Foxconn has announced its plans to construct a cloud computing R&D center at the Kaohsiung Software Park, located in Southern Taiwan.
The R&D center is expected to serve as a cloud computing R&D base, closely associated with Foxconn Group. Company officials said that the main focus of the new center will be on the technological development to cover terminal devices and software, big data computing, HTML5-based applications, security monitoring software, Internet of Things, energy-saving solutions and mobile e-commerce platforms.
The center is touted as one of biggest projects from the company. Company officials said that the total floor plan of the R&D building will be spread in an area of 62,810 square meters. And, it will be a 5-storied Internet data center building, with total floor area of 9,920 square meters.
Moreover, the Internet data center building has been designed to benefit the clients by providing them various data facility system integration services. Company officials said that it will have container data centers, modular data areas, a central monitoring center, an exhibition space, testing rooms and telecom facility rooms.
Foxconn expects to complete the R&D center by the end of 2013
Foxconn is a manufacturer of computer components and systems. Established in 1974, it’s one of the largest ODMs in the world, with nearly 1,000,000 employees and revenues in excess of $100 billion.
Recently, the company was embroiled in a number of labor-related controversies, and its work on the iPhone (News - Alert) led to scratches, which reportedly resulted in Taipei-based Pegatron getting more of Apple’s (News - Alert) business.
Earlier this year in March, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that Foxconn was investing heavily in the nation’s solar market. The Ministry said that the company was investing in one research center, five solar-power components factories, and 20 solar-power plants in the southern province of Guangxi.