bSafe for Android is a free application where users can download to make a complaint and report dangerous driving behaviour of public transportation such as vans and buses.[5]
  • tangmoChecker: It is an application for checking the ripeness of watermelons[6]
  • NVIS: It is an automatic system that reads out loud online news for a user.[7]
  • FFC: Family Folder Collector: The purpose of this application is for healthcare personnel to collect household information when going out to the village for data collection.[8]
  • Smart Sensor:A prototyping platform for Android application and Smart Sensor Device communicate via Bluetooth.[9]
  • Drift:This application monitors user's activity during the day. It classifies user's activity into sleeping (phone is not with user), resting (phone is with user while doing no or minimal activity, walking (user is walking), or driving (user is taking transportion).[10]
  • Floodsign:FloodSign is a tool that used to report flooding stain level for Thailand flooding situation in 2011.[11]

Impact

NECTEC mostly has a positive impact on the Thai society. It has used the concept of Green Technology in the field of printing.[12] They have led to the foundation of Thailand Organic & Printed Electronics Innovation Centre (Topic). NECTEC along with public and private sectors have researched the technical feasibility of using organic electronics in printing ink. They have successfully developed graphene-based conductive ink in 2011. That ink has 5 times more conductivity than a typical ink. It is also cheap, contains no contamination and is suitable for various applications. It has also developed a software called "Size-Thai"[13] that uses 3-D body scan to measure the average height, weight, hips etc. for thai people. This makes Thailand the second nation in Asia to use such a software after Japan.[14] It is expected to reduce wastage and help garment retailers to curtail their losses. It also has business applications like "virtual-try on" and "made to measure".

See also

References

External links

  • National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

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