NEC sets up research lab in Singapore

Japanese information technology giant NEC Corp has established a new research centre here called NEC Laboratories Singapore (NLS).

Staff at the research centre, launched yesterday, will work on the latest safety and big data technologies to provide social infrastructure solutions to global markets. The centre will conduct joint research with local government agencies, organisations and businesses.

NEC said its research includes the development and testing of solutions that use advanced NEC technologies, such as data mining technologies, image analysis and audio analysis technologies, to tackle infrastructure challenges here and worldwide. It added that it will focus on areas such as safety, big data, security and smart energy.

Singapore Economic Development Board chairman Leo Yip said: “We are glad that NEC has chosen Singapore to develop cutting-edge research in analytics and cybersecurity, as these are also growth areas that we have identified for Singapore.”

The research centre is part of NEC Asia Pacific, the firm’s Singapore-based regional headquarters at HarbourFront Centre. This is NEC’s fifth research centre. Others include Central Research Laboratories (Japan) and NEC Laboratories America.

Speaking at a media briefing, NEC president Nobuhiro Endo said: “The NLS aims to accelerate the time-to-market of new technologies that help contribute to the resolution of a broad range of business and social concerns.”

Sectors: Electronics, Electronics & IT Technologies, Security Related Software, and Technology
Countries: Asia Pacific, Singapore, and South East Asia
Topics: Innovation, Product Development, and R&D
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