has announced the establishment of a new centre in Bangalore,
to provide technology design services for advanced chips,
cards and systems to companies in India and across Asia.
centre will coordinate and leverage regional engineering,
research and technology design services delivery skills
from several IBM locations to design a wide variety of
new electronic gear for customers. These designs will
range from complex chips to entire systems.
through its engineering and technology services division,
helps companies in a variety of industries design innovative
products. With this addition in Bangalore, the organisation
is approaching 1,000 engineers. In addition to India,
technology services design centres are located in the
US at Burlington, Endicott, Rochester, Austin, Texas and
Raleigh; in Europe, at Mainz, Germany; in Japan at Yamato.
offerings from this new business initiative fall into
four basic categories:
1. Component solutions: system on chip design services;
custom circuit design services.
2. System solutions: system architecture and design
services; power, packaging and cooling solutions.
3. Technology consulting: IP management consulting;
manufacturing consulting; verification and on demand ''e-design''
4. Mission transfer services: enabling a company
to focus on its core competencies while turning over entire
engineering missions to IBM.
company''s design capabilities are the broadest in the
industry," says Uday Shukla, director, Technology
Group Lab, India. "We have a history of high client
satisfaction in technology design services, a record of
success in the OEM market and industry-leading semiconductor
technologies. We can, therefore, provide a variety of
clients with unique, cost-effective, end-to-end solutions.
The India centre will enable IBM to leverage a vast and
talented Indian IT talent pool, competent in VLSI and
embedded software design to create quality and innovative
solutions for our customers."
new centre will combine deep technical know-how with access
to IBM''s vast portfolio of intellectual property, helping
clients enhance current products or build entirely new
products. Skills will be broad: they will include ASIC
logic designers, physical design, verification, mechanical
design, server system firmware, card design plus embedded
and application software expertise, especially in Linux.
says the centre''s value proposition is all about access,
giving clients a portal into IBM, leveraging system design
expertise, best-practice design methodologies for affordable
custom chips and a variety of skills and talent that can
be made available on demand.