IEEE opened its newest office, in Shenzhen, China, on 8 April. It’s an extension of IEEE’s Beijing office, which opened in 2008. With a number of hardware startups popping up in Shenzhen, the city is often referred to as China’s Silicon Valley.
Steven (Zhongkai) Deng, recently hired as IEEE’s business development manager for China, heads the new office.
According to Ning Hua, senior director of IEEE’s Asia business operations, which oversees the China offices, the staff will focus on building relationships with members from industry, supporting IEEE Standards Association activities, and establishing partnerships with businesses in Shenzhen as well as nearby Hong Kong and Macau.