Motorola Opens R&D Center in Hangzhou, China
New R&D center provides access to Motorola’s comprehensive network technologies, drives innovation and develops talent in China
BEIJING, China – 24 March 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the launch of its Hangzhou R&D Center, the company’s 17th R&D facility in China. The new R&D center is designed to provide Chinese operators with local access to Motorola’s comprehensive network technologies as well as to develop local talent while driving network innovation and the growth of China’s wireless communications industry.
The new R&D center will support both Motorola Networks’ technologies and products, helping to develop, test and launch software and hardware for final integration into commercialized product offerings for customers. It will also provide extensive R&D services for next generation technologies.
“To best meet customer needs and generate high return on investment, China’s operators not only want 3G technologies; they are looking into the opportunities created by other networks and services,” said Simon Leung, regional president, Motorola Asia Pacific. “With the establishment of the new Hangzhou R&D center, Motorola is taking another step towards addressing the specific needs of operators in the China market by developing seamless mobility strategies that will generate new sources of revenue and differentiate service offerings.”
Located in the Binjiang District of Hangzhou’s Hi-tech Industry Development Zone, the Hangzhou R&D Center plans to increase the number of R&D engineers by approximately 10% in China with the opening of this center and expects to hire more over the following two years.
With the close participation and support from the Hangzhou government, Motorola’s new global R&D center will further help transform Hangzhou into a global telecommunications development and innovation hub. Hangzhou’s 85-square-kilometer development zone has already attracted over 2,500 enterprises, and continues to grow. With its world-leading expertise and advanced technologies, Motorola’s new R&D center will help to further drive talent and innovation in the region and beyond.
“Motorola prides itself on innovation,” said Mark Borota, senior vice president and general manager of cellular networks for Motorola Networks, present at today’s opening ceremony. “The Hangzhou R&D Center enhances China’s position in Motorola’s global R&D network. By spanning our research centers across the globe, Motorola is able to work with some of the best scientists and engineers in the world and develop technology solutions adapted to local markets. Our commitment to a global research network and locally-driven innovation has enabled Motorola to take a leadership role in the industry.”
Innovation is at the heart of Motorola. Motorola’s global R&D portfolio of over US$3 billion is aimed at delivering continued commercial value and shaping the future of worldwide telecommunications. With over 25,000 engineers and scientists on the Motorola team, the company has over 21,300 patents, and counting. The company’s first R&D center in China was established in 1993; the Motorola China R&D Institute was founded in 1999.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US$36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.
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