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Nokia to invest €360m in microelectronics and communications technology in Germany

The vendor has announced new investments for its pre-existing sites in Ulm and Nuremberg.

Nokia says the project is being funded by Nokia and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) and the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The four-year investment is described as a European IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) project.

The project will focus on the integrated development of software, hardware and high-performance systems-on-chips. These will be used in radio and optical products in future mobile communications systems based on the 5G-Advanced and 6G standards.

Nokia says this project expands the company’s extensive experience in chip design and will help strengthen the European value chain.

“This important funding will support our efforts to advance the telecommunications industry in Germany and in Europe, helping to drive innovation and strengthen competitiveness,” says Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, “In particular, it will help our research into microelectronics that will power future technologies such as 6G, artificial intelligence and the metaverse as well as develop networks that are more energy-efficient and powerful.”

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