Nokia has announced that it has joined forces with Tampere University to establish a Centre of Excellence to enhance the development of System-on-Chip (SoC) custom processors for its ReefShark chipset portfolio.
The partnership, which will be based at the University campus, aims to accelerate the introduction of the technology into Nokia’s ReefShark chipset portfolio. It will also enhance Nokia’s silicon capabilities and development of proprietary SoCs. The Centre of Excellence is expected to open in November this year.
The purpose of the partnership is to accelerate the development of proprietary SoC chipsets, including their design and manufacture, to improve time-to-market and to build a long-term SoC development competence and a foundation for technology leadership. The joint venture will also target an annual chip cadence with ecosystem partners and see Nokia contribute to module and physical implementation.
Jyrki Vuorinen, Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University, said: “We are excited to partner with Nokia to develop custom silicon System-on-Chip solutions for 5G infrastructure. This is an exciting joint project that accelerates silicon innovation and ultimately enables operators to realise the benefits of 5G. We have recruited a professor of practice and started the recruitment process of two international professorships.”Click below to share this article