Nintendo Platform Technology Development
Nintendo Platform Technology Development[a], commonly abbreviated as Nintendo PTD, is a hardware development division inside Nintendo. The division was created in September 2015 after the merger of Nintendo's Integrated Research & Development and System Development divisions.
Exterior of the Nintendo Development Center in Kyoto, Japan
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The Nintendo Platform Technology Development division was created on September 16, 2015, as part of a company-wide organizational restructure that took place under Nintendo's then newly appointed president, Tatsumi Kimishima. The division was created after the merger of two Nintendo's divisions, the Integrated Research & Development (IRD), which specialized in hardware development, and System Development (SDD), which specialized operating system development and its development environment and network services.
The new division assumed both of its predecessors' roles. Ko Shiota, formerly Deputy General Manager of the IRD division, serves as the General Manager, while Takeshi Shimada, formerly Deputy General Manager of the Software Environment Development Department of the SDD division, serves the same role.
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