SYMANTEC, the creator of Norton AntiVirus, is setting up its new European R&D coordination center in Sophia Antipolis.
"In the wake of an initial participation in a European project in the past, Symantec was convinced of the value of research programs in Europe and decided to increase its presence on the continent."
Marc Dacier, Director, Symantec Research embedded
lab, Sophia Antipolis
Sophia Antipolis, Europe's first technology cluster, owes its success to an extraordinary community of 20,000 engineers and researchers specialized in IT. This guarantees a positioning at the forefront of IT convergence, further bolstered by the presence of major research labs and international organizations such as ETSI, ERCIM and W3C.
Multinationals, SMEs and start-ups take here full advantage of effective fiscal and financial measures to boost innovation :
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"Sophia-Antipolis is a very attractive region for any semiconductor company, for several reasons. The first one is that in the technology park of Sophia-Antipolis there is a solid tradition of analog and digital design, which is due to the presence of other big companies working in the same or similar markets, like Texas Instruments, Intel, STM and others. The second reason is linked to presence in the technology park of the Polytech'Nice-Sophia and other important schools.
That will guarantee our future growth since the region will always offer both experienced design engineers and you talents to hire."
•Business Unit Manager
Annual turnover: 3.95 billion euros
Nearly 50% of cluster companies have R&D operations
Fields of activity : Telecoms & Networks, Space Industry & Aeronautics, Software Engineering, Design Firms, Microelectronics, Multimedia & Online Services, Image Processing (2D/3D).
Leaders : Altran Praxis, Amadeus, ARM, ASK, Autodesk, Cadence Design Systems, Cisco Systems, DailyMotion, Dassault Systemes, Fortinet, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Icera, Infineon Technologies, Lagardere Active, Mentor Graphics, Oracle, Orange Labs, SAP Labs, ST-Ericsson, Symantec, Texas Instruments, UDCast, Thales Alenia Space, Thales Underwater Systems, Wall Street Systems,..
Success Stories : 3Roam, Centile, CSR Cambridge Silicon Radio, Insight SIP, Lumilog, OpenPlug, PacketVideo, Prim'Vision, Smartcom, Stonetrip, Verimatrix, VoIP Telecom, ...