AMD, a global semiconductor company, recently announced its ambitious $400 million investment plan for continued growth in India. Commencing this year, the company will establish a new design center in Bangalore, India, which will be its largest yet, bringing 3,000 engineering job roles by 2028.
The new office in Bangalore will include spacious lab facilities, advanced collaboration tools, and customised seating arrangements to foster team collaboration. This investment aligns with the Government of India's policy initiatives aimed at fostering growth in the semiconductor industry.
AMD has been part of India's semiconductor ecosystem since 2001. Now, with the new 500,000-square-foot Bangalore campus, it will expand to a total of 10 locations across key cities, including Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Cabinet Minister for Railways, Telecommunications, Electronics and IT, Government of India said, "We welcome the AMD plan to expand its leading-edge R&D engineering operations in India.”
Additionally, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship commented, “I welcome AMD's decision to set up its largest R&D design centre in India and expansion of the India-AMD partnership. It will certainly play an important role in building a world-class semiconductor design and innovation ecosystem. It will also provide tremendous opportunities for our large pool of highly skilled semiconductor engineers and researchers and will catalyse PM Narendra Modi’s vision of India becoming a global talent hub,"
Mark Papermaster, EVP and CTO of AMD stated, "From a handful of employees in 2001 to more than 6,500 employees today, AMD has grown its India footprint based on the strong foundation established by our local leadership and the highly skilled talent pool. Our India teams will continue to play a pivotal role in delivering high-performance and adaptive solutions that support AMD customers worldwide. By further investing and expanding our presence in Bangalore, we are committed to driving innovation in India to support the India Semiconductor Mission.”