IT Major establishes dedicated engineering development center for NEC Electronics
Bangalore, India -- February 14, 2008 --Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has been selected by NEC Electronics to provide semiconductor design services. Headquartered in Kawasaki Japan, NEC Electronics, one of the world's largest manufacturers of system-on-chip (SoC), microcontroller, and discrete semiconductor solutions.
The development center was inaugurated by President and CEO of NEC Electronics, Toshio Nakajima at Wipro's Electronics City facility in Bangalore. The development centre will provide front-end and back-end design services and IP to NEC Electronics for Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and microcontrollers in the Digital Consumer and Automotive areas. Wipro will also work on various designs ranging from 150nm, 130nm up to 55nm.
"We are very excited to work with Wipro, a recognized leader in semiconductor design support services," said Toshio Nakajima, President and CEO, NEC Electronics. "Wipro thoroughly understands the requirements of global electronics industry, and has an excellent track record of delivering quality and winning solutions."
Sudip Nandy, President, Telecom and Product Engineering solutions, Wipro Technologies said, "We are delighted to be selected by NEC Electronics. As one of the largest semiconductor firms in the world, NEC Electronics has an exceptional understanding of the needs of the market. Wipro will leverage its vast VLSI experience, coupled with our in-house Design methodology - EagleWision, to deliver first time right designs to NEC Electronics."
As the world's largest independent 3rd party VLSI design Services provider, Wipro's team of more than two thousand engineers helps clients across Americas, Europe and Asia develop next generation electronic products for clients in the automotive, avionics, computing, Consumer, medical, industrial and telecom industries.
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
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