Inauguration of AMD's Largest Global Design Center in India

To expand research, development, and engineering operations in India, AMD has opened its largest global design center in Bengaluru.

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Inauguration of AMDs Largest Global Design Center in India

Making a significant step to expand research, development, and engineering operations in India, AMD has opened its largest global design center in Bengaluru. The state-of-the-art campus is set to accommodate around 3,000 AMD engineers in the future, with a specific focus on the design and development of semiconductor technology, encompassing areas such as 3D stacking, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more.


The campus was inaugurated by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Cabinet Minister for Railways, Telecommunications, Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. AMD executive leaders including Mark Papermaster, executive vice president and chief technology officer; David Wang, senior vice president of GPU technologies and engineering; Brian Amick, senior vice president of central engineering; and Andrej Zdravkovic, chief software officer and senior vice president of GPU technologies along with the AMD India leadership team were present.

As part of the company's $400 million investment in India over the next five years, announced at Semicon India 2023, the AMD Technostar campus has been established. This campus will function as a center of excellence dedicated to developing leading products in various domains, including high-performance CPUs for data centers and PCs, GPUs for data centers and gaming, as well as adaptive SoCs and FPGAs for embedded devices.

Spanning 500,000 square feet, the campus and office space showcase the richness of Indian art and craft, incorporating huddle spaces and conference rooms that encourage collaboration and creativity. Boasting modern R&D labs covering 60,000 square feet, the facility includes a spacious demo center for visitors to engage with AMD products and solutions. Additionally, the campus features a cafeteria designed with acoustics to accommodate gatherings of over 2000 employees, along with a gym and a yoga center to foster the holistic health and well-being of AMD employees.


Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications & Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India said, “India's semiconductor program launched under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays strong emphasis on supporting the design and talent ecosystem for semiconductors. AMD setting up its largest design center in Bengaluru is a testament to the confidence global companies have in India.” 

Mark Papermaster, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, AMD said, “We are pleased to inaugurate our largest global design center in Bengaluru today. This investment strengthens our relationship with India and showcases our confidence in the exceptional engineering talent that the country has to offer. The relentless pursuit of engineering excellence and innovation is the cornerstone of our success. This new design center will help propel technology and product development across the AMD portfolio, fueling the next generation of high performance, adaptive, and AI computing solutions for our customers around the world.”  

Jaya Jagadish, India Country Head, AMD said, “The India Design Centre started with a handful of employees in 2004. Today, 25% of AMD’s global workforce is located in India and they support the development of AMD leadership products for data center, gaming, PC, and embedded customers. This new facility marks the next milestone in our growth journey to be a significant contributor to the advancement of semiconductors.” 

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