Samsung Electronics Korea has given the go-ahead to the conversion of its research and development (R&D) base in Noida, India into a global R&D centre, the fifth in the world.
Samsung’s spokesperson Ruchika Batra, while confirming the upgradation of the Indian R&D centre into a global base, said “the centre has done so well that last year, we started exporting products developed here”.
Now the fifth global Samsung R&D centre (and the third in Asia), the 25-person Noida base is currently taking on 15 new development projects and will be expanding its manpower base by employing 100 more research engineers in the next couple of months. The company’s four other global research bases have already been established in China, Thailand, Hungary, and Mexico. Though company officials declined to reveal what new products were being researched at the Noida base, they said the categories into which they fell in the panel display division were color televisions, projection systems, color monitors, LCD monitors, and plasma technology visual units. The Noida base will also soon have an exclusive R&D team dedicated to the development of white goods and other home appliances specifically for the Indian market. (Financial Express)
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