Nordic Semiconductor opens R&D center in Poland at university town of Kraków to further expand its pool of world-class R&D engineering talent
Kraków (pronounced ‘Cracow’ in US English) is Poland’s second largest city and home to three major universities including the AGH University of Science and Technology
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces that it has opened a dedicated R&D center in Kraków, Poland, to further expand its pool of in-house, world-class R&D engineering talent and support its continued rapid growth.
The new R&D center in Kraków (which enjoys direct flights from Norway) will work alongside Nordic’s global R&D headquarters in the Norwegian university town of Trondheim and Nordic's operations in Oslo, both of which have themselves continued to experience significant staff and facilities expansion to keep up with the company’s accelerating growth.
In the latest Program for International Assessment (PISA) survey (2012 and published every three years) organized by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Poland ranked 14th in the world for math, science, and reading literacy skills (see more at PISA), and for science alone ranked top 3 in Europe (with a score of 526), exceeded only by Finland (545) and Estonia (541).
“Nordic Semiconductor has huge expansion ambitions and as a company we need to make sure we are capable of scaling that growth from a talent perspective, to continue to be able develop best-in-class ULP wireless products and design solutions that are typically several years ahead of the competition when launched,” comments Svein-Egil Nielsen, Nordic’s CTO (Chief Technology Officer).
Nielsen adds: “Poland is a large country with a population of 38.5 million people that continuously ranks highly in global surveys of science and technology skills. This makes it an ideal location for us as it means that not only will our new R&D center in Kraków help support Nordic’s R&D operations in Norway today, it will also provide a scalable long-term solution that can grow as the company grows by drawing on a large pool of well-educated and generally highly motivated local talent.”