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Xilinx eyes India center to be global R&D hub

Posted: 20 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:R&D hub? Xilinx India design center? FPGA?

Xilinx Inc. has disclosed various initiatives to develop its India center into a global R&D hub to enable the company to strengthen its (global) R&D ecosystem, and expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region.

The company also appointed Mallik Moturi as managing director of Xilinx India. Moturi will focus on formulating and driving a customer-focused R&D strategy and further strengthening relationships with the growing number of customers in India and Asia Pacific. Moturi will also spearhead the integration of the Xilinx India team with worldwide R&D operations.

Iain Morris, executive VP and general manager of the Xilinx advanced products group said, "Our team in India has accomplished many significant milestones in a short period. Xilinx is committed towards fully developing the India centre into a global R&D hub. Xilinx India will now undertake global projects of strategic importance."

Moturi added "Xilinx India will now play a crucial role in the entire chain of global R&D activities including IP core development, software development and systems and applications. While earlier activities focused on IP core development, we are now setting up core groups to undertake software and systems & applications development. Xilinx India currently employs about 100 high-end design engineers and the plan is to significantly increase our strength of high end engineers covering all the three competency areas."

The system and application centre will concentrate on domain specific platforms for Xilinx customers across in areas such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, video and connectivity, in collaboration with the go-to-market system and application teams in APAC. The software centre will focus on EDA tools and algorithm development, verification and benchmarking for FPGAs. The India centre will continue to provide design verification for most IP cores developed by Xilinx globally and offer technical support for Xilinx customers.

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