The ban on Huawei by the U.S. government is affecting its smartphone business. However, it is not affecting the company’s overall development. Yesterday, the Chinese manufacturer held the inauguration of its Lagrange R&D center in Paris. This is Huawei’s sixth research institute in France. The institute will cooperate with the Île-de-France region to fully tap local human resources. It will also focus on basic research in mathematics and computing.
Xu Wenwei, Director of Huawei and Dean of the Strategic Research Institute, said: “Mathematics has played a key role in the development of the communications industry in the past 30 years. Huawei has worked closely with many mathematicians to achieve major innovations. The Lagrange R&D Center is a platform open to all mathematicians around the world. In the future, the research results here will serve the entire communications industry”.
Valerie Pecres, chairman of the Île-de-France region, congratulated him and said that the center helped attract the world’s best mathematical talents to the Île-de-France region.
According to official information, Île-de-France has 3000 mathematics researchers and is the region with the highest concentration of mathematicians in the world. Three universities in the region rank among the top ten academic rankings.
Huawei has established 5 R&D centers in France in the fields of chips, mathematics, home terminals, aesthetics, sensor and software R&D. In addition, it currently has over 200 R&D personnel. So far, Huawei has applied for 215 patents in France. Huawei France also said this year that in the next four years, the company will continue to invest in France. Furthermore, the expectations is that Huawei will make purchases to the tune of $4 billion.