Advanced Micro Devices has set up a new subsidiary–AMD (China), based in the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing–to manage the company's investments in China, including its recently announced AMD Technologies (China) and operations in Hong Kong.
The new setup in China is expected to boost the chipmaker's research and development efforts, production and sales there offering services such as training, engineering support, systems integration and software development. The new AMD facility, which will occupy approximately 35,000 square feet and is expected to be in operation and volume production in the fourth quarter of this year. Approximately 300 employees are expected to be hired locally to staff the facility.
AMD recently began offering 64-bit computing to the Chinese market and earlier this year announced investments worth $100 million to expand testing and manufacturing facilities in the country. The company also reportedly plans to open branch offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.