Microchip Technology sets up new R&D centre in Chennai

Chennai: Microchip Technology Inc has announced that it has set up a new research and development (R&D) centre in Chennai.

Spread over approximately 1 lakh square feet, the new centre is poised for further expansion and headcount growth, accommodating up to 1,200 employees, stated a release.

The new centre will focus on IC design, physical design, computer-aided design (CAD), application and software development. It will also catalyse the development of the local ecosystem for integrated circuit design and specialised embedded systems development, said the firm.

President and chief operating officer of Microchip Technology Inc, Ganesh Moorthy, said, “The new Chennai development centre underscores Microchip’s commitment to designing and developing differentiated embedded control solutions for our customers. Microchip’s continued investment in India provides opportunities for the country’s workforce of highly-qualified engineers while allowing us to better serve our growing customer base in the region.”

NT Bureau