Haier Home Appliances Industry Group Co., Ltd., has opened its Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Redwood City. This move places Haier at the center of North American tech innovation as the company strives to identify and infuse the latest tech innovations into its products and brands. The Silicon Valley Innovation Center is the North American hub for all of Haier’s advanced technology outreach, but it will work in close collaboration with sister sites in Israel and Shanghai under the guidance of Dr Tao Xie, General Manager of Global R&D Centers Operation. This newly opened location will serve as a key resource for all Haier product lines, focusing on the rapid advances being made at local research facilities, universities, venture capital-backed startups and incubators, and Tier-I OEMs. Peter Himes will serve as general manager of Silicon Valley Innovation Center. He will be supported by a small team of tech professionals in Silicon Valley.
The market has generally been slow be it televisions or home appliances. Dishwashers saw a spurt for a couple of months, but the boom seems to be over for that...Read More