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Qualcomm Joins Forces With Brazil to Manufacture IoT Chips03/31/2017 | 10h47
Qualcomm Technologies and Taiwan’s ASE group have teamed up with trade and technology-related agencies within Brazil’s federal government to produce semiconductor chips used widely in IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
The consortium will pour US$200 million into a high-tech manufacturing plant in Campinas, a city in the northwest of São Paulo.
The Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC) and the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) are part of the consortium, with the Brazilian Development Bank being the chief financier.
“This agreement is particularly important at this time, as the economy starts breathing again and Brazil is in need of investments. We will enter a phase of economic growth and upturn in unemployment” said President Michel Temer in a press release, also revealing that the plant will generate 1,200 jobs.
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