BEA Systems has opened a research and development centre in Beijing to support the company's Asian expansion plans.
Work at the R&D centre will focus on the development of technology used to help BEA build on its existing products, such as WebLogic Platform 8.1, and explore new markets. Specific details, such as the number of workers to be employed at the centre, were not disclosed.
BEA is the third company to announce a Chinese R&D centre in recent weeks. NEC opened one in Beijing last week, and Intel will also set up a centre in the city, in partrnership with Chinese computer maker Legend Group.
Sumner Lemon writes for IDG News Service