The cofounder of Research in Motion spoke with Spectrum Online about the BlackBerry maker’s R&D efforts, market expansion, and future directions. The first question Spectrum Online asked Mike Lazaridis is what is something that about RIM that people don’t know.
Mike replies that RIM is actually a very large company, employing over 4000 employees worldwide. What’s not surprising from a company founded by a man with a doctarate in engineering is that RIM is heavily focused on research and development.
The other thing is that Iâ€™m a real believer in heavy-duty research. And we tend to pride ourselves on the kinds of research facilities that we have here: the laboratories, the design environments, the CAD tools, the IT systems that we have in place, and the manufacturing plant. We really take this very, very seriously. Weâ€™re in this to produce the best products we can. We believe in making our products better from year to year. We also believe in having a lot of control over our products to make sure we provide the level of quality and performance in every aspect of the product we manufacture.