Motorola launches R&D facility in Hyderabad

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 08:00 Hrs
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Hyderabad: Showing further commitment to India, global telecom major Motorola Inc launched its new research and development facility here.

The new Motorola building, housing the Motorola Software Group (MSG), at Hitec City, Madhapur, was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy in the presence of Edward J. Zander, chairman and chief executive officer, and Padmasree Warrior, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Motorola Inc.

The new technology centre will house over 1,000 engineers undertaking pioneering work in the field of innovation in telecommunications and mobile applications. The facility will support research and development of cutting-edge software.

"Today's announcement of the new R&D facility for MSG is yet another testimony of our commitment to, and confidence in, India. Software is a major driver of technology and our Hyderabad facility's focus on software engineering addresses a key aspect of our global operations," Zander said.

"It will play a strong role in strengthening our position to leverage India's intrinsic advantages: excellent IT skills, scientific talent and competent, mature workforce," he added.

Motorola set up its first R&D facility in Bangalore in 1991 and since then it has had a fast-growing R&D presence in the country.
Source: IANS
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