AMD, which describes itself as a high-performance and adaptive computing leader, has inaugurated its largest global design centre in Bengaluru. This, the company says, marks a milestone in its commitment to expand research, development and engineering operations in the country.
The state-of-the-art campus will host approximately 3,000 AMD engineers in the coming years, focused on the design and development of semiconductor technology including 3D stacking, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more.
The AMD Technostar campus, as it is known, is part of the company’s US$400 million investment in India over the next five years, which was announced at Semicon India 2023. AMD says the campus will serve as a centre of excellence for the development of leadership products across high-performance central processing units (CPUs) for data centres and PCs, data centre and gaming graphics processing units (GPUs), and adaptive systems-on-chip (SoCs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for embedded devices.
The 500,000-square-foot campus and office space includes huddle spaces and conference rooms designed to foster collaboration and creativity. The space features modern R&D labs spread over 60,000 square feet and a large demo centre for visitors to experience AMD products and solutions.
The campus also includes a cafeteria acoustically engineered to host gatherings of more than 2,000 employees and a gym and a yoga centre.
As Jaya Jagadish, India Country Head, AMD points out: “The India Design Centre started with a handful of employees in 2004. Today, 25% of AMD’s global workforce is located in India and they support the development of AMD leadership products for data centre, gaming, PC and embedded customers.”