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TriQuint opens international HQ in Singapore

Posted: 13 Apr 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. recently opened the TriQuint International Pte. Ltd, its new international headquarters in Singapore.

The facility will be the focal point for most international customers, suppliers and manufacturing partners.

Located at the Changi Business Park and close to Singapore's Changi International Airport, the new facility offers dedicated resources in a wide variety of areas ranging from customer service to supply chain management.

TriQuint opening

(L-R) Singapore EDB's Chong Joon Woon and TriQuint's Glen Riley cut the ribbon at the opening of TriQuint's new Singapore office.

Ralph Quinsey, president and CEO at TriQuint said the company's business outside the United States currently contributes about 70 percent of its annual revenueand bulk of that comes from Asia. Quinsey added that with Asia's appetite for new technologies, particularly in the field of mobile communications, the region definitely presents a lot of opportunities for business growth. TriQuint forecasts that by 2016 over 10 billion mobile connected devices will be in placeexceeding the world's population.

"We are pleased that TriQuint is establishing their international office in Singapore. This facility is testimony to Singapore's competitiveness as a preferred location for companies worldwide to gain supply chain efficiencies," said Chong Joon Woon, director for electronics, Singapore Economic Development Board,

Glen Riley, vice-president and managing director at TriQuint, explained that they specifically choose Singapore as their central hub due to the country's proximity to TriQuint's key clients, quality of the work force, soundness of legal financial and export systems, and secure provisions for IP protection.

Riley also added that the company is looking into expanding its staff complement and will soon be hiring locally for key positions. In terms of product development, TriQuint is likewise open to collaborations with local companies for R&D projects starting 2015.

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