OPPO partners with engineering institute to strengthen R&D on emerging technologies

OPPO and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) joined hands to enhance academic exchanges and to collaborate in standard creation in fields such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and big data.

IEEE is a technical professional organization, with more than 400,000 members in over 160 countries, each specializing in various fields such as aerospace systems, computers, communications, bio-engineering, electrics, consumer electronics, and more.

“Facing the tremendous opportunities in the 5G era, OPPO has proposed the vision of ‘Intelligent Connectivity,’ (as) we will not only continue to invest in smartphones, but will also delve into scientific research in communication, hardware, and computer science,” said Levin Liu, VP, OPPO and head of OPPO Research Institute.

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OPPO will work closely with the IEEE, which is a known authority of critical technical standards globally, to enhance the formulation of international standards.

Scientific research

IEEE’s series of academic journals and conferences are the top platforms in their fields. OPPO plans to summarize and present its technical achievements in artificial intelligence, communication technology, hardware technology, and more to IEEE and the global engineering community. OPPO is continuously strengthening its scientific research investment in recent years, and it has onboarded a slew of top scientists in the industry.

OPPO is looking forward to working with IEEE to facilitate the technology-driven conversations through relevant and engaging efforts such as visits, lectures, and conferences.


Recently, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the 2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) ranking, where OPPO ranked among the top five. OPPO has submitted more than 3,000 5G standards-related documents to 3GPP, ranking among the top contributors to the international standards organization.

At present, OPPO employs over 10,000 R&D staff with four research centers and six research institutes around the world.

In previous reports, Tony Chen, founder and CEO, OPPO founder, said OPPO will invest $6.9 billion on research and development within three years to promote research in 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, big data, and other fields, as well as building core underlying hardware technologies and software engineering ability.