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Connectiva to Double India Headcount

Connectiva, a revenue management solutions provider, is looking at doubling

its India R&D investments and headcount. The company primarily caters to the

telecom industry. Connectiva has a portfolio of more than thirty major telecom

players across the globe that include tier-1 Indian operators and global players

like Zain Group Celtel, Etisalat, and Cable & Wireless, among others.


ARM VLSI Test Lab at Bangalore Center

ARM has incorporated a VLSI test lab in its design center in Bangalore. The

new VLSI test lab will provide analysis of VLSI libraries and ARM physical IP to

correlate design to silicon behavior. This activity has become a partner

requirement prior to SoC tapeout as technologies have increased in complexity

and mask costs have escalated. The establishment of the VLSI test lab completes

the requirements to enable the ARM India design center to provide a full

complement of design services to the companys global partners.

IBS Software Comes to Rotterdam

IBS Software, a leading global provider of new-generation IT solutions to

the travel, transportation, and logistics (TTL) industry, is setting up an

office at Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The new facility will help IBS establish

an ocean transportation line of business (LoB), the latest addition to its six

other lines of business.

AMD Goes Lean

As part of a company-wide initiative, AMD has applied Lean techniques, used

successfully by Toyota, Porsche and others, to reduce waste and drive

efficiencies across its operations. This was highlighted at the keynote speech

at the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference, by Doug Grose, AMD

senior vice president for Manufacturing, Technology Development & Supply Chain

Management, who outlined a number of steps the company has taken to improve its

manufacturing efficiency and customer-responsiveness.


Tata to Expand Network

Tata Communications and Sonus Networks, a market leader in IP communications
infrastructure, have unveiled plans for the strategic expansion of Tata

Communications global voice network. The expansion of the global voice network

represents further execution of the companys mission to expand its global reach

and ability to deliver IP-leveraged communications solutions to businesses and

consumers worldwide.

Juniper Expands R&D Center

Juniper Networks recently doubled the size of its research and development

center in Bangalore. The center, which has occupied a second building at the

Embassy Prime and Bagmane Tech Park, now has capacity for over 1,200 staff. The

expansion, to over 250,000 sq ft of floorspace, comes five years after the R&D

center first began operations with a staff of thirty engineers.


Targus to Expand Footprint

Targus Technologies, a system and network integrator, has outlined its plans to
expand its footprint across India by shifting its head office to a new location

in Gurgaon and opening a new branch office in Mumbai. The new head office is

spread over a space of 15,000 sq ft with four floors. The companys headcount

touched 250-plus in 2007-08.

ADI Enlarges Portfolio

Analog Devices (ADI) is expanding its portfolio of market-leading energy

metering solutions (EMS) with the ADE51xx and ADE55xx single-chip metering

devices, which are designed for the increasingly sophisticated communications

networks used by energy markets. Globally, solid-state energy meters are

replacing failure-prone electromechanical systems that are subject to meter


Net4 India Opens Singapore Subsidiary

Net4 India has announced the opening of its newly formed subsidiary, Net4

Singapore, and that it has also been awarded with the service-based operator (SBO)

license in Singapore. Under the license, the company will now be able to support

a range of enhanced retail and wholesale VoIP business. The new division aims to

create a proactive, customer-facing organization and to manage the wholesale

VoIP business from Singapore for its international market. Net4 will establish a

new PoP in Singapore for VoIP-related services that include the international

calling card service (ICC), toll free services, IP telephony services, VPN

voice/data services.