AMD opens largest global design centre in Bengaluru

"AMD setting up its largest design centre in Bengaluru is a testament to the confidence global companies have in India,” Ashwini Vaishnaw said.

Edited By: Shubham Verma

Published: Nov 28, 2023, 07:16 PM IST

AMD opens largest global design centre in Bengaluru

Highlights

  • AMD has opened the largest global design centre in Karnataka's Bengaluru.
  • This is a 500,000-square-foot campus focused on design and development of semiconductor technology.
  • The new campus is part of AMDs' $400 million investment in India over the next five years.

The unveiling of chip-maker AMD's largest global design centre in India, which plans to host approximately 3,000 engineers in coming years, is a testament to global companies' confidence in India, Union Minister for Railways, Telecommunications, Electronics, and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Tuesday. The 500,000-square-foot campus in Bengaluru is focused on the design and development of semiconductor technology including 3D stacking, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and more.

"India's semiconductor programme launched under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays strong emphasis on supporting the design and talent ecosystem for semiconductors," Vaishnaw said. "AMD setting up its largest design centre in Bengaluru is a testament to the confidence global companies have in India," the minister said.

Besides Vaishnaw, AMD leaders such as Mark Papermaster, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; David Wang, Senior Vice President of GPU Technologies and Engineering; Brian Amick, Senior Vice President of Central Engineering; and Andrej Zdravkovic, Chief Software Officer and Senior Vice President of GPU Technologies were present at the inauguration.

The campus is part of the company's $400 million investment in India over the next five years, announced at 'Semicon India 2023'. The campus will serve as a centre of excellence for the development of leadership products across high-performance CPUs for the data centre and PCs, data centre and gaming GPUs, and adaptive SoCs and FPGAs for embedded devices. AMD has offices across 10 locations in India, including Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

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"This new design centre will help propel technology and product development across the AMD portfolio, fueling the next generation of high-performance, adaptive and AI computing solutions for our customers around the world," said Mark Papermaster, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AMD.

The space features modern R&D labs spread over 60,000 square feet and a large demo centre for visitors to experience AMD products and solutions. "The India Design Centre started with a handful of employees in 2004. Today, 25 percent of AMD's global workforce is located in India and they support the development of AMD leadership products for data centre, gaming, PC and embedded customers," said Jaya Jagadish, India Country Head, AMD.

-- Written with inputs from IANS

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