Finland is famous for several things, lakes, Angry Birds and Nokia. We all know how big Nokia used to be and you can imagine how many staff they used to have. Well Samsung have decided to capitilise on these technical Ex-Nokia staff and they’re opening up a new R&D plant just for them.
They’re even throwing a big grand opening event to mark the occasion. Stefan from Androidbeat has even got an invite, he is from Finland and an Ex-Nokia staff member. Maybe they’re going to give him a job as well.
Here is the invite Stefan received.
I am delighted to inform you that Samsung Electronics, a global leader in mobile communication, digital media and convergence technologies, will open a Research & Development facility with a focus on advanced technologies.
Samsung Electronics’ vision is to “Inspire the World, Create the Future.” We are dedicated to developing innovative technologies and efficient processes that create new markets and enrich people’s lives and communities around the world. Our globally distributed R&D activities are fundamental to this and we are proud of the inspirational impact we make within our business.
The opportunity has now arisen for Samsung to establish our first R&D facility in the Nordics. We take this opportunity with great honour and with a sense of great excitement. In anticipation of future partnership, friendship and collaboration please join us to celebrate the opening of our newest global R&D facility.
Dr. Yong-Suk Moon
President, Samsung R&D Institute UK
So have Samsung spotted potential in the residents of Finland? Are they just trolling Nokia? Either way it doesn’t seem that the never ending onslaught of devices from Samsung is ever going to end.
Hopefully “innovative technologies and efficient processes” doesn’t mean more gimmicky software additions and plasticy build quality.
Source – Androidbeat