Santa Clara, California headquartered chipmaker Intel is expanding its footprint in India with the launch of a new design and engineering center in Hyderabad.
The facility which was inaugurated by KT Rama Rao, minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, Telangana, will design the next generation of computing and communications technology, the company said in a statement.
“We have made significant impact in areas such as cloud, client, graphics, AI (artificial intelligence), 5G, and autonomous systems and our new design facility in Hyderabad will enable us to further boost innovation for India and the world,” Nivruti Rai, country head for Intel India and vice president of the data center group, Intel, said.
The new center, which is spread across 300,000 square feet, will keep contributing to global products and technologies across next generation SoCs, graphics, hardware platforms and software to fuel the company’s growth. The new facility will also have a dedicated space of 40,000 square eet for labs and an incubation center for hardware and systems startups in the IT corridor of the city.
Earlier this year, the company acquired Hyderabad based chip company Ineda Systems. Multiple media reports claimed that the chipmaker is expected to have 1,500 engineers at the new center.
"Over the past 50 years, Intel has brought immense compute power to millions of people, transforming the way we live and work. We are now ushering in a new era of ‘exascale computing’ driven by the rise of AI. Exascale for Everyone is an exciting vision and it requires fundamental disruptions across the technology stack. Intel’s design and engineering centers will play a critical role in driving this mission," Raja M Koduri, senior vice president, chief architect and general manager of architecture, graphics and software at Intel, said.
The company intends to strengthen further collaborations with the government, industry, academia towards accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship in Telangana.