Technology and Ecological theory move together
By siliconindia | Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 06:00 Hrs
Bangalore: Sanyo's development center in India, Sanyo LSI Technology India (SLTI)is in the process of a makeover, according to a Business Standard report. The global corporation is redoing the center's focus and aligning it to the "Think GAIA" vision. A company official for Sanyo India confirmed that new work would be coming to the center in the future. Also fresh recruitment for the newly made center is expected to commence soon. The initial staffing has been cut down from around 100 professionals to about 10 persons at present. According to him, Sanyo is working to incorporate the corporation's new vision, which is to provide cutting-edge solutions for a sustainable world. According to Tomoyo Nonaka, chairperson, Sanyo Corporation, visiting India recently, "Think GAIA" involved a threefold approach considering action from the environmental, energy and lifestyle viewpoints. "In each of these fields, Sanyo is redefining conventional ideas, pursuing radical perspectives taking advantage of technological resources to propose global solutions,"she commented. SLTI was set up in 1998 as a 100 percent subsidiary of Sanyo Electric with a $ 5 million capital investment to adhere to the new technology of multi-media, digital consumer equipments etc. The aim was to co-ordinate with Sanyo's semiconductor business headquartered in Japan and provide development support and design services in the area of LSI/VLSI design and embedded software. The GAIA hypothesis refers to an ecological theory, which proposes that living matter of planet Earth functions like a single organism. Keeping in tune with this vision for sustainability Sanyo announced the launch of âEneloopâ rechargeable batteries in India. "Think GAIA" envisions a concept that is gaining ground in the 21st century. It considers earth as a living planet where life and nature are intimately interwoven with each other. "In the later part of the last century, mankind's pursuit of convenience and material comforts has left behind indelible stains such as global warming and environmental destruction," Nonaka further highlighted.