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Apple to set up second R&D centre in China

Apple to set up second R&D centre in China

US tech giant Apple will open a second research and development centre in China to focus on manufacturing and software development as it looks to increase its foothold in in the world's second largest economy amid tough competition from domestic rivals.

Snapdeal launches new website Findmystyle.In

E-marketplace major Snapdeal will spend USD 100 million (Rs 640 crore) in the next three years on research and development as it looks to bring solutions to enrich online shopping experience as the competition hots up in the booming e-commerce industry in India.

Xiaomi to set up first R&D base in India, first outside China

Xiaomi to set up first R&D base in India, first outside China

The company, which expects the centre to be operational in the next few months, will focus on localising its products and features for the Indian market through the unit.

Increasing patenting activity seen in India: survey

New areas that have emerged this year are electric power engineering, buildings and construction, semiconductors and electronic components, lighting and heating and engines, pumps and compressors. There is an increase in patent numbers in these industries.

Economic Survey 2013-14: India trails China in R&D spend and innovation capacity

India accounts about 3 percent of USD 1.6 trillion of global gross expenditure on research and development (GERD) in PPP (purchasing power parity), which is around five times lower than that of its neighbour China, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

IDMA seeks exemptions for R&D, samples

Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association (IDMA) Wednesday asked the government that 'control samples' and samples given to physicians be exempted from duties and taxes in the Budget.

Intel to invest over Rs 742 cr in India R&D centre

Global chip major Intel will invest over USD 120 million (Rs 742 crore) on expanding its research and development infrastructure in Bangalore.

Govt should increase expenditure on R&D: Ficci

It said the country's expenditure in R&D is less than the current average expenditure of China, South Korea and most Western countries.

R&D of emerging economies faster than developed nations: Report

Emerging economies like India, China and Brazil have increased their R&D faster than developed countries but they have not been able to break into the top positions in global innovation, according to a report.