Intel will invest another $600 mn in Israel to expand R&D and spent $10 bn on a new chip facility. The announcement was made the CEO Pat Gelsinger who elaborated that $400 mn will be invested to turn Mobileye unit headquartered in Jerusalem into an R&D campus for the development of autonomous vehicle driving tech. Balance $200 mn will go into building an R&D center, called IDC12, in the port city of Haifa. Intel’s “mega chip design” facility will create 6,000 jobs.
TCS will help Ericsson to build and operate a Cloud-based R&D digital workplace. The partnership will help Ericsson to enable anytime-anywhere access and automated delivery of the development environment for its global R&D workforce. TCS will also support Ericsson’s globally distributed teams with on-demand, zero-touch, and remote provisioning. It will also launch a 24×7 Command Center at Hyderabad, India, to help Ericsson accelerate R&D efforts.
Chinese govt has said that it plans to increase its annual R&D spending by 7% every year over the next 5 years. The govt is said to increase its expenditure on basic research by 10.6% in 2021 and set up more national labs to focus on the research of next-gen AI, quantum information, brain science, semiconductors, genetic. Other than that it will also support foreign-funded companies to set up R&D centres in China.
Dell will invest $50 mn for the next three years to set up an innovation facility in Singapore with the aim to focus on R&D work in digital transformation tech. Amit Midha, Dell’s president of APJ and global digital cities said, out of the total investment, $23 mn will be invested this year itself. Dell launched a skills programme in Singapore for over 3,000 people to learn new skills in cloud computing, data protection, data science, and big data analytics.
Microsoft is building the right cloud infrastructure for enterprises across the globe using its R&D centres in India. The centres are driving three areas of research — right Cloud infrastructure, productivity for enterprises and education, and collaboration and productivity. On Thursday, it has announced the launch of a new centre in the NCR, third after Bengaluru and Hyderabad. This will be Microsofts first R&D centre on the gaming business in India.
Quick Heal Technologies appointed Sanjay Agrawal and Bibhuti Kar as CPO and Head of R&D respectively, in its bid to strengthen R&D leadership team. With the new appointment Quick Heal intent to accelerate product innovation and expansion of next-gen enterprise security solutions under the “Seqrite” brand. Sanjay, in his new role, will be responsible for driving the product’s vision and strategy. While Bibhuti will drive the development.