BANGALORE, India Graphics and digital media solutions firm ATI Technologies Inc. has opened what it said is a key research and development center for its consumer and PC business units at Hyderabad in south India.
ATI (Ontario, Canada) will invest millions of dollars in the center, said to be the company's largest outside North America. It plans to hire about a hundred engineers for the center, which will develop next-generation audio and digital multimedia products for consumer electronics devices and PCs, as well as chipsets for PCs, mobile handsets and high-definition television sets.
CuTe Solutions, which ATI recently acquired, has a center in Hyderabad, whose staff will be retained by ATI.
"We found a pool of high-quality engineering talent available in Hyderabad and that's why we have chosen it as the location for our new research and development center," said Adrian Hartog, chief technology officer and senior vice president, consumer business unit, ATI Technologies.
"Engineers in India now have a golden opportunity to help define a new world standard in visualization technology right here in Hyderabad. We plan to work closely with universities with a reputation for graduating India's top engineering talent," said Dasaradha Gude, managing director, ATI Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.