Altair/Sony opens R&D site in Oulu, Finland (main R&D center is in Israel), to develop core LTE IoT technology. We believe we can find in Oulu the talent and working culture we are looking for. Altair CEO Oded Melamed: “In Altair we see Oulu as an ideal place to grow our engineering capabilities.”
Oulu ecosystem is well known as the place of world class ICT companies and where companies and research institutes are focused especially on 5G, Modem, IoT, Wearables and business model innovations. With 50 years’ experience in developing market-ready products, the Oulu ecosystem in Finland possesses an indisputably leading knowledge base information and communication technologies and related operations. With 13 000 professionals working in companies of various sizes and backgrounds, the city is one of the true hotspots when it comes to wirelessly connecting people and businesses.
The final decision to come to Oulu followed comprehensive investigations, during which Oulu Region Economic Development Agency BusinessOulu and Finpro’s Invest in Finland presented the benefits of the region as an R&D site.
Altair is an 11 years old company focusing on developing LTE technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. We develop semiconductors (RF, BB), software stacks, reference designs and complete solutions for our customers, the device makers. Our cutting edge technology positions us as world leaders in our space. We operate mainly in advanced markets like US, Japan and Korea. Our company has 250 employees, out of which ~200 are engineers.
Earlier this year, we have been acquired by Sony Corporation and we are now 100% subsidiary of our mother company. The acquisition provides us strong back and ability to leverage the technologies that exist within Sony. Nevertheless, we keep our agile culture and keep operating as a young, dynamic and energetic company.
Markku Hiltunen, Head of Altair Finland
+358 40 5431752
Oded Melamed, CEO, Altair
Shlomit Semel, VP Human Resources, Altair
Janne Mustonen, BusinessOulu
+358 45 675 2929
Markku Lehikoinen, Finpro / Invest In Finland
+358 40 5044390
Photo: Altair Semiconductor