Bangalore, May 16, 2000 - Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE:DPH) has announced the establishment of a software technical center in Bangalore, India, to meet the increasing demand for vehicle software.
The new Delphi Technical Center India will develop software for Delphi's worldwide vehicle applications. The center will eventually employ about 250 people and is located at the International Technology Park in Bangalore.
The majority of the employees will develop microprocessors software used in embedded controls for electronic systems such as engine and powertrain controllers, antilock brakes, radios, instrument clusters and air control systems.
"As computing platforms in the vehicle continue to expand in size and number, the need for software to support these platforms is increasing dramatically," said Dave Wohleen, Delphi Automotive Systems executive vice president and president of Electronics & Mobile Communications Sector.
In addition to the new tech center, Delphi Delco Electronics Systems is currently recruiting software, design and test engineers for this growing segment in the U.S.
Delphi, has placed US$2.9 billion dollars in mobile multimedia business for its telematics, smart radios and rear seat entertainment systems.
According to Jeff Owens, general director of engineering for Delphi Delco Electronics Systems, "Tech Center India will offer Delphi access to the intellectual resources found in Bangalore.
"We have had a presence in Bangalore for more than four years and are very confident that the expertise and experience available here supports our objectives," said Ashok B. Ramaswamy, director of Technical Center India.
The initial focus of the new technical center will be on automotive embedded systems that depend on software as a medium for providing product features, differentiation and adaptability to different vehicle customers, according to Ramaswamy.