As we all know, Xiaomi invests from year to year billion yuan in Research and Development. In particular, the sectors that are enjoying the most success following these investments are the photography and its customization of the operating system MIUI. If, however, until now all the research has been concentrated in China, to then be "exported" outside the Middle Earth, starting from this moment the fourth smartphone brand in the world will proceed with its research in the field of photographic sensors of their own smartphones in Europe, exactly in Finland where he created the largest R&D hub outside the motherland.
Xiaomi's largest R&D hub outside of China opens in Finland
With an official press release the company announced theopening of a research and development center in Tampere, Finland, with the objective of increase his knowledge in the field of photography; this however does not mean only that the photographic sensors (of which most are produced by Samsung or Sony) will be improved, but also the algorithms, machine learning and l 'signal processing will be increased in quality. Recall that with regard to algorithms, Xiaomi has long been acquired those of Meitu, already famous in China for their almost perfection.
The Finnish city has contributed greatly to the innovations related to the camera and to theimaging of leading smartphone brands since the 90 years, and the technological campus of the University of Tampere boasts an important tradition in the field of signal processing: among the most important collaborations we remember that with Microsoft e Intel.
Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi he has declared:
"The creation of this research and development team in the Finnish city of Tampere is a milestone in our journey to global expansion. In this path, we not only consolidate ourselves as a company and as a business, but we also work with local talents to further improve our products with highly innovative technologies "
Jarno Nikkanen, Senior Director and Head of Xiaomi Finland R&D this collaboration and the construction of this Research and Development hub expressed its enthusiasm, saying that for now the team is made up of "only" 20 people, destined to become much more in the perspective of a stronger and lasting collaboration.
With this strategic movement, Xiaomi becomes part of the "Tampere Imaging Ecosystem“, A rapidly growing hub organized by Business Tampere, the economic development agency located in the same city. "Business Tampere and the entire imaging ecosystem have been a great help in starting our business here in Tampere. I have had no experience of entering other countries, but I believe I can say that the our process has been among the simplest ever. For example, like Xiaomi, we are building a state-of-the-art photo lab that allows us to facilitate the development of algorithms for cameras and, to do this, we have leveraged the ecosystem and local laboratory equipment suppliers ", he finally said Jarno Nikkanen himself.