LONDON – Texas Instruments Inc. has announced an expansion of its Kilby Labs R&D in Bangalore, India, according to local reports.
TI has been present in India for 25 years. Kilby Labs was announced in September 2008 and opened in Dallas in January 2009. The Labs is named after Jack Kilby one of the inventors of the integrated circuit in 1958.
Since its opening in Dallas in January 2009, Kilby Labs has completed five projects and launched one new business unit, local reports said.
The reports did not say how much money TI would invest in Kilby Labs Bangalore or how many researchers would be employed there. Kilby Labs India will be led by Venu Gopinathan, who joined TI India in June 2010, according to the reports.
Projects will include such topics and energy efficiency and bio-electronics and life sciences. "The objective is to foster breakthrough ideas by giving them whatever they need, to nurture, and then demonstrate them right inside these labs," a Cyber Media Online report quoted Gopinathan as saying.
One might imagine that the type of opportunity presented by a top notch R&D organization such as Kilby Labs might be something that would not be readily available in India compared to the size of the talent pool. The propensity for job hoping of top talent might be lower there than here in the U.S.
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This TI Lab is a think tank. They just want to brainstorm ideas and take the best ones back to the business units for implementation. Setting up in India is also a way of outsourcing. I think it is dumb for an American company to move their new product imagination out of the country. How many of the TI employees in India will feel any allegiance to the company?
I welcome this move by TI. This will help some cutting edge technology research to happen in India and Indians will be able to take real pride in contributing to the same. May be TI can also add research in Solar Energy related research in this lab
TI began operation in India in 1985 as the first multinational to establish a software design center in India and the first to install and use a satellite dish for exporting software. Since then for more than last 25 years it was a steady journey for TI India and is known as one of the great places to work in. Great news again! Also , Energy efficiency, Bio-electronics and Life sciences are some of the hot topics for research of the hour.
India is becoming a strong provider of technology based human resources in a good level. so TI is interested to make use for a good cause of the world. especially the areas energy efficiency,bioelectronics and life sciences there is big space and lot to be done
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