facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Microsoft to expand R&D center in Russia

Nov. 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Microsoft says it will expand its research and development center at Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center, often referred to as the country's "Silicon Valley."

Microsoft launched the center, focused on developing software solutions for medium- and large-scale businesses, last May.

The expansion of the R&D center at the innovation complex in Moscow will also allow it to develop cross-platform solutions for smartphones and tablet computers, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.

The expanded cooperation with Skolkovo will reveal "the enormous potential of Russian developers in creating world-class software products," Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer said in a company release.

Microsoft said it would double its Moscow-based workforce by 2015 from its current 70.

Skolkovo has a number of international partners besides Microsoft, including Cisco and Nokia among others, RIA Novosti reported.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
SpaceX Dragon returns safely from ISS, splashes into Pacfic Ocean SpaceX Dragon returns safely from ISS, splashes into Pacfic Ocean
2
Google exec breaks skydive record with dive from near-space Google exec breaks skydive record with dive from near-space
3
Powerful new microscope sees cell division in real time Powerful new microscope sees cell division in real time
4
Stone tools reveal Ice Age settlement in the Andes Stone tools reveal Ice Age settlement in the Andes
5
Coal-rich Poland wants concessions in EU climate deal Coal-rich Poland wants concessions in EU climate deal
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback