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Immigration laws, talent pool entice San Jose company to set up R&D shop in Toronto

News | 04/03/2001 4:00 am EDT

Smart antenna maker ArrayComm Inc has chosen Toronto as the site for its second North American R&D centre, saying the skilled workers it needs aren’t available in Silicon Valley. The nine-year-old company headed by CEO Martin Cooper, inventor of the modern cellular phone, held its grand opening at its new King Street location on March 23. It’s in the process of hiring 25 engineers to staff the facility, which is headed by former Toronto resident and interim director Athos Kasapi.

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