IBM and Russian innovators to develop microelectronics
3 Jul '12
IBM corporation has signed a cooperation agreement with five largest Russian innovation companies and development institutes – RUSNANO, Skolkovo Foundation, Rostelecom, RVC, ITFY – on development of Russian microelectronics, portal of Russian Nanotechnological Society Rusnor.RU reports.
Under the agreement, the parties will set up a Center of Electronic Technologies (CET) for development and commercialization of applied microelectronics. IBM will reportedly provide cloud computing technologies to create a new virtual project environment t for making microchips, sensors and other products, used in infrastructure projects, industrial and consumer electronics. Cloud computing will unite distributed teams of developers and provide access to advanced technologies and achievements within the industry in order to create competitive Russia-made products.
Under plans, agreement will attract leading specialists and international development centers to cooperation with Russian companies and participation in technological and economic development of Russia.
Several project companies of RUSNANO, engaged in microelectronics development, have reportedly expressed interest to participate in CET.
The agreement between the companies was signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.