Altair/Sony to develop IoT tech in Oulu
Altair/Sony is to open an R&D site to develop core LTE IoT technology in Oulu, where the company believes it will find suitable talent and working culture.
Altair focuses on developing LTE technology for the Internet of Things era. The company was acquired by Sony Corporation earlier this year, and is now a subsidiary of its mother company.
The firm’s main R&D centre is in Israel.
According to a press release, Altair believes Oulu’s talent pool and working culture will suit its needs.
“In Altair we see Oulu as an ideal place to grow our engineering capabilities,” says CEO Oded Melamed.
Oulu is known as the place of world class ICT companies. In the northern city, companies and research institutes focus especially on 5G, modem, IoT, wearables and business model innovations.
Altair develops semiconductors, software stacks, reference designs and complete solution. The company operates mainly in advanced markets like US, Japan and Korea. Altair has about 250 employees, out of which around 200 are engineers.