AMD opens new R and D centre

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Bangalore, Feb 20 (UNI) AMD, the leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets, today announced opening of a new silicon design and platform Research and Development centre 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 centre comprised of state-of-the-art office space offering a host of modern amenities to improve the overall work experience, he added.

''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.

AMD India MD, Alok Ohrie said ''in a short span of six years in India, AMD has grown its market share significantly and made considerable contributions to global R and D efforts.'' The R and D teams in Bangalore were playing the lead role on 'Shanghai', AMD's first 45nm quad-core microprocessor and were currently involved in design testing and optimisation of the new chip.

The teams were responsible for delivering key intellectual property (IP) for the first AMD Quad-Core 'Opteron' microprocessor, previously code named 'Barcelona', a company release said today.

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