DisplayLink wants Polish engineers

MAG
11-08-2008, 12:59

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – Katowice lured a  Silicon Valley company which will launch an R&D center there. The city was chosen over Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan and Krakow.

Two British scientists who invented internet camera and T9 vocabulary used at mobiles, wanted to help schools in Africa. They came up with an algorithm allowing to show data from one computer on many monitors. It turned out, however, that there was no demand for their invention in Africa. In 2006, an investor appeared, i.e. Hamid Farzaneh of the USA. He changed the product slightly and offered it to the business.

Today, DisplayLink has four venture capital funds among its shareholders, headquarters in Silicon Valley, a special office for constant contacts with Microsoft, chip production in Taiwan, sales offices in the USA, Japan and Germany and R&D centers in Cambridge and… Katowice.

“We’re launching operations on September 1st. According to the business plan, till the end of 2009, as many as 74 engineers will be employed here. It may turn out to be only a small fraction of the whole team”, Mariusz Tomaka who is responsible for the Katowice office said.

DisplayLink considered investment in Wroclaw, Krakow, Poznan, Warsaw and Katowice. The capital city was too expensive. Poznan was believed to have too few graduates. Katowice enchanted with professionalism.

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