Analog Devices has unveiled its new India headquarters for the approximately 600 Bengaluru-based staff who make up ADI India. The new facility, which houses one of ADI's top three global design centres, will focus on developing and selling technologies and solutions for the global automotive, industrial, healthcare, consumer, Internet of Things (IoT), security, communications, and energy markets.
Having started as a three-person product development centre in 1995, ADI India's headcount has grown by a factor of 200 over the last twenty years to support the evolving needs of ADI's global customers. Mirroring ADI's transformation from a manufacturer of modules and integrated circuits (ICs) to a provider of edge-to-cloud systems, and from a focus solely on hardware to one that includes software and data analytics, ADI India counts software, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), applications, product and test engineering, systems, and analog and mixed signal IC development among its broad suite of capabilities.
Today, ADI India is a global development centre for ADI, working collaboratively across all ADI businesses on all stages of product development – from concept to silicon to production to application – as well as providing the supporting software. ADI India's product portfolio includes digital signal processors (DSP), complex system on chip (SoC), analog to digital (ADC) and digital to analog (DAC) precision converters, video processing, ultra-low power microcontrollers, high speed converters, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), software tools and algorithms.
ADI India has developed of some of the Company's most successful products. ADI's high-performance, power-efficient ADSP-21584 processor – designed, developed and supported by ADI India – is used by one of the world's leading consumer audio brands in a premium sound bar that has won accolades at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and enabled our customer to increase its market share in the competitive sound bar market. The ADI India-developed DSP, ADSP-21479, is being used by a U.S.-based medical electronics company in its pulse oximeter to enable unparalleled levels of performance in challenging conditions where traditional pulse oximeters fail.
“We have created a culture of innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence at ADI, encouraging our engineers to explore, learn and share while giving them opportunities to work across teams and domains so they become well-rounded experts,” said Yusuf Jamal, Senior Vice President of ADI's Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer, and IoT Solutions and Security Group. “We have been aggressively investing in our global facilities, including a recently announced U.S. expansion in Silicon Valley, to better attract and leverage local talent and skills and this investment in ADI India will better position us to accelerate growth and impact for ADI.”
Located on Old Madras Road, the new facility is conveniently located close to Byappanahalli Metro Station. The new 175,000 square foot facility features height adjustable work stations, centrally located state-of-the-art testing labs, well-furnished common spaces for collaboration, work cafes on each of the six floors with gourmet beverage machines, a yoga studio, a spacious central cafeteria with multiple food options and big screen TVs, and energy-efficient electrical and HVAC systems. The facility has a capacity for up to 920 employees, allowing for a 50 percent increase in ADI India's current headcount.
“ADI India has come a long way since its humble beginnings as an integrated circuit design centre, having experienced an impressive expansion in the capabilities and range of functions being performed by our skilled employees here in Bengaluru,” said Sai Krishna Mopuri, Managing Director, ADI India. “As we move into this new facility, we plan to expand our university relations program work with reputed academic institutions, which includes fellowships, sponsorships and internship opportunities, through additional partnerships and talent acquisition from engineering colleges across the country.”
ADI India currently hires new graduates from IITs, NITs and other reputed engineering institutions, and has plans to hire software, systems engineering, and IC design and development engineers both at the experienced and entry levels. It runs a robust internship program where students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the industry.
ADI India has also played an instrumental role in setting up partnerships with globally renowned Indian design services companies and research institutes, which has contributed to injecting additional innovation, agility, and workforce flexibility to ADI's product development, while helping to establish mutually beneficial relationships with our partners and customers in the region.