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Intel invests $178M to expand Indian R&D design center


Intel Corporation has announced that it will invest $178 million (INR 1144 crore approx.) to expand its R&D presence in India and build a new state-of-the-art design house in Bengaluru. The design campus will be located at Intel’s campus in the city and will house 620,000 square-feet area, which will include lab and specialized infrastructure for chip design and verification. According to the company this additional capacity will help Intel India consolidate its R&D operations to a large extent at the SRR campus.

The India operations is Intel’s largest design center outside the US and is engaged in engineering work such as chip/system-on-chip design, graphics, software and platform for the cloud, devices and IoT markets involving advanced technology areas such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 5G.

“Intel India plays a very strategic role in Intel’s growth, with significant contributions to Intel’s technology and product leadership,” said Nivruti Rai, General Manager, Vice President of Data Center Group, Intel India.

“We are excited about expanding our best-in-class R&D infrastructure in India that will enable us to continue our momentum in doing cutting-edge innovation and design work from India. We look forward to working with the vibrant ecosystem in India and contribute to the country’s innovation journey.”

The company states that the building design is ‘smart and green’, constructed using ‘One High Technology’, with each floor being built on the ground, then lifted and attached to the of the building, and then built from the roof downward. This technology will enable the reduction of scheduled construction time by 30% as compared to traditional construction methods. It will be equipped with IoT-based smart features, including smart lights and real-time occupancy management, and will use renewable energy sources like fuel cell-based power.

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