Research and Development on Global Scale
Headquartered in Taiwan, Delta invests 6% to 7% of the group's annual sales revenue in R&D and has worldwide R&D facilities China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the U.S.A., and Europe. In 2018, Delta has over 9,000 R&D engineers throughout the world with R&D activities coordinated on a global scale.
Delta's labs at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, U.S.A., include the Delta Power Electronics Laboratory, which develops high-efficiency and high-density power conversion products, and the Delta Networks R&D Laboratory, which develops networking products. Delta's R&D team in Soest, Germany, focuses on developing key power supply products and technologies for various applications such as hybrid vehicles, super computers, high-end server storage, telecommunications, datacenters, and wind power converters.
Among Delta's 23 R&D centers in China, Delta Power Electronics Center (DPEC) in Pudong, Shanghai was established in 1999 to aggressively develop advanced energy-saving technologies. We also have CNAS (China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment) accredited laboratories in Shanghai, Guangdong and Jiangsu, as well as post Ph.D. innovation stations in our R&D centers in Shanghai and Jiangsu.
Cultivation for R&D Talents
Delta has also made long-term investments in cultivating R&D expertise and innovation. Delta has joint R&D programs with U.S. universities such as MIT, Virginia Polytech, Case Western Reserve University, as well as Taiwan's National Cheng-Kung University, National Central University, and National Taiwan University, and other top schools in both Taiwan and China. In China, the Delta Foundation has established the "Delta Power Electronics Science and Education Development Program" and the "Delta Scholar Program," which are involved in co-developing a variety of advanced energy-efficient products and technologies with eight top universities.