Quark to engage 150 software engineers for India

Tuesday, 28 December 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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CHANDIGARH: US-based software giant Quark will engage 150 more software engineers for its India operations.

A company spokesperson said the recruitment of 150 new software engineers would be done next month, with Quark Media expanding its base here.

Quark already has an established software unit at Mohali (Punjab), 10 km from here, with a workforce of 1,600.

The company's media house was in the news last week after the Punjab Police refused to register a case against a former official of the company for alleged theft of software.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh intervened to ask police officials to investigate the Quark complaint.

He admitted that the Punjab police had failed to understand the nuances of IT, intellectual property rights and cyber crimes due to which the controversy relating to non-registration of a case arose.

Officials said Quark had threatened to pull out of future projects in Punjab after police failed to register a case on their complaint.

Apart from the existing investment, the company was coming up with a $500 million software park project at Mohali - Quark City.

Fred Ebrahimi, who recently took over as chairman and CEO of Quark City after leaving his position as chairman and CEO of Quark Inc., said: "I am most appreciative of the chief minister's support for high-tech industries. Our clients at Quark City will all be companies that require such intellectual property protection."

Quark Inc, based at Denver, is now headed by Kamar Aulakh as chairman and CEO.

Aulakh, a 1974-batch mechanical engineering graduate from Chandigarh's Punjab Engineering College, joined Quark eight years ago and now heads the company. He belongs to Chandigarh.

Source: IANS
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