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Huawei-HKUST Innovation Laboratory

Established in April 2009, Huawei-HKUST Innovation Laboratory is an collaborative R & D lab operated jointly by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The Huawei-HKUST Innovation Laboratory is an innovative model of industry-university research collaboration that aims to connect and inspire researchers from both industry and academia. It is managed by three Co-Directors -- Mr. Edward Haibo Lin, Director of Huawei's Corporate Research Department, Prof Vincent Lau ( of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST, and Prof Qian Zhang ( of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST.  Under the theme of next-generation communication and networking technologies, the Laboratory will build cohesion among the research areas of common interest to Huawei and HKUST and conduct exploratory and state-of-the art research that is expected to make high impact on Huawei, research community as well as the industry. 


Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 36 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers.

Huawei's products and solutions encompassing wireless products (LTE/HSPA/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO/CDMA2000 1X, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX), core network products (IMS, Mobile Softswitch, NGN), network products (FTTx, xDSL, Optical, Routers, LAN Switch), applications and software (IN, mobile data service, BOSS), as well as terminals (UMTS/CDMA). Major products are designed based on Huawei's ASIC chipset and utilize shared platforms to provide quality and cost-effective products.

At the end of June 2008, Huawei has over 87,502 employees, of whom 43% are dedicated to R&D. Huawei's global R&D centres are located in Silicon Valley and Dallas in USA, Stockholm in Sweden, Moscow in Russia and Bangalore in India in additional to those in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Chengdu in China.


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established in 1991 to sharpen the competitive edge of Hong Kong by providing quality education and breakthroughs in its chosen fields of research and development, which include nanoscience and nanotechnology; biological sciences and biotechnology; electronic, wireless and information technology; environment and sustainable development; and management education and research. 

HKUST is in a strong position to assist Hong Kong and the region to become a leading center for the development of wireless and information technology. It is already a world leader in the core enabling technologies -- microelectronics, software, and wireless communications. Publications by HKUST researchers in the key IEEE publications in electronic devices and wireless communications have ranked the institution among the top 5 or better in the world.

Hong Kong and its region already has a large industry involved in manufacturing and R&D in microelectronics, display technology and related products, including a large sector involved in e-commerce, logistics and supply chain management, which continues to grow at a rapid pace. In pursuing its vision of Hong Kong as a leading center for the next generation of this technology, HKUST research in microelectronics and semiconductor devices will spawn novel electronic devices and stimulate the creation of products that are not restricted only to the electronics industry. Its research in key wireless communication areas will position to play a major role in the emerging wireless communication market.