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AMD opens new R&D facility in India

Posted: 30 Nov 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:silicon design  processing solutions  quad-core microprocessor 

AMD's R&D facility

AMD has announced the opening of a new silicon design and platform research and development (R&D) facility in Bangalore, India.

As India's role and importance in AMD"s global R&D network increases, the number of employees in Bangalore continues to grow, requiring a new facility that will accommodate the current team while also providing room for future growth. Employees will move into the new 52,000 square-foot centre upon its completion and continue to focus on development of AMD's most advanced next-generation processing solutions.

"Our engineering employees in India play a critical role in AMD's global design network, and this new R&D centre gives them the world-class equipment and resources they need to excel," said Hector Ruiz, AMD's chairman and CEO. "In AMD's quest to become the technology partner of choice for the industry, this facility is vital to help us design and deliver industry-leading solutions specifically tailored to the needs of our customers in India, and for all our customers worldwide."

Alok Ohrie, managing director, AMD India said, "In a short span of six years in India, AMD has grown its market share significantly and made considerable contributions to global R&D efforts. AMD India's expansion demonstrates the confidence our corporation has in the delivery capabilities of the India R&D teams."

The R&D teams in Bangalore are playing the lead role on "Shanghai", AMD's first 45nm quad-core microprocessor, and are currently involved in design testing and optimisation of the new chip. Prior to their efforts on Shanghai, the teams were responsible for delivering key intellectual property (IP) for the first AMD Quad-Core Opteron microprocessor, previously codenamed "Barcelona".

AMD will continue operating its first facility in the city, using the existing office space for administration, sales and marketing staff.

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