Karnataka invites Intel to set up unit; offers land in Mangaluru, Belagavi

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on June 03, 2020 Published on June 03, 2020

Karnataka has invited chip major Intel to set up a manufacturing unit in the State.

Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for IT-BT, Electronics and S&T CN Ashwath Narayan held a video conference with Intel India head and other top executives on Wednesday.

He assured full co-operation to the company and offered land at Mangaluru and Belagavi to set up its units. “There is a port in Mangaluru, while Belagavi is a few hours from a major port in Goa,” he said referring to the connectivity through sea to export the chips manufactured from Karnataka.

The Minister also assured that the government is expected to ensure ease of business to the tech major to set up their units.

Intel Business Operations-director Manas Das handed over a cheque for ₹1 crore donation to Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Intel India top executives Ananth Narayan, Jitendra Chedda, Anand Deshpande, Anajali Rao, Vice-President of Vertical Solutions Kishore Ramisetty interacted with the Minister through video conference.

Western Digital

The Minister on Tuesday had a video interaction with the Country Manager- Western Digital India, Supria Dhanda. The San Jose, California headquartered Western Digital has had a presence in Bengaluru for the past 15 years and employs 3,000 people in the city.

The organisation recently developed a 1 TB MicroSD Card in the Bengaluru center and the Minister conveyed his appreciation and the collective pride of such a development having been done in the city.

Published on June 03, 2020
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