Intel plans new development center in India to boost graphics development efforts
Intel will be setting up a new technology development center in the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana. Intel India Chief Nivruti Rai met with Telangana Government officials last week to convey the decision to setup a development center in the city. The proposed center is expected to provide 1,500 jobs initially and is expected to scale up to 5,000 jobs in the next few years.
Hyderabad is already home to IT giants such as Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Qualcomm, Oracle, etc. and Intel's new shop is expected to further boost the prospects of the city as a preferred IT destination in India. Intel, however, is not new to the Indian market and already has two sites in another IT hotspot, Bengaluru. In fact, the company has just inaugurated a 44-acre design center in Bengaluru (its second largest in the world) with 100,000 sq.ft. of lab infrastructure for research on 5G network technologies, cloud, client, graphics, AI, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
Raja Koduri, who is now heading Intel's Core and Visual Computing Group, said that the upcoming Hyderabad development center will help the existing R&D centers in Bengaluru to "cover our Graphics and throughput computing hardware and software ambitions".