I've been saying that India is the "next China" for some time now.
This one is from a couple of weeks ago, but I found it quite interesting. "TI executive meets with India government official to outline benefits of open standards to drive mobile handset penetration."
As my colleagues will tell you, I've been saying that India is the "next China" for some time now. The folks at TI seem to be getting that message as well. My main point is that there are two key reasons to have a strong presence in India, just as there is in China. First, the potential base of users is huge. I know that they may not have as much money to spend, but we can figure out how to get around that, just as we did in China.
The second issue is that the labor in India is very inexpensive. Hence, it's a place that many will take advantage of in terms of engineering talent.
For its part, TI's senior VP of its wireless terminals business unit announced that the company is increasing its wireless design presence in India with a new R&D) center in Chennai. It's an effort that I applaud, and one that I think will pay huge dividends down the road.