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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

May - 2008 - issue > Tech Buzz

Enchancing their Reach

Christo Jacob
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Christo Jacob
Novell opens India Development Center in Bangalore
Giving a new thrust to Novell's 14 years of commitment to India, the company opened its largest engineering facility outside the U.S. recently in Bangalore. The new India Development Center (IDC) at Bagmane Tech Park delivers interoperable Linux platform and integrated IT management software. The company will invest about $100 million in the country in the next three years.

The new facility with a capacity to house 700 employees will support the company's global engineering initiatives with responsibilities for several products and technologies, including SUSE Linux enterprises, ZENworks, identity and access management solutions, and Novell's Open Enterprise Server. Though the company has key technical talent in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, and the Czech Republic, the IDC represents Novell's largest concentration of technical talent outside the U.S.

Tandberg’s first R&D in Bangalore
The Norwegian company Tandberg, a provider of tele-presence, high definition videoconferencing, and mobile video solutions is betting on Indian market. As a part of the move, Tandberg has kicked off its first R&D center in India.

The new facility in Bangalore will create new intellectual properties for Tandberg’s next generation video communication solutions. The facility, currently with 11 employees, can accommodate 80 engineers.


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