Friday, November 2, 2007

Nvidia Expands Chinese Research and Development Facility

Nvidia Corp., a leading designer of graphics processing units (GPUs), on Wednesday said it would expand its research and development (R&D) operations in its centre in Shanghai, China. The R&D center, which designs Nvidia’s products and is located close to manufacturing facilities, will get a significant boost from the expansion.

“Shanghai, especially Zhangjiang, has a rich pool of talent like Silicon Valley and we are proud to work on the best video technologies here now,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia co-founder and chief executive, said during the center’s opening ceremony.

The center is in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Industry Park in Pudong. It covers an area of 5000 square meters with 200 employees now, compared to 800 square meters and 40 workers when it opened in 2005. Within two years, the center is expected to expand to 10 000 square meters, Nvidia said.. It did not provide any investment figures, reports ShanghaiDaily.com web-site.

According to several reports, the aforementioned R&D center designs Nvidia’s products, such as graphics cards and mainboards. Additional workforce in the research and development center will allow Nvidia to speed up or improve development of its products.

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