Wipro started off as a fast moving consumer goods company that produced oil and laundry soap, and later diversified into the IT business in 1980 and subsequently invented the first Indian 8086 chip.
Headquartered in Bangalore, the company now has a diverse portfolio including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally.
Wipro has more than 40 'Centers of Excellence' that create solutions around specific needs of industries. It is the world's first CMMi Level 5 certified software services company and the first outside the U.S to receive the IEEE Software Process Award. Last quarter, the company added 54 new clients of which 11 were Global 500 and Fortune 1000 clients.