Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Microsoft Expands Its Research Work in China - WSJ.com

A timely snapshot

Microsoft Corp. said it will invest $280 million in a Beijing research and development center, and will double the number of full-time research and development staff in China to 3,000 in three to five years.

During a groundbreaking ceremony for the center on Tuesday, Zhang Ya-Qin, chairman of Microsoft China, said the country is already Microsoft's largest area for research and development outside the U.S.

Microsoft's China R&D Group now has 1,500 full-time staff, and another 1,500 working on a project basis. The center will be completed in 2010.

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On Tuesday, Microsoft also announced that it will invest $147 million over the next five years in South Korea for developing technologies for use in cars and in games.

Microsoft Expands Its Research Work in China - WSJ.com

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