U.S. Qualcomm plans to set up R&D center in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Mar 29, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
telecommunications giant Qualcomm plans to establish a research
and development center for new integrated circuits in Singapore, a
local television channel reported on Thursday.
The Singapore center will research and design chipset in mobile
devices to ensure energy saving power management. Qualcomm did not
disclose its financial commitments for the new research and
development center but it is understood the center will employ
more than 100 professionals.
The center will further cement Singapore's position as an
international hub for the company's chipset business, Channel
Qualcomm already has a distribution center that manages the
global logistics, an offshore operation center and a test
development center in Singapore.
Jim Lederer, Qualcomm's CDMA technologies executive vice
president, said the company shipped "well over a billion chips per
year and close to 1.5 billion this year out of this space near the
"It actually breaks down to 600 million chips every day and
over a 100 chips every second," he said.
Qualcomm is a U.S.-based company that designs, manufactures and
markets digital wireless telecommunication products and services.
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