Motorola (MOT) has inaugurated its R&D complex in Wangjing, Beijing.
The complex covers 92,000 square meters, and has been built in collaboration with the Chaoyang District Government of Beijing, and Zhongguancun Electronic Zone Construction Company. It consists of one 16-floor office tower, three low-rise R&D buildings and one lab building and will accommodate more than 3,000 Motorola employees, including 2,000 R&D engineers.
The inauguration of the complex coincides with Motorola's twentieth anniversary in China. Early in 1993, Motorola took initiative to establish its first R&D facility in China: The Global Software Group China, which was also the first of its kind built by multinationals in China. Up to present, the company has invested US$800 million in R&D, building R&D centers and labs in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu and Hangzhou and employing more than 3,000 R&D staff.
Focusing on advanced environment-conscious materials, software, mobile devices and solutions, Motorola China Research and Development Institute has become one of the major R&D hubs of Motorola worldwide and the largest of its kind established by multinational corporations in China.