US-based wireless technology provider Silicon Labs is looking to triple its headcount here in India. The company opened a new office in Hyderabad today, located in Salarpuria Sattva Knowledge city. Matt Johnson, President and CEO of Silicon Labs, said that the company has nearly 500 employees in the country right now, and plans to grow the same to 1500 by 2025.
Johnson added that India is already the company’s largest research and development (R&D) hub. The company has 20 offices worldwide, with headquarters in Austin, Texas in the US. According to Manish Kothari, senior vice president, Silicon Labs India, the company plans to hire both fresh graduates and skilled professionals. “We hire from a variety of universities across India. We also have an internal training program where we take even experienced people to really make them productive as fast as possible,” he said.
“Silicon Labs Hyderabad is fast becoming the leading IoT wireless technology centre in the region. For 15 years, Silicon Labs has been investing time, talent, and resources into building an unprecedented platform to support the broadest set of wireless technologies, standards, and ecosystems worldwide. Our Hyderabad wireless development centre is instrumental to our innovation and growth,” Johnson said.
Silicon Labs has also partnered with the Smart City Living Lab at the International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad (IIIT-H), which was built in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Government of Telangana. It plans to launch a wireless network aimed at enabling smart city applications, like street lighting, with IIT-H on September 29.