Huawei in R&D collaboration with Singapore's A*STAR I2R and ETPL to develop and commercialise advanced infocomm technologies

Singapore, 7 January 2011 - The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) and Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), both units of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have entered into a research and development (R&D) agreement with Huawei to co-develop new areas of infocomm technologies in Singapore.

A signing ceremony was held on 6 January 2011 to formalise the R&D collaboration. Under the agreement, I²R and ETPL will work with Huawei on a number of technology-focused R&D activities that promise to have strategic, tactical or commercial potential for global markets and the infocomm industry in Singapore in the near future.

Dr. Li Ying Tao, President of Central R&D Unit, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd said: “In order to meet the needs of our customers, we focus on a strategy of continuous customer-centric innovation. The goal of Huawei’s R&D is to deliver timely solutions for anticipated and actual customer needs by developing innovations in technologies, products, solutions and services.

With this collaboration, we look forward to continuously working with I2R and ETPL to develop innovative products, services, and technologies that help our customers to support the growth of new services and promote sustainable development of the infocomm industry.”

Prof Lye Kin Mun, Executive Director from I²R commented that "We are fully committed to work hand-in-hand with our industry partners to develop innovative solutions to enhance their competitiveness in global markets. Hence, we are extremely delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with Huawei to collaborate in R&D of leading edge infocomm technologies. This is an important R&D collaboration between Huawei and A*STAR, marking another significant milestone in public-private partnership. We are confident that this will be the beginning of many fruitful joint projects in the future.”

Philip Lim, CEO of Exploit Technologies said, “Exploit Technologies is pleased to have Huawei as a member of our innovative and forward-looking family of licensees. We see this as a strategic relationship to complement Huawei’s research and development capabilities with A*STAR’s pool of industry-relevant intellectual property.”

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Huawei is a leading telecoms solutions provider serving 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world’s population. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers.

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About Institute for Infocomm Research

The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R - pronounced as i-squared-r) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) family. Established in 2002, our mission is to be the globally preferred source of innovations in `Interactive Secured Information, Content and Services Anytime Anywhere’ through research by passionate people dedicated to Singapore’s economic success.
I²R performs R&D in information, communications and media (ICM) to develop holistic solutions across the ICM value chain. Our research capabilities are in information technology and science, wireless and optical communications, and interactive digital media.
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About Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd

Exploit Technologies is the strategic marketing and commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Its mission is to support A*STAR in transforming the economy through commercialising R&D. Exploit Technologies enhances the research output of A*STAR scientists by translating their inventions into marketable products or processes. Through licensing deals and spinoffs with industry partners, Exploit Technologies is a key driver of technology transfer in Singapore. It actively engages industry leaders and players to commercialise A*STAR's technologies and capabilities, bridging the gap from Mind to Market. Exploit Technologies’ charter is to identify, protect and exploit promising intellectual property (IP) created by A*STAR’s research institutes.

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About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. A*STAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and nine consortia & centre, which are located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, as well as their immediate vicinity.
A*STAR supports Singapore's key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry. It also supports extramural research in the universities, hospitals, research centres, and with other local and international partners.

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Published: 07 Jan 2011

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