South Korean SK Hynix Inc. has established a research
and development center in Italy.
The 'SK Hynix Italy S.r.l.' center officially opened on
June 11th, 2012 at the facilities of Ideaflash S.r.l.,
an Italian NAND Flash developer previously acquired by
Ideaflash had 50 R&D experts who had formerly engaged in
ST Micro and Spansion. Carla Golla, who had been the
former Ideaflash CEO, was appointed to the head of the
newly opened SK Hynix's Italy R&D Center.
"The Italy R&D Center will closely cooperate with the
headquarters in Korea and be operated as a core of NAND
Flash development activities. SK Hynix will further
strengthen global R&D competence with outstanding
experts." said Oh Chul Kwon, President and CEO of SK
Hynix at the opening ceremony.
SK Hynix has been operating its R&D centers in the US,
Japan and Taiwan.