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BUCHAREST (Romania), January 20 (SeeNews) - British-based technology company Imagination Technologies said it has opened a new design centre in Timisoara, in western Romania.
The centre will focus on intellectual property (IP) designed for artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision, Imagination Technologies said in a press release on Thursday.
Initially, the centre will employ 20 engineers, but their number is expected to grow in the coming years.The team will initially focus on software and test activities, expanding in the future to areas such as system architecture and design.
"Romania is fast becoming a world-class technology hub. With its extensive pool of well-educated engineering talent, a strong history of academic computer research, and strong links to the automotive software market; it’s the ideal location for Imagination’s latest European site," Imagination Technologies CEO Ron Black said.
The new site will complement the capabilities of Imagination’s existing engineering teams located around the world in the UK, Australia, India, Poland and Sweden.
Located in the western part of Romania, Timisoara is the second largest city in Romania and an important economic hub. The economic boom resulting from several international technology companies opening offices in the area has resulted in the city attracting more talent and further investment. The academic community is highly specialised in computer science and research making Timisoara an appealing location for international technology companies, Imagination Technologies said.
Imagination Technologies Group plc is a British-based technology company, focusing on semiconductor and related intellectual property licensing. It markets PowerVR mobile graphics processors, networking routers, and for its Pure consumer electronics division.
Currently, Imagination employs over 870 people globally across 16 offices.