BENGALURU: Intel India, which unveiled its new design and engineering center in Bangalore on Friday, is betting big on data centers, IoT, graphics and artificial intelligence.
The new center with 4.53 lakh square feet of space over two towers that can accommodate 2,000 employees is located in its existing office in Bellandur and will help design and engineering work in the customer, data center, graphics and automotive segments.
With this new center, Intel India has eight design centers in total – in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, and has so far invested $8 billion.
For Intel, the Indian-designed wing is the second largest in the world after that of the United States. The chip giant, which has 13,500 employees in India, is also focusing on automobiles.
Nivruti Rai, country manager of Intel India and vice president of Intel Foundry Services, said Intel India is working on collision avoidance systems for the automotive industry. She said Intel India has grown and grown over the past five years.
Speaking of semiconductor shortages, Rai said, over the past two or three years there has been a mismatch between supply and demand and Covid has driven a lot of digitalization.
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“There is a need to grow more…we continue to grow. In the next two to three years, the chip shortages will be resolved,” Rai said.
Intel develops new semiconductor technologies, products and solutions as the building blocks for an increasingly smart and connected world in a wide range of markets.
The Intel India official also said that private 5G is the way forward for India. “I really push for a lot of companies and want to partner with them to enable private 5G,” she said.
Earlier, in inaugurating the new center with 4.53 lakh square feet of space that can accommodate 2,000 employees, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union State Minister for Electronics and Computers, said, “In order to to enable India’s aspiration to become a trillion-dollar digital economy by 2025, it is imperative that the country accelerates the pace of digitalization with a focus on excellence in innovation and engineering in the design of semiconductor products, including hardware and software. »