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Lucent Bell Labs in China -- An account of personal experience. Lucent & Bell Labs Bell Labs in China LT R&D Center in Nanjing Challenges. Dr. Ho, Jenlie ( 何仁立 博士) General Manager Lucent Technologies Nanjing [email protected] About Myself. Bell labs 1982 MTS, Technical Manager

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Lucent bell labs in china an account of personal experience
Lucent Bell Labs in China -- An account of personal experience

  • Lucent & Bell Labs

  • Bell Labs in China

  • LT R&D Center in Nanjing

  • Challenges

Dr. Ho, Jenlie (何仁立 博士)

General Manager

Lucent Technologies Nanjing

[email protected]


About Myself

Bell labs 1982

  • MTS, Technical Manager

  • Switching Systems : 5ESS switch, ISDN, Packet Switching, Operating System, Call Processing

  • Globeview switch: ATM, Call Processing, OAM,

    Bell Labs in Shanghai 1996

  • R&D Director

  • Advanced Technologies : DSP, Speech Processing, ASIC, Digital phone. VOIP.

    Bell Labs in Beijing 2000

  • R&D Managing Director

  • Lucent Mobility: GSM BST/BSC, CDMA/CDMA2000 Call Processing.

    Bell Labs in Nanjing 2003

  • R&D Managing Director & General Manager

  • Lucent Mobility: 3G, CDMA/CDMA2000 OAM


Lucent and bell labs
Lucent and Bell Labs

  • Bell Labs was Bell Telephone Laboratories in Bell Systems and AT&T era. Had always been the R&D arm of the parent company since 1925.

  • Lucent Technologies was formed in Oct. 1996 when AT&T separated into three completely independent companies. Systems and equipment business along with 85% of the Bell Labs moved into Lucent.

  • Lucent Technologies (China) is the holding company handling all Lucent’s business interests in China.


Lucent and bell labs1
Lucent and Bell Labs

Bell Labs R&D Architecture

  • Basic Research

  • Advanced Technology

  • Product Development

  • 10% of Bell Labs personnel --- Central Labs

  • 90% are involved in a variety of product development projects


Bell labs in china

Bell Labs in China

Motivations

China Market potential – close to our customers

Plenty supply of good talent at lower cost

Manufacturing and sourcing activity in China – R&D complementary

Serve Lucent customers better

Government support


Bell Labs in China

  • 2/93 MOU between AT&T and Chinese SPC

  • 11/94 Pudong project MOU between City of Shanghai & AT&T

  • 3/97 Cooperation MOU with SEDC signed ---------------------------------------------

  • 5/97 Bell Labs China Establishment & first group MTS onboard for US training

  • 10/97 President Jiang visit Bell Labs HQ in NJ

  • 11/97 Shanghai BLC operational

  • 3/98 Beijing BLC operational

  • 3/00 BL Research formed in BJ----------------------------------------------

  • 6/00 BLC Wireless Lab established in BJ

  • 4/02 Lucent Mobility R&D center established in BJ

  • 8/03 Lucent Mobility R&D Nanjing formed for 3G projects


LT Mobility R&D Nanjing Center

  • 05/24/03 : Final location selection and office planning.

  • 08/03/03 : Phase 1 staff Report-to-work (90)

  • 09/17/03 : Grand opening -----------------------------------------------

  • 12/2003 : 1st software delivery by Nanjing team to LT 3G product development.

  • 03/04 : HWI team established

  • 07/15/04 : Phase 2 staff all on-board (+110)

  • 10/08/04 : Phase 3 recruiting started (+100 by 7/05)

  • 11/05/04 : Nanjing LT Telecom Co. established


A Few Things About Nanjing

  • City history goes back 2470 years, capital of 10 dynasties, has long been a culture center of China.

  • Capital of JianSu province, city population 6.4 million. 20 million in one hour drive circle. Key city in Yangzhi Delta.

  • GDP > $2000. Annual Increasing 12%.. Top ten city in China in terms of economic development

  • Among Top 3 in Education and R&D, with BJ and SH. 48 universities and colleges, 430k students, annual graduates 100k.

  • Nanjing graduates are considered high quality, lower wage, all fields, relatively more stable.

  • Major industry: Petrochemical, Auto, Electronics & IT.

  • Strong interest in further developing the Software industry, supported by many favorable government policies & practices.

  • Lucent competitors presence: Motorola, Ericsson, Hua Wei, Siemens, ZTE.

For LT : Human Resource, Gov Support, Market opportunity


LT Mobility R&D Nanjing Center

Nanjing Center Staffing

Profile


LT Mobility R&D Nanjing Center

Nanjing Project Direction

  • 3G Technology & product development

  • Mobile Switching Center (MSC, ECP, BSC) Software components development for Lucent’s global 3G products

  • Technical Support (ECP SW, BST HW) for Lucent’s customers and business teams in China

  • Outlook for Nanjing Center

    • Growing R&D team in size (300 staff and beyond)

    • Expanding development scope, new project, HW.


Challenges
Challenges

  • Fast growing organization and staff training

  • Build organization and grow local management atthe same time

  • Integrating with global R&D community

  • Capital investment & Software Co

  • R&D Lab equipment & Import tax

  • Culture & management style



Bell Labs Awards

  • Eleven Nobel Laureates

  • 1937 : Wave Nature of Matter, (Clinton J. Davisson)

  • 1956 : Transistor (John Bardeen,Walter H. Brattain, William Shockley)

  • 1977 : Local Electronic States in Solids (Philip W. Anderson)

  • 1978 : Radio Astronomy (Arno A. Penzias, Robert W. Wilson)

  • 1997 : Optical Trapping (Steven Chu)

  • 1998: Fractional Quantum Hall Effect 1998 (Horst Stormer,

  • Robert C. Laughlin, Daniel C. Tsui)

  • 9 US National Medals of Science

  • 8 US National Medals of Technology

  • 40,000+ patents since 1925, ~ 4/working day now

  • In the past few years important achievement by Bell Labs include

    - The first all optical router

    - Software that makes web content accessible by telephone

    - A record for the fastest transmission of data over fiber

    - A new material that may be useful for working plastic semiconductor chips


Bell Labs in China

Other Considerations

  • Global R&D & Localization

  • Multi location

  • “R” before “D”

  • Software first than Hardware and System

  • Pre-sales support and product support

  • Intellectual Property Protection

  • US laws and regulations :Export Control, FCPA


LT Mobility R&D Nanjing Center

Recruiting Process

  • Campus + Market recruit

  • Channel: job ads (newspaper, internet, internal referral, BBS), campus visit agent (FESCO)

  • Campus recruit (Oct), Report-to-work (April & July)

  • Screening and interview

3,200+

1,600

850

370

315

Resume Received Selected Candidates Interviewed Offers


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