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Intellian opens R&D centre in South Korea

Intellian’s new R&D Centre (front right) is built adjacent to the existing Innovation Canter, expanding the available space by nearly 80 per cent and boosting both development and production capacity Intellian’s new R&D Centre (front right) is built adjacent to the existing Innovation Canter, expanding the available space by nearly 80 per cent and boosting both development and production capacity

Intellian’s new state-of-the-art Research and Development Centre in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, is now complete and operational, the company has announced.

The facility provides a new home for the growing engineering team, houses state of the art product and quality verification facilities, and will accelerate product development. In particular, antennas using emerging phased array technology will benefit from a new compact test range to assist with development and testing.

The new eight-floor building, which is adjacent to the existing Korean headquarters, houses a Global Control Centre together with state-of-the-art R&D laboratories, quality and product testing capabilities. It will also expand production capacity significantly. The Global Control Centre will allow Intellian to remotely monitor installed antennas anywhere in the world, supporting remote diagnosis and enabling a swift response if a customer reports an issue. Other new facilities within the building include offices, meeting rooms, an auditorium, lounge, cafeteria and gym.

The expansion also allows production to be significantly increased in the existing Innovation Centre, meeting the increased order volume recently experienced by Intellian and providing capacity for new product lines.

This construction project is the first of several new premises which will open in the coming months. A new European Headquarters and Logistics Centre will be completed this summer in Rotterdam. Intellian’s UK team will take up new offices in London, making space for the growing team and offering close proximity to many key partners. Finally, a new R&D facility focused on emerging technologies will also begin operations in Maryland, USA.

These new facilities will further enable Intellian’s strategy to devise and deliver innovative, customer-focused and future-proofed solutions. In particular, the imminent launch of multiple new low-orbit (LEO) networks – a key driver in the development of phased array antennas – is expected to generate new business opportunities and facilitate increased use of satellite communications across the maritime, land and government markets.

“This new building, which extends our headquarters by nearly 80 per cent, is a clear demonstration of our commitment to rapid growth and continuing advancement through new technology,” said Eric Sung, CEO, Intellian Technologies. “With several new markets soon expected to come to prominence, we are investing in the future through development, innovation and expansion, determined to further our mission to empower connectivity for all. Our R&D Engineering team is at the heart of this strategy, and we’re pleased to give them the facilities they need to grow from strength to strength.”

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