Thursday, August 1st 2013

AMD Opens New Global Design Centre in Hyderabad

AMD today announced the opening of a new design centre in Hyderabad, featuring world-class lab facilities dedicated to furthering both software and hardware innovations at the heart of AMD's popular Accelerated Processing Units (APUs.) In a ceremony held today, the new design centre was inaugurated by Rory Read, president and chief executive officer at AMD.

"AMD is committed to providing our customers with innovative, tailored technology solutions that empower people and deliver exceptional experiences," said Read. "Our Hyderabad Design Centre will play an important part in that mission as the team works in concert with our other design centers around the world to deliver AMD's next round of innovative products."

Located at Raheja Mindspace, HITEC City, Madhapur, in the heart of Hyderabad's technology hub, the new facility features 175,000 square feet of world-class engineering labs, equipment and office space for the hundreds of engineers who work there to deliver world-class, differentiated System-On-Chips (SOCs) for AMD and its global customers. AMD also has a design centre in Bangalore, as well as sales offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.

"India is a crucial market for AMD, and our design centers in both Hyderabad and Bangalore are key design and development hubs for our business," said Madhusudan Atre, corporate vice president, Design Engineering at AMD. "Like our talented engineering teams around the world, the engineers working in AMD's new Hyderabad Design Center are every bit as focused and committed to the sustained delivery of hardware and software innovations that can help drive the company's business forward."
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124 Comments on AMD Opens New Global Design Centre in Hyderabad

#1
drdeathx
by: Jorge
It's unclear to me exactly what India brings to the table other than cheap labor. Based on PC technical support from India I can confirm as can many others that it's worst than useless. It's best described as insulting, incompetent and infuriating. I hope AMD knows what they are doing with this deal in India or it will be shut down in a few years at a high cost no doubt.
They have a lot of marketshare in India. That is what the article says....
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Could you people get back to topic? I've given you leeway because I didn't want to come across as jingoistic. Some of you seem to have taken advantage of that. I just dusted off two decks of colorful cards.

To refresh your memory:
  • AMD opened an office here in Hyderabad
  • They're not exactly going to design the next Intel-killer or NVIDIA-killer there
  • We live in a globalized world, in which globalization is a two-way street
  • "They took our jobs" is a terrible argument. Brainy people moved to the US under H1B, met people, made money, got their ideas and capital back to their native countries. Boo fucking hoo. Make calculators illegal in your schools as it's illegal in ours, and then you'll begin to deserve those jobs you accuse us of stealing.
by: Dent1
If you call a Hong Konger Chinese or a Chinese person a Hong Konger they will be offended. To consider them one is actually racist.
No, people Hong Kong don't take offense to being called Chinese. They're proud of their ethnicity.
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#3
Over_Lord
News Editor
Make calculators illegal in your schools as it's illegal in ours, and then you'll begin to deserve those jobs you accuse us of stealing.
Bingo!
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#4
Dent1
by: Nabarun
How is "knowing" synonymous with "ignorance" ?:confused:


Anybody can consider whatever they want. For example, you may reside in the UK with British passport but consider yourself a Martian. Nobody can stop you from having an opinion. Whether everybody agrees with it is an entirely different story. A wish is not the same as fact. If you don't believe in Google, Wikipedia etc, then at least try the CIA fact book. But I'm guessing you"ll feel they aren't impartial either, since China and US have mutually-beneficial business interests.

I won't. Since one is a city and the other a country.
Hong Kong was always part of China before the Brits and Japanese took control of it briefly. So I don't think a Chinese guy living in Hong Kong will find it racist if somebody assumes he is Chinese.
What you're saying is nonsense.

Until recently, Hong Kong hasn't had any connection to China for over 150 years under British rule.

If you think that Hong Kong after 150 years of disconnect Hong Kongers are unable to establish their own culture, ways of live is then you're ignorant.

And I'm not just quoting Wikipedia. I've travelled to both Hong Kong and China so I can tell you first hand there is a disconnect. Heck Chinese people can't even visit Hong Kong without a visa.

by: btarunr

No, people Hong Kong don't take offense to being called Chinese. They're proud of their ethnicity.
As Chinese ethnicity second, Hong Konger nationality first. They like the ability to pick and choose.

In fact HK rather go back to British Rule than Chinese rule SCMP Poll: Hong Kong Wants Return to British Rule ...

This video gives you a candid idea of being a Hong Konger first What's the difference between Hong Kong and ma...

