US chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has collaborated with Indian 4G and 5G equipment makers, VVDN and C-DoT to offer telecommunications solutions in the country, enabled by its acquisition of programmable logic chip maker Xilinx.
The partnership mains AMD’s chip making vision in India. Earlier in July the company notified that it is investing USD 400 million in the country over the next five years to enhance its presence in chip design and software development capabilities.
Gilles Garcia, Senior Director Business Lead, Data Centre Communications Group, AMD said will bring leading-edge, power-efficient technologies to India to power radios, servers and compute requirements at data centres and the edge and even in the radio access network (RAN).
Garcia underlined that AMD is a fabless company that does not manufacture its own chips and sees no opportunities to participate in the manufacturing sector as much. However, by helping local vendors such as VVDN in making servers and radio equipment, AMD is indirectly involved in transforming India into an electronics manufacturing hub.
Based in California AMD has around 10,000 employees in India working on research and development, software development, validation and chip architecture design. BW Businessworld