The leading Japanese broadbased electronics engineering conglomerate Toshiba has announced plans to increase the number of R&D personnel at its facilities outside Japan by 750 people by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2014. The release stresses on the importance of India, both for hiring engineers and also to design products for Indian market.
The placement created by Toshiba is in software development for social infrastructure and product development for emerging economies, and to support Toshiba's global expansion through strategies for "total storage innovation" and "total energy innovation", key initiatives in the mid-term business plan the company announced in May. The new hires will account for about 70% of Toshiba's increased R&D headcount in the period to FY2014. So the placements are more in software, energy and cloud computing.
Toshiba says it gives central place to promoting total storage innovation–businesses related to Big Data and cloud solutions and services–and total energy innovation–businesses related to power supply and the realization of the Smart Community concept. Toshiba is channeling resources to reinforcing its capabilities in both business areas, including R&D.
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Toshiba says it expects to see some 400 additional R&D personnel in its facilities outside of Japan, including those in India, supporting accelerated development of infrastructure for cloud-based platforms and other areas related to total storage innovation by FY2014.
The release further states the number of R&D personnel working outside Japan to support total energy innovation is expected to grow by about 300 people by the end of FY2014. As it increases the headcount, Toshiba will also promote closer cooperation with the R&D divisions of Westinghouse and Landis+Gyr, toward establishing a global R&D system.
The number of researchers engaged in basic research will also be increased, by approximately 50, adds Toshiba.
On creating IP overseas, Toshiba said it will reinforce its intellectual property strategy by increasing the ratio of overseas patent applications from the current 50% of all applications to 70% in FY2014.
Toshiba has embedded software development center in Bangalore. To know more on Toshiba India visit www.toshiba-india.com and www.toshiba-tesi.com/.