MTK, an IC design company, today invited journalists to visit its newly completed wireless communications R&D building, which includes the costly 5G communications R&D lab, high-speed computing and data centers, and an attached kindergarten for employees’ children.

With a total investment of approximately NT$5 billion, the new building is currently the largest high-speed computing and data center for chip design in Asia. The wireless communication R&D building covers an area of 1.26 hectares and has 13 floors. It has more than 1,000 office seats and several state-of-the-art new laboratories. In addition, there are more than 30 electromagnetic microwave shielding rooms, advanced 5G measurement and 5G base stations and other related equipment.

The 5G lab has test instruments from various instrument manufacturers, such as Keysights, Rohde & Schwartz, Spirent, Anite, and NI. In addition, the company plans to operate high-speed computing and data center cabinets up to 600 cabinets, and accommodate more than 30,000 high-speed computing servers. The equipment room is designed with dual feeder power supply to ensure uninterrupted operation.