Qualcomm Vietnam Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., on June 18 officially opened a new office in Hanoi as well as an Interoperability Testing laboratory, the company’s first R&D lab in Southeast Asia.
|The ribbon cutting ceremony |
With these new facilities, Qualcomm Technologies further strengthens its commitment to Vietnam and further enables local enterprises to innovate and deliver "Make in Vietnam" products.
Located in the center of Hanoi, Qualcomm Technologies’ new office will provide enhanced support to its partners in business and government. It has an expanded capacity that can house an increased number of engineers and developers, which will help address the growing demand for quality products and services.
|The new Qualcomm office in Hanoi |
The laboratory on the premises will offer state-of-the-art testing capabilities for Qualcomm Technologies’ local OEM partners, which include VinSmart, BKAV, and Viettel, among others, to develop and produce high-quality devices matching international standards. Qualcomm Technologies’s new laboratory system consists of three labs and includes: 1) the RF Lab which supports various development activities including design review and calibrations; 2) the PPT Lab which performs Power, Performance, and Thermal testing to help customers ensure their products sustain the highest level of performance; 3) the Camera Service Lab which offers camera tuning capabilities and basic image quality verification; and 4) the Modem & RF conformance lab which provides pre-cert test for GCF in Europe, and PTCRB in North America catering to local OEMs’ need when they want to expand to oversea markets.
Shortlisted applicants of the recently-launched Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge, an annual event, will receive business and IPR training and also receive access to this lab for product development, further underscoring Qualcomm Technologies’ support in nurturing the local innovation ecosystem.
“Our new office and Interoperability Testing laboratory will not only offer world-class testing and engineering development services to our local OEMs and partners; it will also be a hub for growing local talent and contributing to the enhancement of Vietnam’s workforce in preparation for the digital age. The Lab also reflects our continued commitments towards Vietnam’s ambitions of becoming a regional technology hub,” said ST Liew, vice president, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte., Ltd., and president, Qualcomm Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
|Nam Thieu, senior director of business development, Qualcomm Vietnam Company Limited and Country Manager for Qualcomm Technologies’ business in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia |
Nam Thieu, senior director of business development, Qualcomm Vietnam and country manager for Qualcomm Technologies’ business in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, also shared, “The opening of our new office is the continuation of our growing collaboration with the local tech industry. With the expanded team and facilities, we will be able to explore further opportunities to enable our local OEM partners to innovate and produce ‘Make in Vietnam’ devices that meet global standards.”
Being leaders in wireless technology, Qualcomm companies have worked closely with the Vietnamese mobile ecosystem for many years, having first established an office in Hanoi in 2003 and subsequently in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014. Qualcomm Technologies’ technology, products, and collaboration with Vietnam’s mobile network operators and OEMs have long supported the growth of 2G, 3G, 4G, and soon 5G, products and services.
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When the company connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, its foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G, and 5G smartphone. Qualcomm brings the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the Internet of Things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes licensing business QTL and the vast majority of the group's patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of its engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its QCT semiconductor business.