Symantec opens second R&D facility in India

Symantec opens second R&D facility in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 02 April 2007, 05:00 Hrs
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Mumbai: Symantec Corp. inaugurated its Center of Innovation at Chennai further expanding its R&D and technical operations in India.

Unveiled by Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communications & IT and John W. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Symantec, the Chennai center will play a critical role in the development of Symantec's next generation of security and availability products and solutions for enterprises and consumers the world over.

The Center of Innovation at Chennai is Symantec's second R&D facility in India with plans for accommodating more than 1,000 employees. Symantec's Center of Innovation in Pune has more than 2,100 employees at the moment and works on high-end product development in the security, storage, and compliance domains.

Speaking on the occasion of the center inauguration, John W. Thompson said, "This center will further augment our already existing R&D and engineering strengths in India. We leverage these capabilities to maintain and extend our technology and product leadership globally. Our focus is also to be the solution provider of choice in a rapidly ?Connected India?."

Providing a preview of the work to be done out of the Chennai Center, Anil Chakravarthy, Vice President, India Technical Operations, Symantec Corporation said, "The Chennai center will play a significant role in developing innovative products and services across Symantec's portfolio. In the coming year the center will focus extensively on developing next-generation `Security 2.0' products including the distinguished Norton product line."

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