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IBM sets up tech design centre in Bangalore

May 21, 2003 17:43 IST

International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a technology centre in India that would provide design services for advanced chips and hardware boards to companies across Asia.

The unit, based in Bangalore, is part of IBM's engineering and technology services divisions in the United States, Europe and Japan, the company said in a statement.

"The centre will enable IBM to leverage a vast and talented Indian information technology talent pool, competent in large integration and embedded software design," said Uday Shukla, director, technology group labs at IBM India.

The company declined to give the staff size of the new centre.

IBM is one of the largest technology firms in India and employs about 5,000 people across its hardware and software units.

India is fast emerging as a key chip design centre for global giants such as Texas Instruments, Motorola and Intel, aided by the country's vast pool of engineers who can be hired at a fraction of what their counterparts earn in the West.

Chip giant Intel last week said it would invest $41 million in India to set up a facility in Bangalore to design and develop a new generation of microprocessors. It aims to double its staff size in India to 2,000 by end-2004.

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Sub: surprise

i am surprise to hear thi news wish u all the best i think its provide lot of job oppu for we people like electronics ...

Posted by haji mohamed

Sub: way to go!!!

way to go INDIA. but i think we gotta speard our expertise to other tech fields, like hardware & chip manufacturing. ONLY then we can ...

Posted by desiUSA

Sub: again!!

one more feather in bangalore's hat. i feel proud of saying i am from bangalore. Krishna has taken every initiative to make b'lore the next ...

Posted by Deepak BS

Sub: cool

this is very good news for many electronics engineers around the country..but the universities have to gear up to be more industry oriented..

Posted by meghana


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