Monday, July 15, 2024

Qualcomm Launches New Chip Design Center in Chennai

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Qualcomm, a prominent chip-maker, has unveiled a cutting-edge chip design center in Chennai, India. This state-of-the-art facility, established with an investment of Rs. 177.27 crore, is dedicated to crafting innovative wireless connectivity solutions. It aims to advance Wi-Fi technologies and bolster Qualcomm’s global research and development efforts.

The inauguration of this center heralds a significant milestone in India semiconductor industry, generating employment opportunities for up to 1,600 skilled technology professionals. This move underscores Qualcomm’s commitment to fostering indigenous talent and aligns with the government’s ‘Make in India‘ initiative, aiming to propel the nation’s growth in the technology sector.

In addition to focusing on wireless connectivity solutions, Qualcomm’s new design center will actively contribute to the company’s global Research and Development endeavors, particularly in 5G Cellular technology. Rahul Patel, Group General Manager at Qualcomm Technologies, highlighted the pivotal role of the center in shaping the future of connectivity, both locally and globally.

Furthermore, Qualcomm’s announcement of a program supporting 6G University Research in India signifies its commitment to staying at the forefront of technological innovation. This initiative, aligned with the government’s Bharat 6G Vision, reflects Qualcomm’s proactive approach towards advancing next-generation technologies and fostering collaboration with academia.

IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw India.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw commended India’s technological strides and reiterated the government’s dedication to fostering a digitally-empowered society. He expressed support for Qualcomm’s endeavors, emphasizing the importance of connectivity in India’s digital transformation journey.

This collaborative effort between the government and industry stakeholders aims to connect millions of Indians through 5G connectivity, driving inclusive growth and innovation nationwide.

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