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Panasonic expands staff at China-based software R&D hub by 40%

With 1,000 employees, Dalian center is now the company's largest offshore base of its type

Zhang Xue, president of Panasonic's software development center in Dalian, China, points to a smart air conditioning panel. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

DALIAN, China -- Panasonic Holdings has expanded its software development capabilities in China by scaling up staff in the city of Dalian by 40% over the last few years.

Panasonic Software Development Center Dalian has grown from about 700 people in 2020 to roughly 1,000 people in 2022, president Zhang Xue told Nikkei in an interview. The center is now the Japanese electronics company's biggest overseas software development hub in terms of head count.

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