GE Opens New Software Center In The Bay Area

GE is announcing the establishment of a new Global Software Center to be headquartered San Francisco. The new center will employ approximately 400 software developers.

The company’s current software portfolio includes technologies that help businesses improve productivity and increase cost savings, specifically in terms of operating power plants, jet engines, electric vehicle charging stations, locomotives or medical systems.

Design work on the new center is under way with construction of the space beginning
later this year. Employees will begin moving into the new center in mid-2012. In
addition to the San Ramon facility, GE has opened two other software operations over
the past two years, in Detroit and Richmond, VA.

GE recently acquired Converteam, a France-based provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, for approximately $3.2 billion.