Renesas Mobile Inaugurates Bangalore R&D Center for 3G

Renesas Mobile Corporation has announced the inauguration of its R&D centre in Bangalore, India which develops 2G, 3G and 4G modem technologies.


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.


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 Corporation chipsets”, said Heikki Tenhunen, SVP, Renesas Mobile Corporation. In addition to 2G, 3G, and LTE, Renesas Mobile India is performing core technology development within TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE technologies”.


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


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