Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Renesas Mobile announces inauguration of its Bangalore R&D centre

BANGALORE, INDIA: Renesas Mobile Corp., a premiersupplier of advanced cellular platforms and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corp., announced the inauguration of its research and development (R&D) centre in Bangalore, India which develops 2G, 3G and 4G modem technologies.

Renesas Mobile held an official opening ceremony today of the office ofRenesas Mobile India Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Mobile, with attendees from the executive team of Renesas Mobile Corporation, including Heikki Tenhunen, senior VP, Jean-Marie Rolland, CTO and executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and Shinichi Yoshioka, senior executive VP and COO.

Renesas Mobile India is a member of the Software Technology Parks of India, and currently has about 230 employees. Renesas Mobile India expects to invest approximately $115 million within five years, which includes personnel and capital costs.

The opening of the R&D centre is an important step for Renesas Mobile, and underlines the opportunities Renesas Electronics and Renesas Mobile Corporation see in India. Renesas Electronics Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, opened a branch office in Bangalore earlier this year to deliver to India the cutting-edge technology that Renesas Electronics offers globally, with the aim of doubling its sales in India to 100 million dollars by FY2012.

Renesas Mobile started operations on December 1, 2010 with the completion of Renesas Electronics acquisition of the Wireless Modem group of Nokia Corporation which provided proven wireless modem technology as well as the world-class R&D teams from the wireless modem group.

“Today Renesas Mobile India is a key R&D centre in wireless modem technology, performing leading edge technology development, as exemplified by the demonstrations in today’s opening ceremony, where VAMOS calls (2G), HSDPA data transfer (3G) and LTE data transfer, were demonstrated with Renesas Mobile Corp. chipsets” said Heikki Tenhunen, senior VP, Renesas Mobile. “In addition to 2G, 3G, and LTE, Renesas Mobile India is performing core technology development within TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE technologies.”

“Renesas Mobile India is contributing in every aspect of product creation from 3GPP standardization, to system design, to implementation and customer support, and is a full-capability R&D centre,” said Allan Frederiksen, MD, Renesas Mobile India Pvt Ltd. “Coming from Wireless Modem group in Nokia, we are proud to continue the development of our world-class technology in Renesas Mobile here in Bangalore.”

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