R&D Innovation Structure
The R&D innovation structure of TCL Corporation comprises of Industrial Technology Research Institute, Technical Center and 15 R&D centers in subsidiary companies staffed with around 4000 skilled R&D professionals worldwide. Covering more than 60,000 square meters, our R&D facilities include more than 5000 sets of state-of-the-art development software, instruments and equipments, 9 labs certified by China National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (CNAL), 6 collaborative labs jointly established with well-known international companies and a postdoctoral research station. The R&D investment of the company is expected to reach RMB 1.8 billion in 2010.
R&D Organization Structure
Drivers for Innovation in TCL
Our development philosophy, "transformation and innovation, knowledge and action", has been immersed into all operation activities including technical R&D, to form a technical innovation system based on a reversed innovation mode and three essential transformations: from adoption to independent innovation, from local to comprehensive innovation and from peripheral to core technology. This innovation system has placed a solid foundation for TCL to continuously deliver innovative technology and products.
Improved Technology Innovation System
With the Technical Center as the managerial framework, Industrial Technology Research Institute as the future-oriented and core technology pool, subsidiary companies as the executor of tiered and top-to-bottom management for product R&D centers, this integrated R&D system structure enables TCL to truly have both developed technologies and to pioneer the future generation of technologies.
Comprehensive Human Resources System and Inspiring & Reward Programs
TCL Corporate has numerous talent inspiring programs, including the Most Innovative Award, the Fastest Growth Award, Patent Award, Technical Innovation Award, and Talent Recommendation Award. The compensation system also highly values R&D personnel to establish a sustainable foundation and mechanism for talent development.
Focused Research Areas
The next generation of home appliances products and 3C integration-focused digital home technologies.
Research areas involve: Android platform, interconnection technology, flat panel technology, video and graphic processing technology, digital TV technology, IP TV and IP interactive broadband TV technology, AVS technology, 3G mobile communication technology, user experience and user research.
TCL is committed to providing R&D personnel with a superior research environment, international communication platform, up-to-date information on market needs and the most extensive, modern applications. With dedication, integrity, teamwork and an innovative spirit, all TCL employees are cooperating with world-class research institutions to establish a global leading company.