Indian Company to Design IBM chips

I.B.M. announced an agreement Thursday establishing an Indian outsourcing company, HCL Technologies, as the first design center outside I.B.M.'s own walls for its Power Architecture chips.

The deal highlighted India's growing role in the design of high-end chips. The country is better known as a hub for outsourcing of software development and comparatively low-end back-office work.

The agreement is also in line with I.B.M.'s plan to adopt a more open strategy in its microprocessor business by setting up design centers around the world to help customers in areas like wireless technologies, consumer devices and networking by developing customized chips. India Concern to Design I.B.M. Chips - New York Times

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