STMicroelectronics has opened a new design and development facility in Greater Noida, India. It plans to invest $30 million in local operations over the next two years and to recruit 300 engineers by the end of 2006. With room for 5,000 employees, the new campus is ST's largest design center outside Europe and one of its largest R&D facilities worldwide. It currently employs 1,500 people.
ST president and CEO Carlo Bozotti credited ST’s India operations with the development of leading-edge technologies for automotive applications, among others. Designers in India participated in the development of ST's low-power CMOS camera modules and contributed to the development of the first design platform on 90 nm deep-submicron CMOS technology.