by CIO Staff

AMD Opens Shanghai R&D Center

Aug 22, 20061 min

Advanced Micro Devices opened an R&D center in Shanghai, where it plans to employ “hundreds” of workers, the company said Tuesday.

Called the Shanghai Research and Development Center, it is AMD’s largest research center outside the United States. AMD’s statement was vague on other details but called it a “multimillion-dollar” facility.

The China-based center will allow the company to work more directly with customers that are based or manufacture locally, AMD said, including its original equipment manufacturer and original design manufacturer customers in the region such as Lenovo Group, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

AMD rival Intel opened a similar R&D facility in April 2004 in Shanghai, where it also operates a large chip-manufacturing plant.

-Steven Schwankert, IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau)

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