BANGALORE, India Graphics chip firm ATI Technologies Inc. has readied a new center in Hyderabad in southern India, where it first set up shop less than a year ago.
The new center will be able to accommodate more than 400 people, allowing for more than doubling of the company's Indian staff size of 175.
The new center makes ATI's expansion plans in India clear, but there is currently no timetable for the expansion.
Hyderabad is already ATI's largest R&D site outside North America. Development of chipsets for wireless handsets, high-definition TV sets and set-top boxes is conducted there.
"The Indian development team has kept pace with the growth of our worldwide customer demand and has helped us develop products faster and more efficiently," said Adrian Hartog, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer business unit of ATI (Ontario, Canada). "It has also opened up new regional markets. Expanding into a new facility in less than a year indicates ATI's acknowledgement of Indian talent in VLSI design."