TI India commenced operations in Bangalore in 1985, becoming the first multinational to set up an R&D facility in India. TI started with the development and support of proprietary Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software systems.
EDA tool vendors started setting up their support offices.
IBM returns to India.
EDA tool vendors started software development work.
Intel started in 1999 as a 5-member team.
Indian Semiconductor Industry : Present …
TI India is now the largest R&D operation outside the US.
Cadence India includes facilities for research and development as well as IT support for Cadence worldwide and Global Customer Care.
Intel India's core areas include Chip sets, Design and manufacturing automation, Digital signal processing, Microprocessor, Networking products, with investments over US$ 2 billion.
Most of the big players in the industry viz Cisco, Broadcom, Qualcomm, LSI, Emulex, Sandisk have sizable design teams working out of India.
Indian Semiconductor Industry : Present
Companies like TI, intel etc already have multiple of their designs taped out from their India Design Centers
EDA companies too have had some of their latest tool releases done from their India Centers
nsysinc.com Software + Verification Ownership of Modules Support Center Complete ASIC Development
Other side of the story …
All this while, there have been ‘Indian companies’ too in the field. Those companies enjoyed the same advantages of the multinationals, notably
an abundance of local engineering talent
available at comparatively low cost
But they also had to endure such challenges as
high EDA-tool costs
attrition of trained engineers to the US
Other side of the story
Most of the Indian companies’ hardware activities started with the board & system design development, and later graduated to providing design and verification services.
Some of these companies actually took a lead and ventured into IP development too (Wipro, DCM Tech, Arasan to name a few)
PCI, PCI-X, USB, 1394 are some of the popular IPs in the connectivity domain from them
Largest company with sole focus on Verification IPs
There are a handful who are actually providing complete chip solutions today
nsysinc.com Accelerating designs
India is set to become the ASIC Design Hub
More and more designs coming out from India based Design Centers
Indian companies leading IP and VIP space, and also doing complete chip solutions
Expertise no longer limited to Digital, with lot many Design houses investing on developing Analog expertise too
Services would be VAS
Direction for the Future
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