Chipmaker Intel Corporation will open its new design and engineering center in Hyderabad on December 2. The US-based firm has set up a huge facility at Salarpuria Knowledge City in the IT corridor of Madhapur. The firm is reported to have taken four floors on lease for the center, which will have a seating capacity of 1,500.
“Happy to share that global tech leader Intel will be unveiling their new design and engineering center in Hyderabad on December 2. Delighted that this will moreover advance Hyderabad’s status as a key product innovation purpose,” Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao tweeted on Thursday.
It was in November last year that the minister had made the announcement of Intel setting up shop here after Intel India country head Nivruti Rai had met him.
Intel, which has completed 20 years in India, earlier this year acquired part of Ineda Systems, a Hyderabad-based semiconductor design startup.
The US-based firm acquired 100 engineers of Ineda for their skills in graphics, an area on which the design and engineering center is likely to focus along with Artificial Intelligence and 5G.
Intel facility will be the latest addition to the list of marquee names in Hyderabad that includes Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon.
Intel facility has come up three months after US-based e-commerce giant Amazon opened its largest office building anywhere in the world.
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus also launched its largest R&D center in Hyderabad.
Last year, US-based semiconductor and telecommunications facilities company Qualcomm declared a $400 million stake in locking up its most extensive outside the United States in Hyderabad.