Intel arm Wind River to set up design centre in Bangalore

K. V. Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on May 10, 2011 Published on May 10, 2011

Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, will set up an India Design Centre to cater to the local needs of its customers in the area of avionics and Defence.

The company will finalise the initial staff requirement for the proposed centre in the next two months.

“We have hired people to head the centre,” Mr Jim Douglas, Senior Vice-President (Corporate Marketing), of Wind River, told Business Line.

Offerings in India

The Alameda (California, the US) based company, which earned 30 per cent of its global revenues from software services, is planning to replicate its services offerings in India. It offered device development portfolio.

There had been requests from our customers such as DRDL for providing India-specific solutions beyond technology. The India centre would explore opportunities in the services segment and localisation in the areas the company operated.

Mr Jim was here to deliver the keynote address on ‘Advancements for 21st Century Warfare: Safe and Secure Intelligent Systems' at Wind River India Aerospace and Defence Regional Conference held here.

Wind River, which seized to announce standalone results after it was bought by Intel, said Asia-Pacific contributed 17 per cent to its revenues. “We would like to take this to 25-28 per cent in the next five years,” he said.

Mr Venkatesh Kumaran, Country Manager (India) of Wind River, said the company would bring in technologies that cater to medical and mobile phone into India. At present, the company addressed avionics and Defence businesses.

Medical segment

In the medical segment in India, the company would focus on bringing in technologies for MRI, CTI Scan and diagnostic tools in the next one-two years.

The company was also on talks with mobile OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in India to sell its mobile software. With a lot of Indian brands swarming the market, the company saw a business opportunity.

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Published on May 10, 2011
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