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Huawei will build chip R&D center right next to ARM HQ in Cambridge

Huawei has been investing in Research and Development project for years and the company has decided to push its research on semiconductor even further by establishing a new research facility in the UK.

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According to Thefinancialtimes, Huawei is planning to build a 400-person chip research and development center outside Cambridge, in the UK’s silicon chip industry, 15-minutes drive from to headquarters of ARM.

Huawei has chosen Sawston village, about seven miles from Cambridge to develop chips for broadband networks. Last week, its executives unveiled its plans to transform a derelict facility to a resident in the hall of a secondary school.



“We had negotiated the purchase of a 550-acre site that used to belong to Spicers, a stationery business that dates to 1796, for £37.5m last year”, Henk Koopmans, the chief executive of Huawei Technologies R&D UK.

The whole structure will be operational by 2021, would create up to 400 jobs, Huawei executives told the residents.

Also, the Chinese telecom giant plans to build a series of buildings, some up to 25m tall, including one on stilts where old warehouses and a sugar beet storage facility currently stand.

The company urged residents at the meeting to name their price for their support. Huawei said it could easily fund a new medical center, bus stop or whatever they wanted on an unused part of the site.

Huawei’s this decision gonna make a positive impact in its semiconductor division and the company said it may also develop Artificial Intelligence program in the same facility.



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