Mumbai: HCL Technologies Ltd and NEC Corporation, Japan, have inaugurated a new facility, christened NEC HCL System Technologies Ltd in Noida, in the national capital region. NEC and HCL Technologies Ltd had announced their first major partnership in June where NEC, a Japanese technology giant, and a leading Indian IT group came together to form a JV.
With a capital of $5 million, this state-of-art facility spread over 20,000sq.ft at Logix Techno Park, Noida, will provide a single window over all the NEC HCL operations in high end offshore led software engineering solutions in network and security, embedded software, hardware design, R&D, high performance computing and mobile Technology.
The senior delegation from NEC led by Toshihiko Takahashi, president, NEC System Technologies Ltd and executive vice president, NEC Corporation, and Iwao Fuchigami, senior vice president and member of the board of NEC Corporation, and Vineet Nayar, president, HCL Technologies inaugurated the NEC-HCL System Technologies centre.
NEC and HCL will commence their operations with a core team of 50 people comprising the new technical talent. The senior leadership team led by CEO Anil Gupta, CTO Anup Dutta and the advisory committee with representation from the top management from each partner will be formed to set the future direction of the company. NEC-HCL System Technologies will ramp its team to 150 by 2006 and 300 by the end of 2007.
"We are proud to be associated with NEC; this is our first step in the direction of a long and fruitful relationship and we are confident that HCL will have a strong platform to strengthen its global presence and have wider access to Japan's IT market, which is one of the world's larger and more complex markets," siad Vineet Nayar, president, of the company.