IBM has extended its Engineering and Technology Services operation, launched in the U.S. six months ago, to cover Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The unit's aim is to help companies in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, communications, consumer, defence, information technology, and medical, to cope with technology-driven business challenges.
It combines IBM's capabilities in IT engineering services and advanced technology, providing engineering talent and access to IBM's intellectual property, including designs ranging from complex chips to entire systems.
IBM has formed the EMEA Practice & Delivery organisation based in Mainz, Germany and has staffed it with 100 scientists, design engineers, and senior manufacturing professionals. This brings the total number of E&TS engineers worldwide to approximately 800.
The IBM service covers four sectors: Component solutions: system on a chip design services; custom circuit design services;System solutions: system architecture and design services; power, packaging, and cooling solutions;Technology consulting: manufacturing, IP management consulting; verification and on demand e-design services;Mission transfer services: enables a company to turn over entire engineering missions to IBM.