Ericsson to open research branch in SIlicon Valley

Ericsson announced that it is strengthening its presence in Silicon Valley by opening a research branch in San Jose, California this August.

Jan Uddenfeldt, an Ericsson SVP and senior technology advisor to the CEO, will move to Silicon Valley to oversee the Ericsson research facility in San Jose. Uddenfeldt also will continue in his current role as a technology advisor to the head of Ericsson.

Ericsson has one of the largest patent portfolios within the telecoms industry, with approximately 23,000 patents granted worldwide and another 26,000 filed patents under review.

Uddenfeldt will be responsible for driving Ericsson research around converged internet technologies and furthering collaboration with leading internet companies and operators.

'Our growing Silicon Valley presence allows us to capitalize on unprecedented mobile and fixed broadband opportunities that are transforming consumer lifestyle and enterprise productivity with new applications,' the executive said.