Intel today announced an investment of Rs. 1,100 Crore in R&D facility at their Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) Campus in Bengaluru, Karnataka in India. It will be a 6,20,000 sq.ft. facility. This building is named SRR4 and is said to be built as a ‘Smart and Green building’. The R&D facility will generate about 3,000 jobs in the next 18 months.
This move by Intel Corporation further strengthens their Research & Development presence in India. An interesting thing to note about this building is the innovative way in which it is planned to be built. The SRR4 will be built using One High Technology where floors are designed on the Ground and then added to the building and completed roof-down. This will reduce the construction time by 30%.
The SRR4 is a smart building which is surrounded by IoT (Internet of Things) from smart lights to cutting edge Real Time Occupancy Management which will put the resources of building to an optimal use. This facility will be powered by renewable energy sources like Fuel-cell-based power.
Intel calls the SRR4 a ‘Design House’ and will be using this laboratory primarily for the purpose of designing and verifying chips, hence consolidating India’s R&D operations majorly to their SRR facilities.
This facility makes sure that India remains Intel’s largest design center outside the US.
All the material for this building is locally procured through contractors. A Multi-level car parking is also a part of this facility which will accommodate the increasingly needed parking space. This MLCP will also be built using recycled and low-emission material.
Intel has been expanding their R&D in India for the past 15 years and has invested USD 4.5 Billion so far.
Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka said,
“Karnataka has always been in the forefront when it comes to the IT industry, being the center of investment, our Invest Karnataka initiative is proving its worth with such beneficial investments in the recent years. Such investments will bring tremendous job opportunities and strengthen the IT sector in the country”.
Ms. Nivruti Rai, Intel India General Manager, Vice President of Data Center Group said,
“Intel India plays a very strategic role in Intel’s growth, with significant contributions to Intel’s technology and product leadership. We are excited about expanding our best-in-class R&D infrastructure in India that will enable us to continue our momentum in doing cutting-edge innovation and design work from India. We look forward to working with the vibrant ecosystem in India and contribute to the country’s innovation journey.”