To support its research and development in software for wireless technologies, Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its India operations with a new 100,000 ft2 facility in Bangalore. The Bangalore center develops best in class embedded platform software solutions for cellular protocols, multimedia, security and connectivity. This new development follows closely on the company's recent acquisition of a 300,000 ft2 campus in Noida to support expansion plans.

"Investment in this facility strengthens Freescale's software platform solutions for mobile and consumer devices," said Sandeep Chennakeshu, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale's wireless and mobile systems group. "The new center will develop software for wireless technology and house a state of the art laboratory for software validation."

Focusing on the regional importance of the expansion, Ganesh Guruswamy, country manager and director, Freescale Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd., said, "Our Bangalore center is an integral part of Freescale's global design innovation for advanced wireless technologies. We will continue to focus our investment in India to generate value for our customers and maintain our technology leadership."