But yes I agree I cant change the minds of ignorant people and this side debate has gone too far. I'm in support of AMD expanding to Asia. We should all return back to the main topic.
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#5
Prima.Vera
I think this is the first time I've seen a forum derailment so big without the mods taking any action... :)))
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#6
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
its a delicate issue XD :roll:
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#7
m1dg3t
by: btarunr
Could you people get back to topic? I've given you leeway because I didn't want to come across as jingoistic. Some of you seem to have taken advantage of that. I just dusted off two decks of colorful cards.
Jus lemme add mah $0.02 :o

Good going AMD & India! This could be a beggining to a very fruitfull partnership for both :pimp:

:toast:

by: btarunr

To refresh your memory:
  • AMD opened an office here in Hyderabad
  • They're not exactly going to design the next Intel-killer or NVIDIA-killer there
  • We live in a globalized world, in which globalization is a two-way street
  • "They took our jobs" is a terrible argument. Brainy people moved to the US under H1B, met people, made money, got their ideas and capital back to their native countries. Boo fucking hoo. Make calculators illegal in your schools as it's illegal in ours, and then you'll begin to deserve those jobs you accuse us of stealing.

QFT! and abolish standardized testing...

If America had no $$$, :laugh:, well then... ;)
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#8
Nabarun
If you think that Hong Kong after 150 years of disconnect Hong Kongers are unable to establish their own culture, ways of live is then you're ignorant.
Wow! I'm amazed. You truly are on steroids, aren't you? We're not talking about culture/connection/wishlist/bla-bla-bla. I'm sure Hong Kongers are proud of their culture and whichever ethnicity they belong to. But just like Germans are proud to be regarded as Germans, and not Americans or Russians or some kind of mutants, I'm sure the people of HK are more likely to regard themselves as Chinese rather than British or Japanese. Your calling us nonsense and ignorant doesn't bother me at all. I feel sorry for you.
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I think there's no point in arguing to a lunatic (who doesn't even have the capability to write a few grammatically correct sentences) . It's just another one of those (very very thick) brick walls that Frick mentioned earlier.
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#9
Nabarun
by: de.das.dude
its a delicate issue XD :roll:
:cry:
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#10
Casecutter
by: claylomax
If you had to look up that, then something's wrong. Where did you go to school? I bet it's in the USA.
by: Casecutter
Had to look up Hyderabad just to be positive where it was exactly was...
First the article never specifically said it as being a city in India, at least in the abbreviated front page. While I've heard of Hyderabad it's not something my brain needs to commit to memory as to exactly where the sixth largest city of India is geographically located? That's what I meant.

I didn't know the sixth largest urban area of England as being South Hampshire, while I do know where it is geographically... as we pile a bunch of stuff in and around those ports for the D-Day invasion.

Do you know the sixth largest metropolitan area of Mexico is and its' geographical location, without looking it up... :cool:
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#11
Nabarun
by: Casecutter
First the article never specifically said it as being a city in India, at least in the abbreviated front page. While I've heard of Hyderabad it's not something my brain needs to commit to memory as to exactly where the sixth largest city of India is geographically located? That's what I meant.

I didn't know the sixth largest urban area of England as being South Hampshire, while I do know where it is geographically... as we pile a bunch of stuff in and around those ports for the D-Day invasion.

Do you know the sixth largest metropolitan area of Mexico is and its' geographical location, without looking it up... :cool:
It's not about knowing the 6th (or whatever) largest metro. It's just about knowing in which country one of the world's most famous tourist destinations and historically important city is.
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#12
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: Nabarun
It's not about knowing the 6th (or whatever) largest metro. It's just about knowing in which country one of the world's most famous tourist destinations and historically important city is.
dude ffs stop arguing. dont be a whiny baby :slap:
whining and arguing does nothing but lower your worth :/
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#13
Nabarun
It's not whining, just civilized expression of opinion. It's a discussion forum, and we are discussing (with the exception of a few unfortunate detours in the middle). :cool:
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#14
suraswami
Stop Arguing/Whining you all, otherwise I am going to open my Third Eye and burn you all!
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#16
Nabarun
LOL. So the point is, Hyderabad is not supposed to be a well known city because some freakin company doesn't list it in one particular year's list. Nice. Go find and read some more cards, you might find some more knowledge there.
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#17
Prima.Vera
If I am not mistaken, in Bangalore there is another AMD fab or location, right?
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#18
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: Prima.Vera
If I am not mistaken, in Bangalore there is another AMD fab or location, right?
Yeah. Bangalore is THE place. There's an Intel design center there. Xeon chips were developed there AFAIK one or two years ago.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
For the record, ATI has had an office in Hyderabad for over 10 years (which became AMD); NVIDIA has had an R&D centre here for over six years.
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#20
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
I am truly disappointed in some of the members in this thread, the opinionated responses to an article that is otherwise harmless and informative leave something to be desired. AMD know what they're doing. They're a company that handles(notice i said the word handles) millions and millions of dollars. I'm fairly sure they know how to do business better than 90% of the people complaining about where the location of this new building is. Good for AMD, good for Hyderabad. China has nothing to do with this so dont mention it.
Take your pointless conversations into private messages, thats what its there for, you can "discuss your opinions" there.
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#21
Casecutter
by: Nabarun
It's just about knowing in which country one of the world's most famous tourist destinations and historically important city is
by: Nabarun
LOL. So the point is, Hyderabad is not supposed to be a well known city because some freakin company doesn't list it in one particular year's list. Nice. Go find and read some more cards, you might find some more knowledge there.
Though it's supposed to be "well-know" because you say so? I'll take their word over yours...

