AMD to spend $400m for Indian design centre

AMD to spend $400m for Indian design centre

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By Nick Flaherty

AMD is to spend $400m over the next five years to expand its research, development and engineering operations in India.

The investment will create AMD’s largest design centre, adding 3,000 engineering roles and new Bangalore campus to the 6,500 staff in the country.

The 500,000-square-foot campus is expected to open before the end of 2023 and will feature extensive lab space, state-of-the-art collaboration tools and seating configurations designed to foster teamwork. The investment is supported by the various policy initiatives of the Government of India focused on the semiconductor industry.

“I welcome AMD’s decision to set up its largest R&D design centre in India and expansion of the India-AMD partnership. It will certainly play an important role in building a world class semiconductor design and innovation ecosystem. It will also provide tremendous opportunities for our large pool of highly skilled semiconductor engineers and researchers and will catalyse PM Narendra Modi’s vision of India becoming a global talent hub,” said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

“From a handful of employees in 2001 to more than 6,500 employees today, AMD has grown its India footprint based on the strong foundation established by our local leadership and the highly skilled talent pool,” said Mark Papermaster, executive vice president and chief technology officer at AMD. 

“AMD has one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios fueled by growth in artificial intelligence, networking and 6G communications, and our India teams will continue to play a pivotal role in delivering the high-performance and adaptive solutions that support AMD customers worldwide. “By further investing and expanding our presence in Bangalore, we are committed to driving innovation in India to support the India Semiconductor Mission.”

AMD set up its first site in the country in 2001 in New Delhi and has 10 locations across Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

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