Dell Technologies has opened a $50 million innovation facility in Singapore focusing on research and development (R&D) in key digital transformation technologies.
Dell Technologies said IPO reported that Dell had 2,482 patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2019, ranking #16 in the world. Cumulative Dell Technologies investments in R&D have totaled more than $20 billion over the past five fiscal years.
It is the company’s first such facility to be built outside the US to conduct research in areas including edge computing, data analytics, and augmented reality.
Amit Midha, president of Asia-Pacific Japan at Dell, said more than 160 new roles would be added by year-end to support the innovation hub, including designers and developers.
Dell this month launched a skills accelerator program in Singapore, offering to equip 3,000 students, fresh graduates, and mid-career professionals over the next two years with skills in cloud computing, data protection, data science, and big data analytics.