Semiconductor companies in Hyderabad
Here is a list of companies that work on VLSI or are primarily semiconductor companies that have a presence in Hyderabad
- Tundra Semiconductors (www.tundra.com)
Tundra established its design center in Hyderabad through the acquisition of Chip Engines Ltd., a former subsidiary of Alliance Semiconductors. Tundra works on system interconnect based bridges and other products revolving around PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express, Hyper Transport and Rapid IO. I think they also have an IP portfolio around these products. Some of the bridges include Hyper Transport to PCI and PCI-X bridges.
- AMD (www.amd.com)
Well, AMD, ATI, ATI-AMD whatever…… Its now AMD and whether the acquisition made sense or not – time will tell. The former ATI Hyderabad was established by acquiring CuTe Technologies. CuTe was predominantly working on compression/decompression of audio and video data for game developers for mobile phones and PDAs.
- Conexant (www.conexant.co.in/hyderabad)
Conexant has operations in Noida,Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore but has made Hyderabad its base for expansion. They are totally about 775 strong and plan to expand to 2000 in the next couple of years.
- Mindspeed Technologies (www.mindspeed.com)
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications according to their website. The press release at the time of their opening the Hyderabad center, says the center will provide development and customer support for a broad range of Mindspeed communication products including the company’s flagship Comcerto([TM]) voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) processors. They are starting with a small team of 15.
- Cypress Semiconductors (www.cypress.com)
The facility in Hyderabad is Cypress’s second in India. Cypress is one of the first after TI to enter India in the early 90s and have been in Bangalore since. I think their Asia Pacific head, Nagendra Cherukupalli, operates out of Hyderabad. I know a team there works on functional verification.
- Xilinx (www.xilinx.com)
Xilinx partnered with CMC before going on their own in Hyderabad. The CMC team produced more than 35 core IPs for Xilinx in less than three years. The center is about 60 strong.
- Renesas Technology (www.renesas.com)
Renesas Technology set up its first ODC at KPIT Cummins Infosystems to strengthen its design and development capabilities. KPIT Cummins previously executed design projects for Renesas in several areas, including SoC products for use in digital consumer electronics, analog circuit designs and embedded software. The Renesas ODC at KPIT Cummins will employ about 100 engineers.
- Mentor Graphics (www.mentor.com)
Mentor Graphics India was set up in 1997 and is now the second largest operation for Mentor outside the US. I have very little information on this and I don’t know if it is just a sales presence in Hyderabad.
- Synopsys (www.synopsys.com)
Synopsys has been in Hyderabad for a while now and I believe its mostly sales and AE oriented. I don’t think they do cutting edge EDA work.
- NANO-TECH Silicon India Pvt Ltd (NSTI)
NSTI plans to set up a mega semiconductor fab facility. I think it is associated with SemIndia
And there is SemIndia (www.semindia.in)
Companies under the SemIndia umbrella
– SemIndia Systems Private Limited - Focused on end user products (ADSL modems; GPONs, Wi-Max; Set-top boxes etc)
- SemIndia Fab Ltd
SemIndia Wafer Fab
SemIndia Assembly and Test Operations
– SemIndia Fab City Ltd
Focused on creating the entire Semiconductor Ecosystem in India