Alcatel R&D centre files 75 patents

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on July 09, 2012 Published on July 09, 2012

Mr Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology and Mr Munish Seth, President and Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent India, at the inauguration of Alcatel-Lucent’s new and consolidated R&D facility in Chennai on Monday. - Photo : Bijoy Ghosh   -  Business Line

In the last six years, the research and development centre of Alcatel-Lucent in Chennai has filed nearly 75 patents on various technologies. This is nearly half of the total patents filed by the company out of India, according to a senior company official. For the French company, Chennai currently has global R&D ownership in major product lines, including fixed access element management system, said Mr Munish Seth, President and Managing Director, India Regional Unit, Alcatel-Lucent India Ltd. India is a major hub for Alcatel-Lucent’s global R&D ecosystem.

The India centre has over 3,000 engineers and scientists located in four locations – Chennai, Gurgaon, Noida and Bangalore - he told newspersons at its new location in the city. The company has consolidated all of its centres in Chennai. It has moved to a new 60,000 sq ft central location on the Old Mahabalipuram Road. This centre was inaugurated by Mr Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State, Communications and Information Technology. The centre has a capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 engineers while the current capacity is around 800.

Published on July 09, 2012
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