Apple, the world's largest, the developer of hardware and software, intends to open a research and development center in Vietnam, said Saturday a local resource BizLive. The new office giant california appears in Danang, one of the five cities directly under the central government of the country.
Vietnam's mobile market, a significant increase in recent years. During the period 2009-2014, sales of mobile phones have here grown by 26% as a result of which the number of mobile phone users reached 126 million people.
According to the data of a new research center Apple available, experts will address software development. Initially, the center will work several dozen people, but in the future is expected to increase the number. According to original plans, the center's activities will focus on software development for mobile and computing devices of the company.
Although Apple most of the attention has been paid to China, Vietnam market for Apple is one of the fastest growing, given its size.
It is known that during the second quarter of 2016 Apple 25% increased spending on research and development compared to the same period in 2015. Expenses manufacturer iPhone and iPad in the R & D results last quarter they reached in 2500 million dollars.
Previously, Apple chief Tim Cook said the US giant electronic computing increases cash reserves for the sake of promoting R & D of the attachment. At the end of June in the accounts of the corporation it has accumulated $ 231.5 million in the form of cash.
"We will continue innovative work, investing in research and development as well as through the best way our strengths in the area of services, software and hardware," said cook.
Late last year Apple without a stir in Vietnam opened its first subsidiary, which has enabled the company to negotiate directly with "apple" of production in a growing market. Apple Company Vietnam Limited Liability recorded in the city of Ho Chi Minh City in October. In addition to the sale of electronics, including iPhone, iPad and Mac, the corporation will ensure the operation of services information technology, maintenance and advice.