Dell is eyeing increased investments in its Bengaluru research and development (R&D) center as part of its commitment to strengthening its presence in Karnataka. With 25 global manufacturing facilities, 14 of which are dedicated to R&D, Dell is already a significant player in the tech industry.
In a meeting held in New Delhi, Dell’s team, consisting of key executives like Shri. Michael Dundas, Shri. Alan Richey, and Tabrez Ahmad, Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Govt Affairs and Public Policy, engaged with the Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Industries & Infrastructure, Government of Karnataka, Shri M. B. Patil. They discussed plans for potential investment and expansion in Karnataka.
One of Dell’s key requests was for support from the Karnataka government to overcome import restrictions on Special Economic Zone (SEZ) operations. Such support would not only facilitate Dell’s expansion in India but also enhance cost sustainability for the company.
Furthermore, a meeting with Global Foundries (GF), a semiconductor manufacturing leader, revealed plans to hire 200 skilled workers in Bengaluru. Shri M.B. Patil assured government support for GF and efforts to connect them with customers and suppliers.
GF, valued at $30 billion, also expressed interest in expanding its Aerospace and Defence (A&D) presence in Karnataka, hinting at a comprehensive business strategy.
The delegation attended a Business Roundtable organized by the US-India Chamber of Commerce, AKKA, TiE Austin, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce, bringing together around 60 entrepreneurs, including senior VPs and CEOs. This event discussed trade and economic relations, promising growth for Dell and Karnataka’s tech ecosystem.
Dell’s commitment to Karnataka reflects its contribution to India’s tech landscape and economic development. We should get more developments regarding this matter in the coming months.