Friday, March 30, 2012

Qualcomm eyes R&D centre in Singapore

SINGAPORE: US global telecommunications company Qualcomm plans to establish a research and development (R&D) centre for new integrated circuits (ICs) in Singapore.

It will be Qualcomm's first R&D centre outside the US and this will further cement Singapore's position as an international hub for its chipset business.

Qualcomm designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunication products and services.



The Singapore centre will research and design chipset in mobile devices to ensure energy saving power management.

Qualcomm did not disclose its financial commitments for the new R&D centre but it is understood the centre will employ more than 100 professionals.

The company added it aims to tap on local and regional talent for the centre as well as for its existing product test centre in Singapore.

Qualcomm already has a distribution centre that manages the global logistics, an offshore operation centre and a test development centre in Singapore.

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies executive vice-president and general manager Jim Lederer said: "We ship well over a billion chips per year and close to 1.5 billion this year out of this space near the airport.

"It actually breaks down to 600 million chips every day and over a 100 chips every second."

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Source From Channel News Asia

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