Riyadh, January 30, 2023: SAMI Advanced Electronics Company, a SAMI company, is set to participate in Saudi Aramco’s iktva 2023 Forum and Exhibition, which will take place from 30 January - 2 February 2023 at Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam. Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, the event will serve as a platform for SAMI-AEC to promote some of its most ground-breaking products and services.
During the four-day event, SAMI-AEC will showcase its Data Diode, a locally-developed hardware technology that establishes a one-way secure data transfer across critical networks to protect organizational data from unauthorized exposure, cyber risks, and malware damages that may impact the National Critical Infrastructure. This product is the outcome of a license agreement with Aramco, which has also partnered with SAMI-AEC through its Namaat industrial investment program for greater local content, GDP growth, and digital talent and ecosystem development throughout the Kingdom.
SAMI-AEC will also be showcasing its diverse smart city product line that include Smart Site Safety Solutions (4S), which utilize advanced IoT and artificial intelligence applications to ensure improved workplace safety for Aramco site staff and employees.
Also featured is SAMI-AEC’s Smart Parking (MAWQFI) solution, which allows users to locate, book, and pay for parking spots through an all-in-one MAWQFI mobile application, as well as its Smart Fire Solution, designed to prevent fire-related injuries, fatalities, and financial loss through an immediate hazard detection system. Furthermore, the company will promote its manufacturing capabilities, with extensive range of products that have served the military and industrial industries for decades.
Commenting on the company’s iktva participation and sponsorship role, Eng. Ziad Al Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC, said: “We eagerly look forward to exhibiting the very best our company has to offer at this year’s iktva Exhibition & Forum. This event aims to develop Saudi Arabia’s local manufacturing sector and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, enhance its economic diversification and competitiveness, and build a more prosperous future for the Kingdom. We thank our long-standing partner ARAMCO for providing such a vital platform for the Kingdom’s multifaceted digital ecosystem at such a critical time for the nation under Vision 2030.”
Established in Riyadh in 1988, SAMI-AEC is a leading electronics, technology, engineering and manufacturing enterprise that designs, develops, services and maintains advanced, high-tech products and systems in the Defense and Aerospace, ICT, Energy and Security sectors. The company employs more than 2,600 people, 85 percent of whom are highly qualified Saudi men and women, with more than 800 engineers and certified resources in various fields of knowledge and expertise.
RIYADH, 24 Jan. – Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, the Chief Executive Officer of SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of (SAMI), inaugurated the new electronics laboratory at the College of Computer and Information Sciences. Dr. Yazid Al Al-Sheikh, Vice Rector for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research at KSU, and other university officials were present at the event.
Eng. Musallam expressed his pride in the new lab, which comes as part of SAMI-AEC’s effort to promote young Saudi talent with the skills needed to achieve excellence and enter the labor market with confident capability. The lab aims to train future Saudi scientists in electronics and technology science.
The inauguration was part of Eng. Musallam’s visit to King Saud University, where he honored the winners of the Best Graduation Project Award in the Colleges of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering – Electrical for the school year 2022-23.
Musallam said that SAMI-AEC’s sponsorship of the students’ award comes out of its commitment to its role of fostering national manpower. The sponsorship continues the 24 years of support the company has been offering to talented Saudi students.
“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Best Graduation Project Award at King Saud University,” he said. “The award is part of our efforts to foster competitive spirit among young Saudis, motivate them to seek knowledge, and help them achieve the highest levels of scientific and academic excellence in their country and the world.”
Musallam added that the award recognizes the best projects that the students create to offer innovations that add to scientific research, offering viable solutions that benefit the community and the nation.
Congratulating the winners, Dr. Al Al-Sheikh said, “Today, we celebrate a group of students who made us proud with their competence and ambition and who presented us with ideas that we believe will add to our university’s and our country’s impressive track record of research and innovation.”
Al Al-Sheikh also expressed happiness with SAMI-AEC’s sponsorship of the award, which gives a strong incentive for students to research, innovate, and design impressive projects that contribute to the development of the nation.
“We value the company’s support and thank them for their efforts to help our students,” he said. “SAMI-AEC’s award sets an example in the Kingdom for adding to the role of our university in offering quality education, scientific research and entrepreneurship, by qualifying its graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to become future leaders. I would also like to thank Dr. Salman bin Wahf, the Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science; Dr. May Al-Zamil, Assistant Professor at the college and head of its public relations, for their efforts to set up this event.”
