Seagate, the company that introduced full-drive encryption and the first perpendicular notebook drives announced that it is injecting roughly $ 300 million into Singapore. The money will be spent expanding Seagate’s R&D capacity. According to reports, Seagate is planning to add roughly 1500 to 2000 new employees as well as an additional 200 R&D focused engineers and scientists.

Seagate, the company that introduced full-drive encryption and the first perpendicular notebook drives announced that it is injecting roughly $ 300 million into Singapore. The money will be spent expanding Seagate’s R&D capacity. According to reports, Seagate is planning to add roughly 1500 to 2000 new employees as well as an additional 200 R&D focused engineers and scientists.

Seagate’s Singapore team has been primarily focused on developing technologies for the 1-inch market. Interestingly, Maxtor — which was acquired by Seagate last year — previously had roughly 2000 people working in Singapore, which was not discussed.