TCS put a stake on Embedded Systems in Japan

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 05:46 Hrs
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Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Software Company, on Sunday announced a series of investments in the field of Embedded Systems to help Japanese corporations innovate and remain globally competitive.

According to TCS, the company will invest $10 million over the next 12 months for a dedicated Innovation Lab for embedded systems research in automotive, consumer electronics, telecom, and office automation for the Japanese market.

The new lab will be based in Pune along with a Centre of Excellence in Embedded Systems in Yokohama, Japan. The initial team will consist of 100 engineers and researchers located across India and Japan, the new lab will also leverage the capabilities of 19 other Innovation Labs as well as the TCS Co-Innovation Network.

TCS currently has more than 6,500 Embedded Systems engineers servicing global customers.

In addition, TCS will set up its second Japan-focused Offshore Delivery Center (J-ODC) at Pune focused on Embedded Systems to provide quality, a delivery framework and infrastructure customized for the needs of Japanese customers.

"Japan, the second largest market in terms of technology spend globally, is a key strategic market for TCS," said Girija Pande, Executive Vice President and Head, TCS-Asia Pacific.

"With a significant talent shortage facing the Japanese market TCS is investing in Embedded Systems R&D and Japan specific Delivery Center, to help our customers in applied innovation and reducing their go-to-market cycle time," said Masahiko Kaji, President, TCS Japan.

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