AMD's silicon design, platform R

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Bangalore, Nov 29 (UNI) AMD, the leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets, today opened its new silicon design and platform Research and Development (R and D) facility in the city.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz said as India's role and importance in AMD's global R and D network increased, the number of employees in the city-based facility continued to grow, requiring a new facility that would accommodate the current team, while also providing room for future growth.

''Our engineering employees in India play a critical role in AMD's global design network, and this new R and D centre gives them the world-class equipment and resources they need to excel.'' He said in AMD's quest to become the technology partner of choice for the industry, this facility was vital to help us design and deliver industry-leading solutions.

AMD India Managing Director Alok Ohrie said that in a short span of six years in India, the company had grown its market share significantly and made considerable contributions to the global R and D efforts. AMD India's expansion demonstrated the confidence it had in the delivery capabilities of the India R and D teams.

He said the R and D teams in India were playing the lead role on 'Shanghai', AMD's first 45nm quad-core microprocessor, and was currently involved in design testing and optimisation of the new chip.

Prior to their efforts on Shanghai, the teams were responsible for delivering key intellectual property (IP) for the first AMD Quad-Core Opteron microprocessor, previously codenamed 'Barcelona', he said.

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