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Motorola, the US semiconductor and electronics company, is to build a £20 million software design centre alongside the Alba campus in Livingston, near...



Motorola, the US semiconductor and electronics company, is to build a £20 million software design centre alongside the Alba campus in Livingston, near Edinburgh.

Already Scotland's biggest manufacturing employer, the company intends to establish a 100,000 sq ft facility at the campus, and create jobs for around 550 "highly skilled" software engineers over the next five years.

According to Terry Heng, senior vice-president and general manager of the Motorola Global Software Group, the new technology centre will be used to develop advanced software for Motorola's telecommunications products and semiconductor manufacturing processes.

The Alba Centre campus was created three years ago by regional development agency, Scottish Enterprise, to attract such high-skills inward investment.

Its Institute for System Level Integration (ISLI) already offers qualifications in systems design, and it is expected that Motorola will work closely with the universities behind the programme to tailor courses relevant to its new centre to attract graduates.

"The jobs created by this project will be very highly skilled. Indeed, most of them will be filled by graduates and we look forward to developing particularly close relationships with Scotland's universities," confirms David Brown, chairman of Motorola Ltd.

Motorola first came to Scotland in 1969 and employs 6,500 people at its plants in East Kilbride, South Queensferry and Easter Inch.

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