Xiaomi has registered a research and development (R&D) company in Tampere, Finland. It is officially registered as Xiaomi Finland Oy and a report mentions that it will focus on the development of camera technologies.
Other points of focus for Xiaomi’s Finnish department will include Software R&D, IT systems, and telecommunications equipment. The CEO of Xiaomi Finland, David Arthur Felix has been appointed Managing Director of the new company.
Two years ago, a partnership between Nokia and Xiaomi was signed. It was centered around licensing patents between the two companies. The expansion by the Chinese company might be a result of that partnership to some extent.