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R&D facility expanded; to invest USD 75million

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Hyderabad, Apr 27 (UNI) ATI Technologies Inc., a world leader lin the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions, today announced that it had expanded and moved to a new 48,000-square foot facility here and would invest upto USD 75 million over the next five years.

ATI's largest R&D centre outside North America would be able to accommodate over 400 engineers and support staff, more than double its current staff of 175. "Initially we will be (investing) USD 50 million and we may scale it up to USD 75 million over the next five years'', ATI Technologies India Managing Director, Dasaradha Gude told the media here.

ATI formally opened the principal R and D centre for its consumer and PC business units in Hyderabad, India, on May 4, 2005. The Hyderabad facility focuses on R and D of next generation audio and digital media products that would help broaden ATI's offerings for consumer electronics devices and PCs, and strengthen ATI's position as industry leader in digital multimedia solutions for all platforms. It was currently working on developing chipsets for cell phones, high-definition TVs and set-top boxes.

"The new workspace, custom-built to ATI's specifications, was designed to align with the company's global product development centre design concept with open architecture, modular workstations and various multi-purpose product design and meeting spaces".

The Indian development team had kept pace with the growth of worldwide customer demand and had helped develop products faster and more efficiently. It had also opened up new regional markets, said Adiran Hartog, Senior Vice President and GM, Consumer Business Unit, AT Technologies Inc.

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