Renesas to expand design capability in Vietnam
Renesas Technology Corp. has decided to establish a building in Ho Chi Minh City to expand its development and design capability for its Vietnam design subsidiary, Renesas Design Viet Nam Co. Ltd (RVC). With the approval for an increase in capital by the Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing Zone Authority, the company will start the construction of the new building once a construction permit is issued. The operations in the ew building will begin in September 2007.
Renesas has been actively expanding and enhancing its global development and design operations. The company currently operates a number of facilities outside of Japan, including Beijing and Suzhou in China, and one each in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Rennes, France; Penang, Malaysia; London, United Kingdom; Dusseldorf, Germany; and San Jose, United States and outsources design work to companies in India.
RVC was created in October 2004 as one of the main centers for developing sophisticated multi-function SoCs with a high level of design capability. Approximately 100 engineers currently work at RVC, developing and designing SoC hardware and software for mobile, automotive and digital consumer applications. The number of engineers at RVC is expected to increase to 500 by 2008.