BANGALORE, India -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced it will work with Wipro Technologies Ltd. here to set up the first Asian development center for TI's OMAP application processors and modem technology for 2.5G and 3G mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile Internet appliances.
"Wipro has extensive experience optimizing software, systems integration and product support for digital signal processing (DSP) based wireless systems, which extends TI's capabilities to support 2.5G and 3G wireless device manufacturers and OMAP application developers," said Biswadip Mitra, managing director for Texas Instruments India.
Wipro, India's largest information technology (IT) provider, has recently expanded its development activities into the IC design market. Last month, the Bangalore-based company announced a Bluetooth alliance with austriamicrosystems AG of Austria, which will provide chip foundry services for WiPro (see Feb. 18 story).
The new OMAP development center will provide services to enable application software developers in India and other Asian countries to quickly create multimedia wireless applications, said Dallas-based TI. Terms of the development center partnership were not released. TI's Open Multimedia Application Platform (OMAP) is based on highly-integrated digital signal processor.