NXP Semiconductors today launched its research and development (R&D) centre in Singapore.
One of the projects the company intends to focus on with the new facility is developing “Car-to-X detection to increase safe driving” in collaboration with A*STAR (Agency for Science Technology and Research). NXP also said it plans to collaborate with institutes to develop smart environment sensors in buildings to improve energy efficiency.
NXP said it plans to invest more than US$16 million (S$20 million) in the new facility and employ 50 employees.
“As Singapore is an important regional hub, and the headquarters for our APAC operations, it was a strategic decision for us to extend our geographical R&D base here,” said NXP Research’s senior vice president and manager, Hans Rijns, in a media statement issued today. “We plan to recruit the finest R&D talent in Singapore and are excited to closely collaborate with the leading local research and tertiary institutions to significantly accelerate specific research topics that will benefit the local and regional markets in the future.”
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