This week James Kirkland who is the vice president of Client Computer Group, the largest and most profitable unit of Intel corporation worldwide spoke about their decision to expand their Client Computer Group in Costa Rica.
From specialized manufacturing, Costa Rica took a high jump to become part of the development and design of Intel products.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex), the Client Computer Group (CCG), the largest and most profitable business unit of the corporation in the global arena, will create about 200 jobs in the country.
Since early this year, the company opened a department of the development and creation of components and technologies, which was officially opened yesterday.
Although company spokespeople avoid giving figures, Global Vice President of CCG, James Kirkland, he spoke about the impact they hope to have in the country and the efforts of local universities to accommodate the demand for new engineers.
Amongst James Kirkland’s other important comments were:
“Here we found the skills, we have people with passion, it is easier to work with the United States. Costa Rica is our best option to expand.”
“One of my goals is that if we make the work we are doing here highly visible, I think the country will attract more similar investments.”
“… we are starting to build programs with universities, because increasingly, each device will have more capabilities of this type. It is an opportunity for the academy, but we must adapt.”
“Our first investment is in the engineers who design components. Such skills are very important because from here we will make the prototype and the proof of concept to detect possible errors.”
Summarized from the Spanish article by Scott Oliver, author of 1: How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa, 2: Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore and 3. ¿Cómo Comprar Bienes Raíces en Costa Rica, Sin Perder Su Camisa?
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