Accelerating in Asia

Motorola has announced the opening of two new Research and Design centres in its key Asian markets of India and Taiwan. The centres are located in Bangalore and Taipei and, according to Motorola, ‘represent a significant commitment to technology development in Asia and Pacific markets.’

The new R&D centre in Bangalore brings under one roof the research and development capabilities of Motorola’s Core Networks Division and Embedded Communications Computing, both part of Motorola Networks.

The centre’s focus will be to work on new telecom switching technologies and products across CDMA and GSM/UMTS networks, as well as develop products for a new class of computer, the communications server. Encompassing over 117,000 square feet, the centre is the second largest Motorola R&D facility in India.

Motorola’s first R&D facility in India was launched in 1991 in Bangalore. Hyderabad is the location of two additional Motorola R&D sites for Embedded Communications Computing and Global Software Group.

The Taiwan Technology Centre is Motorola’s second R&D centre in Taiwan and will operate at the company’s Shin Dian Plant in Taipei. The centre will focus on developing Motorola’s broadband and wireless initiatives including Ultra Wide Band wireless solutions.

“The Taiwan Technology Centre is a vital link to the overall development of Motorola’s Connected Home solutions which are tailored to customer needs in the region,” commented Simon Leung, regional president of Motorola Asia Pacific. “As the market for digital video and wireless technologies continues to grow, this R&D centre will ensure Motorola remains on the cutting edge of both development and delivery of these solutions.”