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Panasonic opens Vietnam R&D center, partners with academe

Posted: 11 Apr 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Vietnam R&D center? embedded software? software development?

Panasonic Vietnam Co. Ltd has started operations of an R&D subsidiary, Panasonic R&D Center Vietnam Co. Ltd (PRDCV), in Hanoi, Vietnam. With a capital investment of $500,000, the new center widens the number of R&D bases of the global Panasonic Group in the ASEAN region.

PRDCV will run R&D activities relating to digital home appliances and design and development of software and strengthening further development capability in the global market from the ASEAN region.

In a separate announcement, Panasonic and Hanoi University of Technology (HUT) disclosed a partnership for educating embedded software engineers, in which the company will provide a new course at the university. Panasonic and HUT have been working on joint R&D initiatives since September 2006.

The new course aims to provide training for engineers in the area of embedded software. Each year, about 30 undergraduates will be selected for the course through an examination process. Panasonic will dispatch their engineers to the class for management and support and plans to accept the internship for excellent students of the course at PRDCV and other Panasonic Group companies in Japan.

"Through our PRDCV activities, and our collaboration with Hanoi University of Technology, we hope to contribute to higher student achievements. Integrating with other Panasonic Group companies in Vietnam, we also hope to play an important role in the country's R&D activities," said Kazuhiro Tsuga, executive officer of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd in charge of digital network & software technology, and overseas R&D centers.




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