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NMC Scientist Bags T-Up Excellence Award

17 Apr 2015

NMC Scientist Bags T-Up Excellence Award

NMC’s scientist, Dr. Meng Yusong, was conferred the T-Up Excellence Award for his exceptional R&D contributions to Psiber Data Pte Ltd, a technology and product development company providing test and measurement solutions for the Communications Infrastructure market.

Dr. Meng was seconded to Psiber Data Pte Ltd as part of the A*STAR GET-Up programme where reseachers are seconded to the industry, to help develop new innovative processes or products, so as to support the SMEs use R&D to grow their business.

During his secondment, Dr. Meng worked on traceable accuracy measurement for Psiber’s handheld network analyzer, WireXpert. With the mathematical models he developed, Dr. Meng helped Psiber Data obtained the U.S. Electronics Testing Laboratory (ETL) certification and contributed to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and ISO standards. This enabled Psiber Data to produce the first instrument in the world capable of certifying 40 Gbps Ethernet copper cabling systems.

After the conclusion of the T-up project, Psiber Data saw an increase in its technical staff from 7 to 13 to support its R&D activities. The company also reported a doubling of sales revenue from S$2.5 million to S$5 million. 

Yusong receiving the award from Minister S. Iswaran, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, at A*STAR SME Day

See press release here