Intel has announced an investment of US$178 million in India to expand its R&D presence and build a new design house at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Intel India is Intel’s largest design center outside the U.S.
The new building has 620,000 sq. ft. of space and includes lab capacity, with specialized infrastructure that will be used for chip design and verification purposes. This additional capacity will help Intel India consolidate its R&D operations to a large extent at the SRR campus. The upcoming facility, SRR4, will be constructed using innovative “One High Technology,” with each floor being built on the ground, then lifted and attached to the of the building, and then built from the roof downward. This technology will enable the reduction of scheduled construction time by 30 percent as compared to traditional construction methods.
Intel said that this is the second such building in India and it will be equipped with IoT-based smart features, including smart lights and real-time occupancy management, and will use renewable energy sources like fuel cell-based power.
Priyank Kharge, Minister of Information Technology & Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka said,
Bengaluru has the right potential required for growth in the IT industries and such an investment will propel the state and in turn move the country forward in achieving greater heights. This is one of the many investment agendas that we have planned for the state. I’m confident that Intel’s investments will encourage innovation and bring in more opportunities.
Nivruti Rai, Intel India general manager, vice president of Data Center Group said,
Intel India plays a very strategic role in Intel’s growth, with significant contributions to Intel’s technology and product leadership. We are excited about expanding our best-in-class R&D infrastructure in India that will enable us to continue our momentum in doing cutting-edge innovation and design work from India. We look forward to working with the vibrant ecosystem in India and contribute to the country’s innovation journey.
Intel India is engaged in engineering work such as chip/system-on-chip design, graphics, software and platform for the cloud, devices and IoT markets involving advanced technology areas such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 5G.