ADI focuses on mobility, healthcare in India

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 28, 2010


Analog Devices has opened its new, expanded
development facility, which is located at RMZ
Infinity Technology
Park, in Bangalore. The new facility will allow better
collaboration between the company s DSP, Analog and Software divisions and will
help ADI India to further develop its core strengths such as analog IC design,
processor IC design, and multimedia embedded software. 

Analog Devices India has developed five generations of Analog’s SHARC digital signal processors (DSPs) from its development centre in India. The company s analog and digital signal processors are currently used in industrial process controls, medical and scientific instruments, communications gear, computers & consumer electronics devices and going forward will see more applications for the mobile, healthcare, green energy sectors.

Jerald G Fishman, president & CEO of Analog Devices said, We have built unmatched competencies here over the last 15 years, beginning in the processor design domain and expanding into analog and software capabilities.
The company inaugurated a facility located at the RMZ Infinity Technology Park in Bangalore. Built over 60,000 sqft of build-up space, the new facility can accommodate 400 employees. Currently the company operated from an office of 40,000 sqft of built-up space and has 220 engineers working out of its Bangalore office. So the company is likely to increase its headcount over the years.

The new centre is expected to allow better collaboration between the company’s DSP, analog and software divisions and help ADI India to further develop its core strengths such as analog IC design, processor IC design and multimedia embedded software. India centre would become more important in the US-based company’s research and development in the next 10-15 years, said Fishman.

He said a lot of the focus of chip design now was on improving the power efficiency of the end products. "The recent recession has increased the demand for chips that can improve the productivity of people and factories. Telecom, especially in cellphone signal transmission, healthcare and automotive are areas that are seeing significant application of semiconductor technology. In healthcare, our technology is there in products like CAT/MRI scanners, ultrasound machines and we recently developed a technology that allows you to see the heart in four dimensions, including the way it beats, and the blood flow through the heart," he said.

The company has about 150 customers in India and caters mainly to the military & DRDO labs and also telecom industry over the last many years.

Going forward the company is looking at mobile, healthcare, power and big growth areas in the country.
The Indian team is also is also significantly contributing to Analog’s Blackfin processors and several other advanced analog and mixed signal products aimed at various market segments.