by CIO Staff

TI Sets Up Second Development Facility in India

Jul 13, 20062 mins
IT LeadershipOutsourcing

Texas Instruments (TI) has set up a second R&D center in India, the company announced Wednesday.

The new center in Chennai in south India opened with 25 staff. It will focus mainly on development in the area of wireless communications and analog chip design, a company spokesman said Thursday.

TI, of Dallas, Texas, was one of the first multinational technology companies to set up an offshore development center in India in the 1980s. The company’s first facility in Bangalore employs 1,250 engineers to design chips and develop embedded software for applications such as broadband, voice over IP, wireless, and automotive and consumer electronics.

A number of mobile telecommunications equipment makers including Nokia of Espoo, Finland, and Motorola of Schaumburg, Ill., have announced plans to set up manufacturing facilities and other operations in Chennai, which is the home constituency of the country’s minister for communications and information technology, Dayanidhi Maran.

TI has set up a facility in Chennai to be close to its customers like Nokia and Motorola, the spokesman said. Chennai also has a large pool of analog design engineers because of the presence in the city of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), he added.

-John Ribeiro, IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau)

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