TT Electronics has today announced the opening of a new design centre in Shenzhen, China. The site will provide world class design and R&D capabilities to support the company’s anticipated growth plans, working in partnership with the global manufacturing centres of excellence to deliver smarter solutions together.
Focused on engineering solutions for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and power solutions, the design centre features a laboratory for prototype development with a dedicated team of experts delivering Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Excellence (DFx), supporting OEM customers with their IoT connectivity product roadmap.
Commenting on the new design centre, Richard Tyson, CEO at TT Electronics, said: “The new Shenzhen design centre is an exciting addition to our R&D network. It is an important site for our connectivity business, adding scale and capability in Asia to complement our existing design centre footprint in the UK and Europe, which includes our headquarters for IoT development in Kista, Sweden and design centre for power supply solutions in Norwich, UK. This investment demonstrates our continued commitment to innovation in electronics and technologies of the future.”
Shenzhen will work closely with Kista in the delivery of new product introductions for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, incorporating full product customisations as well as our latest innovation in IoT – the Platform design solution – which offers OEMs accelerated speed to market.
The global cellular IoT market growth is being driven by accelerated policies for adoption in China. China has set the ambitious goal of reaching 600 million NB-IoT connections in 2020, three years after the launch of the first commercial networks. The country has also embarked on one of the world’s largest digital infrastructure projects that will result in billions of new connected devices in the coming years.