Kochi, Kerala/San Jose Ca, October 19, 2005:
GDA Technologies Inc, the California-based Electronic Design Services company, today announced the launch of its state-of-the-art design center at Kochi in Kerala and the target is to develop this into a global facility in the near future.
The center would have 25 qualified engineers working in it by the end of the year with the capacity set to double over the next one year and the expansion would be targeted towards supporting other GDA tech centers.
Incubated at the Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RASET), Kakkanad (Kochi), the center would focus on complex board designs, embedded software development besides seeking to expand into other areas as well, company officials said.
Fr. Jose Alex, Director of RASET lighted the lamp and formally launched the center today at 11.30 a.m.
“We signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RASET in June and with in the timeline set, we are now operational in three months. At Kochi, we will be focusing in developing Embedded Technology.” said Gopa Periyadan, VP and GM of Systems Division at GDA Technologies. Arun Ramanathan, Senior Director, GDA Chennai Design center, Sebastian Nedumala, Director of GDA Sacramento Design Center and Thomas S, Sr. Manager for Kochi Design Center, accompanied him.
“With industry’s active participation like this, we hope to promote a new culture in the campus, which will provide a greater exposure for the aspiring engineering students, and a more effective industry-institution interaction,” said Fr. Jose Alex in his inaugural address.
GDA has design centers in San Jose, Sacramento, Boston, Irvine, Bangalore and Chennai with Kochi being the third design center of the Silicon Valley headquartered company in India.About GDA Technologies:
GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) solution provider for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software, and complete systems from concept to product. GDA has been the leading solution provider for fast interconnect technologies such as PCI Express, HyperTransport, RapidIO, Ethernet, and Advanced Switching, with several licenses sold in computing, networking, and communications markets. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, California with satellite design centers in Boston, Sacramento, Chennai, Kochi, and Bangalore.