SanDisk unveils new R&D facility in B'lore

SanDisk unveils new R&D facility in B'lore

SanDisk India, part of the flash storage devices and enterprise storage technology major SanDisk Corporation with a total revenue of $6.4 billion, on Thursday unveiled its new R&D facility in Bangalore which has a capacity to house more than 1,000 engineers.

Interacting with Deccan Herald, SanDisk Business Development India Director Vivek Tyagi said the company is looking aggressively at the retail business, along with enterprise storage solution business.

“We operate in four verticals, which include retail consumers of SD cards, mobile companies, client computing with laptops, desktops, in the enterprise, and hyperscale data centres. Of this, 33 per cent of our revenue came from retail business and 67 per cent from the OEM enterprise business,” said Tyagi. SanDisk India research and development (R&D) activities started in 2006 with 70 persons and it’s now the second biggest facility after the US office with 600 employees.

SanDisk India Corporate Engineering Vice President Guruswamy Ganesh said, “The India R&D facility has brought out solutions which impacted a total revenue of around $2 billion.” The Fortune 500 company has R&D centres in California, Israel, Japan, and Scotland. “The India R&D facility has over 20 patents to its credit and have developed key products like the 200 GB micro SD card and 128 GB micro SD card.  Our global R&D spend for the current year is $900 million,” he said.

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