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Bangalore emerging as hub of Chip Design, IP products

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Bangalore, Oct 29 (UNI) Bangalore city, which has emerged as the Silicon Valley of the country with scores of major global software giants setting up offshore entities here, is now turning into a hub of chip design and Intellectual Property product development.

Though the city housed a number of world IT majors, it was the small and medium sized IT companies, both indigenous and multinational, that have emerged as the key players in developing semiconductor designs and IP products. Bangalore had over 1,500 small and medium IT enterprises, many of which were involved in chip design development. They have produced hundreds of IPs both in semiconductor design and a host of other IT products.

According to top officials of the city-based SMEs that have hundreds of IPs under their belt, as showcased in the IP Zone in the ongoing IT exposition 'Bangalore IT.in', the milieu in the high-tech city was conducive for developing exclusive technologies.

Mr Siva Doraiswamy, Analog Designer of the US-based Rambus Chip Technologies, told UNI that ''some sort of 'Eureka' has happened to India in general and Bangalore in particular. There is an onset of innovation in this country. This is because of the mind power that has decided not to go abroad and increasing cases of reverse brain drain that has seen thousands of Indians, who went to the US during the last two decades, coming back.'' He said ''Indians are dominating in semiconductor design development. India is producing a bigger share in IP products in semiconductors. Even in those IPs produced outside the country, it is the Indian engineers who are producing it.'' MORE UNI RS GD SKB0920

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