IBM breaks into microelectronics industry
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IBM breaks into microelectronics industry

IBM solutions have expanded to include tools that can greatly benefit the microelectronics sector. The computing giant will be helping five Russian businesses catalyze technological advances in the nation.

The Russia-based Electronics Technology Center will be using IBM innovations to design computer chips that can revitalize consumer electronics, various industries and even the nation's infrastructure. Cloud computing tools made by IBM will be used to develop a virtual environment that can be accessed by Russian developers. On the cloud, they can create and share design knowledge used to revolutionize microelectronic innovation, IBM Russia & CIS general manager Kirill Korniliev explained. 

ETC collaborators noted that they are only focusing on microelectronics for the time being, but may be able to benefit from IBM's cloud solutions in the future with other endeavors. In any case, the arrangement represents a significant move on the part of IBM to expand services in the region.

The technology titan has been developing its cloud computing capabilities on several fronts as of late. According to Talkin Cloud, the corporation's cloud revenues doubled during the second quarter of 2012. The gains were seen in all subsectors – private and public clouds, as well as IBM cloud management software – the source noted.