Singapore – Fujitsu Electronic Devices Group Asia (EDGA) has announced a majority investment in Chengdu West Star Chips Co. Ltd to boost its R&D capabilities in Chengdu, an important city in West China. The alliance is expected to further strengthen Fujitsu's R&D capabilities in China and effectively address its local customers' needs.
As part of expansion plans derived from this investment, West Star has relocated to new premises to accommodate the expected expansion of its R&D team by more than 300 engineers in the next three years. With Fujitsu as a majority shareholder, West Star will engage primarily in research and design development of semiconductor devices for digital audio and video, microcontrollers and analog products.
As an important R&D partner of Fujitsu, West Star will benefit from the injection of Fujitsu's expertise in advanced semiconductor technologies, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and logistics management. It will also be able to capitalize on Fujitsu's existing distribution network. With the collaboration, West Star will continue to enhance Fujitsu's offerings in multimedia imaging technology. In addition, it will also integrate Fujitsu's strong technical experience in microcontrollers and power management ICs.
Taking maximum advantage and synergy of both companies technologies know-how, West Star will eventually develop complete solutions for digital TV, consumer electronics, automotive applications and industrial control.
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