Rajeev Chandrasekhar predicted that India’s digital economy will be worth one trillion dollars by the year 2025 as he was introducing a new facility for the chip manufacturing giant Intel in India.
The largest manufacturer of computer chips in the world, Intel, is increasing its presence in the nation in terms of its design and engineering operations.
Intel India announced on Friday a new facility that has a total area of 453,000 square feet and is comprised of two towers. The facility has the capacity to house 2,000 employees. It will assist promote cutting-edge design and engineering work in client environments, data centres, graphics, artificial intelligence, automotive segments, and the Internet of Things (IoT), which allows intelligent devices to connect with one another.
“I am walking into the Intel campus after many years,” said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who is the Union minister of state for electronics and information technology. On Friday, Rajeev Chandrasekhar visited Intel’s Bengaluru campus to unveil the new state-of-the-art facility that is being constructed there.
Vinod Dham, known as the “father of the Pentium processor,” chose Chandrasekhar to work at Intel as a senior design engineer and a CPU architect between the years of 1986 and 1991 in Silicon Valley, which is located in the United States. After some time, he went back to India to start his own business there.
During the years that we were establishing Intel, we worked significantly harder and lived a much more austere lifestyle. We had carpeting in a (dark) grey colour, and the cubicles and workstations were an awful orange colour. Chandrasekhar, who received his master’s degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, explained that despite this, Intel fostered a “can do” attitude throughout the company.
The facility has amenities such as Internet of Things (IoT)-based technology such as desk-booking platforms, an interactive kiosk for occupancy status and floor layouts, and real-time room occupancy indications. High-tech research and development labs take up one level and 70,000 square feet of space for the purposes of silicon design and validation. The building provides a wide variety of employee perks, including over fifty conference rooms with video conferencing capabilities, phone booths, collaboration spaces, breakout zones, and lounge areas.
Facilities in Bengaluru and Hyderabad are home to Intel’s largest design and engineering activities that are located outside of the United States. In all, it operates nine design and engineering centres across the Indian subcontinent, eight of which are located in Bengaluru and the other one in Hyderabad. The corporation, which has its headquarters in Santa Clara, California, stated that it has invested more than $8 billion in India up to this point and that it was continuing to increase its research and development as well as innovation footprint in the nation. It now employs around 14,000 people across the country of India.
Recent statements made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicate that the country’s annual consumption of semiconductors is likely to exceed $80 billion by the year 2026 and $110 billion by the year 2030. The sector was encouraged by Modi to make India a worldwide powerhouse for chip production.
“We have been working very closely with the government,” said Nivruti Rai, who is the country head of Intel India and the vice president of Intel Foundry Services. We were demonstrating a few of the new ideas that Intel is pushing forward in the Indian market.
The nation is home to around 650,000 different communities. In the city, people are talking about 3G, 4G, and 5G networks, while rural areas are still not linked. As a result, we are working to develop solutions that will allow connection to be provided to rural areas in a manner that is both cost-effective and scalable.
A great number of nations are investigating the possibility of driverless cars. However, Rai stated that Intel India was working on developing technologies that would help the car sector prevent collisions.
“We are now developing connection solutions as well as driver-assist systems and tailoring them specifically for use cases in India.”