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Bangalore, Feb 20 (UNI) AMD, the leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets, today announced the opening of a new silicon design and platform research and development facility in the city.

Company Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz who inaugurated the facility highlighted the region's rapidly growing contribution to AMD's Global Silicon and Platform Design Leadership The newly built center comprised of state-of-the-art office space offering a host of modern amenities to improve the overall work experience, he said.

"Our engineering employees in India play a critical role in AMD's global design network, and this new R&D center 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 design and deliver industry-leading solutions specifically tailored to the needs of customers in India and worldwide, he said.

Mr. Alok Ohrie, Managing Director, AMD India said, "In a short span of six years in India, AMD has grown its market share significantly and made considerable contributions to global R&D efforts." The R&D teams in Bangalore are playing the lead role on 'Shanghai', AMD's first 45nm quad-core microprocessor, and are 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', a company release said today.

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