Co-operation Agreement in China in Information Technologies
between CEA, STMicroelectronics, Bull and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Beijing - Paris,
11, 2004 -
In an extension of the co-operation agreement signed in Paris on January 28th, 2004 during the State visit of Chinese President HU JINTAO, the French CEA and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announce in association with Bull and STMicroelectonics a co-operation agreement around the development of an open computing platform.
Taking into account the importance of information technologies in the social and economic development of China, the MOST has chosen to develop an open IT platform with 3 major European players.
Based on Linux and an open distributed system, the platform is planned to run in multiple environments, including PCs, servers and mobile devices such as PDAs (personal digital assistants), in order to promote interoperability and the deployment of new on-line services and communications applications.
For Deputy Director General of MOST High and New technology Development & Industrialization Department, Li Wuqiang, "The alliance of expertise from China and Europe, and particularly from France, is expected to play a fundamental role in the future strategic directions, as well as in the rise, of information technologies. This step forward will help reduce the Digital Divide between emerging and developed countries."
"We are proud of this agreement, which illustrates our will to be closer to China to boost innovation in the field of Information technologies," said Gervais Pellissier, Managing Director of Bull.
Bull is a leader in secure mission-critical digital systems. The Group is dedicated to developing and implementing solutions where computing power and security serve to optimize its customers' information systems, to support their business.
Bull operates in high added-value markets including computer simulation, Cloud computing and 'computing power plants', outsourcing and security.
Currently Bull employs around 9,000 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2011, Bull recorded revenues of 1.3 billion.
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