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Analog Devices opens new development center in Bangalore

April 26, 2010

Jerald G. Fishman, president and CEO, Analog Devices, along with Dr. S. Karhik, engineering director, IPDC.

Jerald G. Fishman, president & CEO, Analog Devices, and Dr. S. Karhik, engineering director, IPDC.

Jerald G. Fishman, president and CEO was recently on a trip to India, apparently, his first ever, to celebrate 15 years of Analog Devices’ presence in India, and to inaugurate its new development center in Bangalore.

He said: “We have opened a new development center in Bangalore, India. We are focusing on signal processing. We are a leader in high performance signal processing solutions. We sell our products into virtually every application.”

Commenting on some trends prevailing today, he added: “Everything has to be greener and consume lower power. We also have products for security, video surveillance, etc. Another trend is healthcare. Our technology enables images that doctors need. For example, we have a solution that enables you to see medical imaging of the heart in four dimensions.”

Speaking on the company’s Bangalore center, he said: “For many years, the Bangalore center has been at the forefront of several designs. We have got the capabilities here as good as anywhere. The people here will become more important for us over the years.”

Dr. S. Karthik, engineering director, precision signal processing (ASC), India Product Development Center (IPDC), Analog Devices India Pvt Ltd, said that the India center opened in 1995 to focus on SHARC processors. The SHARC processor family dominates the floating-point DSP market with exceptional core and memory performance and outstanding I/O throughput. He added that the India PDC is home of the SHARC processor.

In 2002, Analog Devices India added analog and mixed-signal design group to the IPDC. In the same year, Analog Devices and IIT-Madras announced India’s first DSP learning center — the ADI-IITM DSP Learning Centre.  The IIT-M faculty, in consultation with ADI engineers, designed the course material and the lab experiments. The centre is designed to train approximately 500 students every year, of which about 400 are from various engineering colleges in the region and about 100 are from industries in India, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

In 2006, Analog Devices opened the IC test development facility.  Karthik said that the company has also added the DSP application engineering capability. In the past 15 years, the IPDC has done products from concept to development in India.
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