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LSI plans to up R&D from India

Aravind Gowda  |  Chennai/ Bangalore 

US-based LSI Corporation, a silicon-to-systems provider, plans to enhance the research and development activities at its Indian R&D centres in Bangalore and Pune.
The $2.39-billion company specialises in products and services like integrated circuits, adapters, systems and software to power solutions for the storage, networking and mobility markets. It has R&D centres at several locations with the largest in the US at Wichita, Kansas.
Of the 6,000 people employed by the company, over 4,000 work at the R&D centres.
"While 2,000 people are at the US R&D centres, close to 700 are in India, which is our second largest R&D centre. The Indian R&D centres are playing a critical role, evolving end-to-end products for all our business lines," said Philip Brace, senior vice-president (Corporate Planning and Marketing), LSI Corp.
LSI could enhance its presence in India by merging mobile chip and storage systems maker Agere Systems into the company last year.
"The Indian R&D centres are driving independent projects. We expect additional R&D work from our Indian operations with new business emerging from the customers' perspectives," he added.
Over 10,500 patents are held by the company. "We have the second largest number of patents in the world with IBM leading the list. On an average, we file at least 600 patents a year.

First Published: Mon, December 10 2007. 00:00 IST