Microsoft new R&D headquarters logs on
Updated: 2011-05-26 17:24
By Ben Yue (chinadaily.com.cn)
Microsoft Corp's research and development headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region in Beijing starts operation on May 25, 2011. [Photo / CFP]
Microsoft Corp's research and development headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region began operations on Wednesday, people.com.cn reported.
The building is located at Zhongguancun in Beijing, dubbed China's Silicon Valley, and is the company's biggest R&D center outside the United States.
The software giant invested 2.8 billion yuan ($431.5 million) for the R&D headquarters. Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer attended the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday.
The building founded in 2008 covers 150,000 square meters housing more than 3,000 Microsoft employees.
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