Idaho-headquartered global semiconductor and storage solutions provider Micron Technology has appointed former Intel veteran, Anand Ramamoorthy, as the managing director for its India operations.
Ramamoorthy will lead the research and development, engineering and support functions of the India sites for the world’s fourth-largest semiconductor manufacturer.
“Anand will play a key role in growing our India operations and driving innovation for Micron products and solutions,” said Jeff VerHeul, senior vice president of nonvolatile engineering at Micron, according to a statement.
In India, Micron has offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, where it focuses on technologies related to artificial intelligence, cloud computing, 5G and machine learning. The company had only recently opened its Indian operations with the start of the Bengaluru office in January 2019 and the opening of the Hyderabad office in October this year.
“Memory and storage technologies are foundational to enabling growth in AI, the cloud and 5G,” said Ramamoorthy.
An alumnus of IIT Roorkee and Auburn University, Alabama, along with Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University, California. Ramamoorthy was previously with companies such as Intel, Harman, Marvell and Freescale where he led teams in wireless, automotive electronics, data centre and cybersecurity.
He moved to India in 2009 to head the Indian operations for Marvell Semiconductors.
Micron clocked revenues of $23.4 billion in the 2019 fiscal year. TechCircle had earlier reported that the company plans to hire 2000 employees across India over the next few years.
The company produces dynamic random access memory (DRAM), synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), flash memory, solid-state drive (SSD) and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensing chips.