You really must not take this so personally. I care less that people don't exactly know where Las Vegas or Disneyland are geographically located. Such destinations can be considered "well-know" to other travelers.

Hyderabad holds 38th in metro population, being some 800Km away from you it might spark you as significant, but in the scope of everything the world has to offer don’t get all crazy over it. Just because some person on the planet does not see it your way, you denigrate them? That just makes more folks perceive some of the people of India as disingenuous, which I’m sure is not your intent. Given your sensitivity to this I'd imagine many of your countryman are glad you're not the minister of tourism.
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#23
Nabarun
by: Casecutter
Though it's supposed to be "well-know" because you say so? I'll take their word over yours...

You really must not take this so personally. I care less that people don't exactly know where Las Vegas or Disneyland are geographically located. Such destinations can be considered "well-know" to other travelers.

Hyderabad holds 38th in metro population, being some 800Km away from you it might spark you as significant, but in the scope of everything the world has to offer don’t get all crazy over it. Just because some person on the planet does not see it your way, you denigrate them? That just makes more folks perceive some of the people of India as disingenuous, which I’m sure is not your intent. Given your sensitivity to this I'd imagine many of your countryman are glad you're not the minister of tourism.
You don't "have" to take anybody's word. I don't give a shit about what you believe and don't. It's your rebuke about the place which had to be protested that I did. That list doesn't contain Agra, New Delhi, Berlin, Moscow or Munich and a lot of other major cities either. So, according to you, those places aren't supposed to be well known either? If you think it's normal for you to not know, then don't write about it. And yeah, we know where Las Vegas or Disneyland is. But even if we were plain damn morons, we wouldn't bother to say, "Hey! Where the heck is this sh1thole that I had to look up on Google? Why would anybody bother to go there? This California or Boston or Philly is not there in this year's Pepsi or McDonald's list, so it MUST be a sh1thole that nobody is supposed to know about....". Hyderabad was not 800 km away from Columbus when he decided to find his way to India. That was not the age of internet, TV or mobiles. But YOU don't HAVE to know. But also, just because YOU don't know, don't assume nobody else knows and don't rebuke.
I'm not gonna comment on the stupid things you just said about me or the people of India. You are not worth it.
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#24
Casecutter
by: Nabarun
So, according to you, those places aren't supposed to be well known either?
No, you implied Hyderabad as the world famous tourist destination. I just quantified that it wasn't necessarily going to be considered in 2013... at least by that list, just like those other cities you mentioned.

by: Nabarun
assume nobody else knows and don't rebuke
You where the one who took issue with me. It wasn't that I didn't know Hyderabad is in India, but yes want to know exactly in what part of India it is located. Perhaps I didn't need to say I needed to look it up, I suppose it's that I'm secure enough to realize intelligence isn't what you know, more what you're willing to learn.

by: Nabarun
I'm not gonna comment on the stupid things you just said about me or the people of India. You are not worth it.
Ah, you pretty much already did...
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#25
theoneandonlymrk
by: RCoon
I am truly disappointed in some of the members in this thread, the opinionated responses to an article that is otherwise harmless and informative leave something to be desired. AMD know what they're doing. They're a company that handles(notice i said the word handles) millions and millions of dollars. I'm fairly sure they know how to do business better than 90% of the people complaining about where the location of this new building is. Good for AMD, good for Hyderabad. China has nothing to do with this so dont mention it.
Take your pointless conversations into private messages, thats what its there for, you can "discuss your opinions" there.
EXACTLY, nowt to add:rockout:
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