Wipro sets up ODC for Toshiba TEC

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BANGALORE: Wipro Technologies is opening an Offshore Development Center (ODC)

in Bangalore for Toshiba TEC. The development center will be engaged in

designing and developing next-generation models of Toshiba TEC’s

Multi-Functional Peripheral (MFP). This was announced by Wipro thorough a media



Toshiba TEC, chief technology executive, Koji Izawa said, "Wipro has

provided Toshiba TEC with complementary skills and our relationship has been

extremely successful. We are excited about the future of this


Wipro Technologies and Toshiba TEC have been working together for about five

years. Currently, Wipro is working on the development of a future-generation MFP,

a project that has involved the creation of embedded drivers, utilities and Web

technologies. In another project managed globally across the USA, Japan and

India, Wipro has also ‘Internationalized’ Toshiba TEC’s MFP, enabling it

to work across different countries’ preferred standards.

"Wipro’s introduction of this development center enhances our

long-term relationship with Toshiba Tec," said Wipro’s Japan Operations,

vice president, Shreedhara Shetty. "In turn, Toshiba TEC has shown its

appreciation of our work by moving us up the value chain."

Wipro Technologies established its presence in Japan in 1995, and today

almost six per cent of Wipro’s software exports are to Japan, covering both

enterprise applications as well as technology services. Wipro has invested in

Japanese language and culture training programs to enable its software

professionals to bridge cultural barriers.

The projects undertaken by Wipro in Japan cover areas in Internet

technologies, e-commerce, mobile commerce, embedded systems, ASIC design and

telecom applications, with the focus industries for enterprise applications

being Finance, Manufacturing, Telecom and Technology. Currently Wipro is

partnering with over 35 Japanese companies to provide IT services.