Information Technology students Manal Alwayeli, Manar Alabdulkarim, Amjad Alhuwaymil, Najd Albahely, and Luluah Aloudah won the top spot for their project, an application that helps children with amblyopia practice their therapeutic exercises in a fun way, with supervision by Eng. Arwa Al-Tamim. Second place went to students Maha Albarrak, Areeb Alabdulkarim, Aseel Albassam, Sadeer Awad, and Sarah Alamri of the Computer Science Department, for an edutainment application designed to teach children the principles of saving and investment using artificial intelligence, with supervision by Eng. Tahani Al-Manea. Third place was awarded to Abdullah Albrethen, Khalid Bader Alharbi, and Mohammed Abdullah Alswayed of the Information Systems Department for the design of a hand rehabilitation system using a hand exoskeleton, supervised by Prof. Ghulam Ahmed.
SAMI-AEC is a strategic partner of the Best Graduation Project Award at KSU’s Faculties of Computer Science and Information Technology, Engineering, and the latter’s Electrical Engineering Department. SAMI-AEC has been sponsoring the award for the past 24 years for several academic specialties. The sponsorship has culminated in many pioneering projects that were highly successful thanks to the company’s constant efforts to help talented Saudis grow and succeed
RIYADH, 15 December, 2022– SAMI Advanced Electronics Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of (SAMI), has been appraised as CMMI Level 5 from the CMMI Institute. The CMMI Institute, as a part of ISACA, is a global organization that designates standards which helps organizations streamline process improvement and encourage productive, efficient behaviors that decrease risks and helps them consistently develop better products and services.
The appraisal reiterates SAMI-AEC’s commitment to consistently measure up to globally recognized standards in terms of continuous improvement and resiliency to meet clients’ needs. Thanks to its thorough efforts to enhance its capabilities and achieve its share of Vision 2030’s targets, SAMI-AEC has now become the first Saudi company ever to receive the recognition.
“Receiving such high acclaim is a testament to the excellent capabilities that SAMI-AEC possesses in high-tech systems, software and hardware development,” said Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, the CEO of SAMI-AEC. “CMMI Level 5 appraisal is guaranteed to enrich our distinguished track record across the industries we operate in and strengthen our competitive edge, which will boost clients’ confidence in our ability to meet their various requirements. This achievement truly underlines the efforts of our staff, who have consistently exceeded expectations in taking the company’s performance to the next level and strengthening local content, as intended by Vision 2030.”
CMMI appraisals quantify a company’s product and service development, establishment and acquisition capabilities in terms of meeting deadlines, staying on budget, and developing quality products and services in an efficient and productive manner, resulting in overall higher customer satisfaction. Obtaining such recognition extends a strategic advantage to companies, confirming their adoption and implementation of the best practices in product and service development. Level 5 is the highest possible maturity level in CMMI, enabling organizations to continuously evolve, adapt and grow to meet the needs of stakeholders and customers.
Participation to bolster company’s presence in ICT, Digital, IoT, and Cybersecurity
DUBAI, 05 October, 2022 – SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC)is set to participate in GITEX GLOBAL 2022.. The annual technology fair, which has run for over four decades, will be held this year at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 10th to the 14th of October.
For its 18th year at GITEX, SAMI-AEC looks forward to strengthening its reputation as a leading Saudi purveyor of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Internet of Things (IoT), managed cloud services, cybersecurity, and other digital solutions.
“We are delighted to participate in this event, which will showcase some of the most groundbreaking and influential technologies in the region,” said Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC. “GITEX GLOBAL is an invaluable opportunity for participants and attendees from around the world to gain direct access to the latest and greatest innovations in telecommunications, information technology, cybersecurity, and digital innovations, along with SAMI-AEC’s tech and digital capabilities and solutions.”
Eng. Al-Musallam stressed the vital role that SAMI-AEC plays in supporting achievement of the Vision 2030 objectives through localization and digitalization and accelerating tech and trade growth, while maintaining levels of job localization.
He also highlighted that the company has successfully delivered more than 1,500 projects to date thanks to its Aligned Integrated Methodology (AIM), applied throughout both project planning and management. SAMI-AEC, he pointed out, was also the first Saudi company ever to become CMMI- Level-5 certified.
At this year’s GITEX GLOBAL, SAMI-AEC is expected to showcase many of its advanced products, such as its smart parking system, smart city solutions, manpower management systems, and fire detection systems, as well as the latest IoT, cloud, managed services solutions, Cyber-Range, data diode, Security Operations Center (SOC as a Service), and its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system. In addition, the company will also display its project development and management capabilities, as well as it fast-tracks medical check solutions.
Established in Riyadh in 1988, SAMI-AEC is a leading electronics, technology, and manufacturing enterprise that designs, develops, services, and maintains advanced, high-tech products and systems in the Defense and Aerospace, ICT, Energy and Security sectors. The company employs more than 2,200 people, 85 percent of whom are highly qualified Saudi men and women, with more than 800 engineers and certified resources in various fields of knowledge and expertise.
