Intel India marked its 20th anniversary today with the inauguration of its latest design house, SRR4, at its Bengaluru campus. It also announced key initiatives to promote innovation in the technology ecosystem and support inclusive participation of women in the industry.
Built with an investment of approximately Rs 1100 crore, the newest facility located at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in Bengaluru, has 620,000 sq. ft. of space including 100,000 sq. ft. of lab infrastructure. Extending Intel’s R&D presence in India, it will house technologists who work on engineering projects across
hardware and software.
One Storey High technology
A smart and green building, SRR4 is the second building in India to be constructed with the ‘One Storey High Technology,’ with each floor being built on the ground, then lifted and attached to the top of the building. As per the
company, this technology resulted in the reduction of scheduled construction time by up to 60% compared to traditional methods.
The new building is equipped with IoT-based smart features, including smart lights and real-time occupancy management, as well as energy-harvesting tiles installed at the entrance of the building that generate and store energy as people walk into the building. In addition, it uses renewable energy sources like solar and fuel cells for power generation, which is expected to meet 40% of the building’s power demand and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 37%.
The design facility was inaugurated by Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (IC) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways, Government of India, and Bob Swan, CFO and interim CEO of Intel Corporation in the presence of many other delegates from the government, industry and academia.
Bob Swan, CFO and interim CEO, Intel Corporation, said, “This year Intel celebrated its 50th anniversary, marking a half-century of innovation that has profoundly changed the world. This milestone is an opportunity to embrace a
new Intel, a different, fast-paced, global company that’s adapting, growing and building the future. Intel India has grown tremendously over the past 20 years to become a strategic site and a key growth engine for Intel as it transforms to a data-centric company.
The inauguration of the new research and development (R&D) facility reinforces our commitment to India. We have robust collaborations with the vibrant and mature technology ecosystem in India and look forward to the next 20 years of innovation.”