UTC Sets Up Video Analytics Lab in India

Farmington, CT-based United Technologies that provides technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries, set up a video analytics lab at the T-Hub, in Hyderabad, India.

India’s largest startup incubator, T-Hub, is a private-state owned partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes, and key private sector leaders. It is a platform for entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and academia to interact and collaborate.

A Board with Startup 2018 written on it

“The launch of the lab will help us leverage innovative solutions for the benefit of our customers,” John Galbraith, vice-president (Global Engineering: Climate, Controls and Security) of UTC, said. Galbraith added that  besides helping start-ups in the video analytics space to develop products and services, the company may even integrate those products and services with UTC’s products. The start-ups might also be offered go-to-market help from the U.S. firm, reports Business Line.

September 16, 2017   No Comments

Chip Maker AMD to Expand India R&D

Sunnyvale, CA-based semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices which currently has a staff of approximately 1,300 in India, plans to hire more engineers at its two research and development centers in the southern cities of Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Jim Anderson, senior vice president, AMD said that the company will “continue to grow at these centers”  because a lot of advanced engineering work was being done in India. “For our Ryzen Mobile processor, lot of engineering work was done at Hyderabad,” he added.


Stating that India is an important market for California-based AMD, Anderson said that there is a huge market for business PCs, and the company aims to increase its share with aggressive marketing of its new products, reports BusinessLine.

September 13, 2017   No Comments

India’s Largest Medical Device Park Opens for Business

At 250 acres, India’s largest medical devices park started operations in the outskirts of Hyderabad in the state of Telangana. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban Development and Industries, who inaugurated the park, said, “We will provide all the necessary facilities to develop this park into a dedicated ecosystem for MedTech innovation and manufacturing of medical devices.”

With an aim to promote innovation through incubation, the facility will work closely with the Indian Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, which will provide expertise in medical technology utilization for alloy works, plastics and medical electronics. It will also provide guidance in the use of biotech components such as DNA proteins and reagents, IoT, imaging, voice and data processing, among others, reports Pharmabiz.

Medical Devices Park Telangana

Fourteen companies, including Apollo Hospitals, Cyient Limited, Sandor Medicaids, Healthware Private Ltd, Sanofi Shantha Biotech, and Hetero Drugs have been allocated 50 acres of land in the park, where they will invest over $65 million (Rs 425.59 crore) and create direct employment for nearly 4,000 people.

July 20, 2017   No Comments

Voice of America Facilitates Pronunciations of Indian Words

With the advance of technology and its ongoing refinement, far-flung areas of the world are getting closer and closer. Business, education, travel, and media reference a plethora of cultures more than ever before.

In 2000, Voice of America‘s pronunciation guide was developed to help media with tricky pronunciations. Now it is an invaluable tool for a broader audience. “People all around the world use it thousands and thousands of times a day,” said Jim Tedder, the broadcaster responsible for the guide. He noted that usage spikes around major world events. VOA’s guide is codified, public and it includes spoken samples, reports the Washington Post.

Try pronouncing these words as they are pronounced in the phonetic languages of India:

Modi, Narendra – nah-rehndrah   moh-dhee

Gujarat – guh-jah-rath

Kashmir – K-ush-meer

Hyderabad – h-eye-dhrah-baadh

Arun Jaitley – uh-roon    jay-th-lee

Namasthe – nah-mus-thay

Avatar – uh-vah-thaar

Chutney – ch-ut-nee

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June 25, 2017   No Comments

India’s Aurobindo Pharma to Expand New Jersey Facility

At its current New Jersey facility,  the company makes non-penicillin and non-cephalosporin products. The bulk of its U.S. supply comes from India, where it has six plants. It gets more than half its total revenue from selling drugs for HIV/AIDS, asthma, and schizophrenia, among others, to the U.S.

India’s drug industry is worth about $15 billion and it supplies roughly 30 percent of the medicines sold in the U.S. reports Business Line.

June 11, 2017   No Comments