Organized by GACA, the event discusses sustainability, innovation, and growth
Riyadh, 8 May 2022: Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), one of Saudi Arabia’s leading electronics and information technology companies and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAMI, will feature prominently at this year’s inaugural Future Aviation Forum (FAF). Held by the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), the event is set to take place in Riyadh from the 9th to the 11th of May.
Three key topics are expected to be discussed throughout the event, namely sustainability, innovation, and growth.
AEC will be showcasing its latest products and innovations, such anti-drone defense systems, data diode, and cyber range lines. AEC will also feature its manufacturing, service, maintenance, and support capabilities, alongside many other advanced telecommunications and IT innovations.
AEC’s presence at the Future Aviation Forum highlights its strategic role as a key enabler of manufacturing localization to meet national demands and Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation goals.
“Our participation in FAF comes as part of our efforts to maintain strong ties with leading global aviation corporations. We are delighted to be at such a prestigious global event, which aims to accomplish a key Vision 2030 objective – unleashing unprecedented investment opportunities,” said Mr. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of AEC. “We also aim to fully utilize Saudi Arabia’s strategic location between Asia, Africa, and Europe, which perfectly qualifies it to become a global logistics and aviation hub. We at AEC are greatly interested in such events, as they offer an invaluable opportunity to showcase the Kingdom’s advanced technologies and innovative products.”
“This interaction with global corporations,” Al-Musallam explained, “provides us with an equally important opportunity to build broader, deeper relationships with stakeholders on the regional and global levels, not to mention the ability to probe future industry trends. This allows us to build an effective system that enables us to realize our full potential through the efforts of our local talents and bring world-class technology to the national domain.”
FAF is set to bring together some of the global civil aviation industry’s leading figures, from top decision-makers to CEOs and investors. The three-day event will feature over 120 speakers and 40 panel discussions that aim to shed light on the industry’s future as a whole.
Established in Riyadh in 1988, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) has built a name for itself as a leader in Saudi Arabia’s defense industry. The company designs, builds, services, and repairs advanced defense, avionics, telecommunications, IT, security, and energy systems with the efforts of 2,200 employees, over 84 percent of whom are Saudis, including more than 900 engineers of both genders.
RIYADH – Advanced Electronics Company, one of the leading electronics and information technology companies in Saudi Arabia and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAMI, announced Wednesday, 30th March 2022, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco and Yokogawa during the Future of Semiconductors Forum held in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. The MoU will help accelerate the enablement of AEC to localize the fabrication of semiconductors and manufacturing of digital products.
The signed MoU aims to contribute to increasing the added-value of manufacturing localization to the national GDP. It will also increase the self-reliance of the local industry and help mitigate the current challenges associated with semiconductors’ global supply-chain by localizing and transferring technology to the Kingdom.
Mr. Ziad Al-Musallam, President & CEO of AEC, emphasized that the company is focusing its efforts on developing the latest technologies, and aiming to support local content, noting that the ongoing partnership with Saudi Aramco represents a milestone in the company's progress at the local, regional and international levels.
He added that the cooperation with Yokogawa also represents an opportunity to localize advanced technologies related to fabrication of semiconductors and manufacturing of integrated circuits. Explaining that AEC aims to contribute to increasing local content, empowering national cadres and competencies, and creating job opportunities in line with Vision 2030’s localization goals.
“National cadres constitute more than 84% of the total employees at AEC, including 900 highly skilled engineers; our commitment to empowering national competencies in developing and manufacturing products and solutions is part of AEC’s goals to be achieved in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030” said Mr. Al-Musallam.
Mr. Nabil Al Nuaim, Vice President of Digital Transformation in Saudi Aramco said, “Strengthening the collaboration between Advanced Electronics Company, a local entity, and Yokogawa, a well-known international company, in the area of semiconductors will foster innovation and complement the supply chain ecosystem in the digital technology sector in kingdom".
Mr. Ahmad Al-Abdrabbuh Senior EVP and Board Director of Yokogawa Saudi Arabia said,” In support of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, we are proud to collaborate with Saudi Aramco and AEC in the first of its kind introduction and deployment of the semiconductor manufacturing system “MinimalFab” out of Japan, enabling innovation, knowledge sharing, and industrial development in the Kingdom and the region. This is in addition to the close collaboration in the area of digital equipment manufacturing among other transformative digital technologies”.
AEC was established in 1988 in Riyadh, and is a leading company in developing, engineering, manufacturing and maintaining advanced systems, products, and solutions in the Defense & Aerospace, ICT, Security, and Energy & Utilities sectors.