OPPO today announced that the company and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has entered into a strategic partnership to enhance academic exchanges and collaborate in standard creation in fields such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and big data. With this recognition and collaboration, OPPO is set to accelerate its pace of innovation to benefit users around the world.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization, with more than 400,000 members in over 1 60 countries. It has an authoritative position in the fields of aerospace systems, computers, communications, bioengineering, electrics, consumer electronics with its various highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
"Facing the tremendous opportunities in the 5G era, OPPO has proposed the vision of 'Intelligent connection.' We will not only continue to invest in smartphones, but will also delve into scientific research in communication, hardware, and computer science. We are honored to partner with IEEE. We believe that through this partnership we will be able to apply more cutting-edge technologies to our products and services sooner and bring a better technological experience to consumers around the world," Levin Liu, OPPO Vice President and Head of OPPO Research Institute.
“As the IEEE Computer Society has just recently launched its new Corporate Partnership Program, we are pleased to welcome OPPO as our first corporate partner,” said IEEE Computer Society Executive Director Melissa Russell.
OPPO will cooperate with IEEE in standard setting as well as academic exchange. The standards committees under IEEE is the author of many critical technical standards around the world, such as the dominant IEEE 802.11 series standard for wireless networks. As the world's leading technology company, OPPO has a rich understanding of technologies and user insight. OPPO will participate in the work of several IEEE standards committees to contribute to the formulation of international technical standards.
In terms of academic exchanges, IEEE's series of academic journals and conferences are the top platforms in their fields. OPPO plans to summarize and present its technical achievements in artificial intelligence, communication technology, hardware technology to IEEE and the global engineering community. OPPO is continuously strengthening its scientific research investment in recent years. It has attracted a group of top scientists in the industry. OPPO looks forward to working with IEEE to facilitate the technology conversations through activities such as visits, lectures, and conferences.
OPPO has always been at the forefront of technology. Recently, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the 2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) ranking, where OPPO ranks among the top five. OPPO has submitted more than 3,000 5G standard-related documents to 3GPP, ranking among the top contributors to the international standards organization.
At present, OPPO hosts over 10,000 R&D staff, four research centers, and six research institutes around the world. OPPO founder and CEO Tony Chen pointed out that OPPO will invest 50 billion yuan in R&D in three years to promote research in 5G, artificial intelligence, AR, big data, and other fields, as well as building core underlying hardware technologies and software engineering ability. With OPPO's continuous R&D efforts and broad collaboration with industry partners, the future is closer to reality for its users around the world.