Philips opens new Innovation Campus

By : |September 30, 2005 0

BANGALORE: Philips opened its new 500,000 square feet Campus facility spread over 12.5 acres here today
“Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) is elementary to Philips technology strategy and will become its global competence center to fuel growth and create value in the business areas of Healthcare, Lifestyle & Technology,” said Frans van Houten, CEO, Philips Semiconductors, declaring open the new Campus.

“In the Healthcare domain, it will work on hospital workflow packages, providing ubiquitous Healthcare solutions. In the domain of Lifestyle, it will significantly contribute to Digital TV and Blu-ray. Connectivity will be the key area of contribution under the Technology domain.”

Specifically referring to the activities of Semiconductors R&D team in PIC, van Houten said, “We are working on 65nm SoC designs and libraries, IP modules and are investing heavily in our Nexperia Home and Mobile platforms using the skills of the India design team. Additionally, a large number of global design-ins for our DTV and advanced cell phone programs are being supported from here.”

“India has become a major growth opportunity for us both from consumer and technology points of view and the investment in this Campus reflects our commitment to expanding our presence here. PIC’s growth plans are concrete and realizable,” said van Houten, reiterating the growth projection of 2500 employees at PIC by end-2007.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bob Hoekstra, CEO, PIC, said: “Philips conducted a survey on expectations of the future workplace. The new campus is designed around its employees, facilitating an easy to experience work environment with advanced features. This flows from the three brand pillars of Philips — Designed Around You, Easy to Experience, and Advanced. It is designed to offer a dynamic innovation environment.”

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