Ericsson Power Modules Opens Shanghai Center of Excellence

April 17, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

As part of the tenth anniversary activities for its operation in China (Ericsson Simtek Electronics), Ericsson Power Modules has launched its APAC (Asia Pacific and China) center of excellence. The center includes research and development, manufacturing, customer sales and service, and also project resources.

As part of Ericsson Power Modules' global operation, the Shanghai Center of Excellence will continue to develop close partnerships with local and international partners, contributing to Ericsson Power Modules' engagement as a true collaborative partner. Regionally, the organization employs 200 people, and its main site in Jiading has an operational area of 4800 square meters (51,667 square feet).

"The base will continue to support us for a very long time as we move forward," said Mats H. Olsson, President of Ericsson MU Greater China, during his speech at the opening ceremony held on March 31 at SEC in the Jiading district of Shanghai.

Patrick Le Fèvre, marketing director at Ericsson Power Modules, said: "A true showcase for Ericsson Power Modules, the Shanghai operation and our satellite offices in Hong Kong and Japan are representative of Ericsson's engagement and commitment to serve customers all over the world."

Formed in 1996, the joint venture between Ericsson and Simtek has aimed to develop competence and excellence in advanced technologies - especially in board-mounted products such as dc-dc converters and regulators. The company was ISO9001 certified in 1997, ISO14001 in 1998 and ISO9001: 2000 certified in 2002. January 2004 saw the company receive a Certificate of Advanced Technology Enterprise from the Shanghai Government, rewarding the professionalism and perseverance of Ericsson to excel in its mission.