Well, it’s “Cool Beans” for the folks at Xilinx, because I just heard about the grand opening of a new R&D center in Beijing, China. The official release is as follows:
Xilinx has expanded its footprint in the Asia Pacific region to include an R&D center, consolidating its local sales, marketing, and application engineering operations into a single site. This new 20,000 square-foot site will support local, regional, and multi-national customers.
The new R&D team in Beijing is focused on software-related design activities as part of the company’s Programmable Platforms Development group, a global organization responsible for development and delivery of Xilinx flagship programmable platforms.
Hosted by Xilinx Senior Vice President & Asia Pacific Executive Leader, Vincent Tong, the “New Journey, New Vision” grand opening celebration included more than 100 customers, association officials, professors, media and members of the company’s robust network of ecosystem companies (Xilinx University Program, distribution sales, IP, EDA, authorized training providers, etc.).
Keynote speeches by Xilinx executives complemented VIP guest speakers, including: Meng Xianyuan, Professor at Tsinghua University; Hou Yibin, Vice President of Beijing University of Technology; Shi Guang, Secretary-General of China TD-Forum; Luo Weixiong, Professor and Vice Chairman of China University Contest Experts Committee.
"We’re honored to commemorate the opening of our new Beijing site with so many longtime friends and colleagues here with us today,” said Tong. “As part of its 12th 5-Year Plan China is working hard to become a global R&D hub and to better serve the needs of its population and the global marketplace. We at Xilinx are similarly committed to our goal of being the primary innovation platform for Chinese electronics system designers. To that end, we have embarked on our own multi-year plan that leverages breakthrough technology in programmable systems integration and accelerated design productivity. The combination of Chinese talent and Xilinx technology and support will lead to breakthrough products and technology in the coming years.”
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