US mobile phone group Motorola, the world's second largest mobile phone company, is expanding its recently acquired mobile phone development centre in Nørresundby, north Jutland. Motorola took over the development centre from Taiwan's BenQ with a staff of 250 engineers in May, and has taken on an additional 50 engineers since. In September, the US mobile phone giant also acquired TTP Com, another north Jutland based mobile phone firm, which will now move into Motorola's premises in Nørresundby.
Flemming Eriksen, director of the Motorola development centre is highly satisfied with the progress of the division and comments that it has been "amazingly positive to experience Motorola's professionalism."
Motorola in Nørresundby is a full-scale centre which develops complete mobile phones with hardware, software, mechanics, design, materials and also tests the products. "We were lucky that Motorola had a concept which they lacked capacity to develop. We have retained all our competencies and have even taken on more staff," says Eriksen.
The newly acquired TTP Com develops software mainly for low-end mobile phones, while Motorola focuses on multimedia phones. But naturally there is an opportunity for synergy. "We will become by far the largest development centre for mobile phones in north Jutland. When it comes to mobile telephony then Aalborg and Nørresundby is a metropolis," says Flemming Eriksen.
The news was reported by Berlingske Tidende.