Microsoft to open RPA R&D hub with Softomotive

Microsoft will create robotic process automation (RPA) development center in Athens following the information technology giant’s recent acquisition of Greek-owned software company Softomotive.

“Our goal and plan is to have an RPA development hub inside of Greece, in Athens, seeded with the Softomotive team there,” Lamanna told the teleconference, which also saw the participation of the founders of Softomotive, fellow Greek company Think Silicon and the US giant Applied Materials that acquired it last month.

The acquisition of London-based Softomotive by Microsoft, announced late last month, is the biggest acquisition of a Greek-owned technology company to date, with the price reportedly being well above 100 million euros.

For now, discussions about Microsoft’s RPA development hub are still in the early stages, but sources say that after the acquisition of Think Silicon, the Nasdaq-listed Applied Materials group is planning to expand its network in Athens and Thessaloniki, and it might also create an R&D center in Greece in the future.

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