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Intel R&D/Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today, Intel’s European research & development network, Intel Labs Europe, consists of 23 labs employing more than 1000 R&D professionals.
BUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 8, 2010 – Intel announced the opening of the Intel Romania Software Development Center today. The Intel Romania Software Development Center represents a multi-million Euro investment for the Intel Software and Services Group. Software innovations from the center’s R&D work will help enable new and exciting consumer usages. Some recent examples of this type of Intel software innovation include the Intel® AppUpSM Center and Intel’s leadership in the MeeGo project. Intel is also launching a new program to enable Intel® Atom™ Processor based tablets running Google Android software.
The Intel Romania Software Development Center will focus on software solutions needed to create the best possible user experiences on a variety of Intel architecture based smart devices including smart phones and other common devices like smart TVs or in-vehicle infotainment systems. The center will initially conduct R&D for the MeeGo open source platform which provides great flexibility for smart devices and software developers.
“Intel has a long standing history in microprocessor development and manufacturing. In transforming Intel into to a computing company we need the best software talent to deliver on our vision,” said Renée James, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software and Services Group. “Romania is an ideal location for software engineering talent due to a rich university environment, and close proximity to customers and ecosystem partners.”
The Intel Romania Software Development Center will employ about two dozen software R&D professionals initially and is expected to grow its workforce to about three to four times that number as the site expands in development diversity. The new center’s R&D professionals will continue in the tradition of open source software developments and release the new findings to the open source community in order to foster further improvements and early use of new technology.