Intel’s Bangalore operations are in one of the city’s most sophisticated buildings, with over 200,000 square feet of office and lab space, and one of the first multi-level parking structures in the area. Originally a sales and marketing office since 1988, Intel India soon expanded due to the country’s Information Technology and engineering talent pool. Now the majority of work done at Intel India is software and hardware engineering. Intel’s Bangalore operations include the most Intel divisions in any country outside the United States. Employees primarily work for the Intel India Development Center (IIDC)
and the sales and marketing organization.
Since its inception in 1999, the IIDC has grown to employ more than 800 employees, all supporting its mission of delivering high-quality, cost-effective Intel solutions through technology leadership and quality engineering. The IIDC is Intel’s largest non-manufacturing site internationally. It invests heavily in India’s education and community development.
Intel’s sales and marketing office in Bangalore employs 200 people. There are satellite offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh and Kolkatta. Employees working in these offices provide world-class sales and support at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), developer and end-user levels.
The primary responsibilities for Intel’s sales and marketing
team in India include:
Delivering innovative products to consumer and OEM markets
Driving Intel’s initiatives, technologies, products and services into the marketplace
Creating demand for Intel’s products
Driving the market to recognize Intel’s role in the Internet at the OEM, developer, and end-user levels
Intel’s Bangalore offices offer employees an on-site gym, cafeteria, walking trails and a conveniently located ATM. There are clubs and groups for employees to join, including Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills.
Intel Involved India, an employee community volunteer program, has reached out to over 1,000 students in Bangalore City schools with computer donations. More than 150 employees from the IIDC helped two local orphanages through donations and teaching, and then went on to plant a forest of 450 saplings in the heart of the city. Intel Involved India also provides support for registered, non-profit organizations that promote education, the environment and civic activities.
Intel and the government of India are working together on several initiatives related to information technology industry policy, as well as expanding education and technology programs throughout the country. Specifically, these initiatives relate to e-governance, high-power computing and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab Asia project.