Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Monday it has launched a research center in the heart of California'sSilicon Valley in an effort to develop next-generation technologies.
NTT Research Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese telecommunications giant, said it started operations "that will be directed by world-class scientists in Palo Alto."
The new research center will initially focus on quantum computing, cryptography and information security, and medical and health informatics, according to a press release from the U.S. unit.
NTT Research plans to build its team from 15 researchers to 50 over the next few years.
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